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Will Navy SEALs swift-boat Obama over the bin Laden raid?

Many Navy SEALs are not happy that President Obama is "taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden," says Toby Harnden at Britain's The Daily Mail. Quoting retired and active SEALs, both on the record and off, Harnden makes the case that many SEALs resent Obama for using the group as "ammunition" in his re-election campaign. Some U.S. commentators dismissed the report as a conservative hatchet job, but others aren't so sure, saying Republicans could use the SEALs' alleged complaints to undercut Obama's most visible foreign policy success, much the way the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth decimated.
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Panetta: Former SEAL's book on bin Laden raid jeopardizes operations; writer should be punished

News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said revelations in a book written by a retired Navy SEAL on the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden could put future operations in jeopardy and suggested that the writer should be punishe... Read Post

SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book identified

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. Read Post

Is Osama bin Laden's killing still a plus for Obama?

News : The Week: News & Opinion (2 years ago)

A year ago, President Obama's decision to order the daring Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden was a clear political winner. Now Obama's making his most spectacular foreign policy success a focus of his re-election campaign, ... Read Post


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