Sunday, September 02, 2012

Where SEALs Stand

The The New York Times featured a review of No Easy Day, the highly anticipated book written by a Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that took out Osama bin Laden. Here's a striking excerpt:
It is only after the George W. Bush presidency that the author begins complaining about the slow-moving “Washington machine” that members of the SEALs found frustrating. That irritation mounts in 2011, when the SEALs anxiously awaited their signal to raid Abbottabad, but this account is determined to steer clear of serious politics or leave itself open to election-season manipulation. The worst it has to say about President Obama is that none of the fighters who caught bin Laden wanted to help re-elect him, and that he never followed through on a promise to invite them to the White House for a beer.

Says something about the president, eh? Read a few more shocking anecdotes here.

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