Will The Navy SEALs Swift Boat Obama?http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/will-resentful-navy-seals-...The frustration — or, even anger — within the SEAL community is real, and has been brewing for months, particularly among a politically conservative core of operators. It started immediately after the raid, with questions among the Special Forces and intelligence community of whether the president should have waited to announce the kill to exploit the intelligence cache at Osama’s compound. It simmered after a Chinook helicopter was shot down, killing 30 Americans, 22 of them Navy SEALs from Team Six.Was it a coincidence, SEALs asked themselves, catastrophe hit Team Six so soon after being named as the team responsible for the killing?... an extreme sensitivity in the White House as to who would have the privilege to tell the Bin Laden story, best expressed in a compelling, if well stage-managed, story in the New Yorker. The piece recounted the Abbottabad raid based on interviews with senior administration and military officials, while imbuing the story with the drama of a SEAL's eye view. Yet the author conceded he had not actually interviewed the men who did the shooting. _________________________I hope the SEALs get the true story out and that none of them suffers at the hands of this administration for telling it.--fleg
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