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SEAL who shot bin Laden speaks out


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Source: http://news.yahoo.co...-143245195.html

The U.S. Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden is speaking out for the first time since the May 1, 2011, raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

In an interview with Esquire, the former SEAL

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And you wonder why you have guys like Christopher Dorner at large?

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And you wonder why you have guys like Christopher Dorner at large?

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Not only did he not get the 20 year mark for the health INSURANCE benefits(no retiree from the military gets health care benefits, only insurance) but even if he had, if the Democrats in power get their way, he wouldn't have been able to keep them for long anyway.

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He walked away from a promising career, his loss.

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He walked away from a promising career, his loss.

Doesn't say if he left by choice. The military doesn't let you sign up for 20 years anymore. Every few years you have to renew your contract. If they don't renew it at 16 years, you are out. Would be interesting to see how/why he got out.

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He walked away from a promising career, his loss.

While I agree that he quit before the 20 year mark, and I understand why he was denied certain benefits, I think the least they could do is try to find a job for the man within the government and provide him with protection. Presidents get protection once they leave the White House, why can't he? And if they cannot provide him with protection, then at least relocate the man and his family with a new identify somewhere else in the states or another country.

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Are you really telling me that the **********er that shot Bin Laden in the face couldn't get his contract renewed? You did see the part were he refused to stay on active roster yes?

It simply speaks to the broader issue that occurs when anyone leaves any job here.

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A Job offer to drive a beer truck. This is disgusting.

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Protection from what?

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Are you really telling me that the **********er that shot Bin Laden in the face couldn't get his contract renewed? You did see the part were he refused to stay on active roster yes?

the **********er

He is not that.

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A Job offer to drive a beer truck. This is disgusting.

I'm not sure what people would want him to do after returning to civilian life.

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He is not that.

I say that with the highest respect.

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Really?

Why should we care about this specific person more than everyone else?

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Those men are out there, risking their lives, leaving their families behind to fight in another country on the other side of the world and do their best to slow down terrorism, keep people like Bin Laden away from your families and your countries so you can enjoy the freedoms you have without worry. I think they deserve some respect, don't you think?

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Leave it to the neowin members to express their immature level to the highest :rofl:

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Are you serious?

Yes? They haven't disclosed his name and no one knows where he lives, not to mention who is it, exactly, that's going to hunt him down and try to harm him?

I think you're just overselling the danger he's in compared to, say, any other soldier.

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Why should we care about this specific person more than everyone else?

Why should he give up his freedom, his family and a normal life to defend your freedom and the freedom of millions of people he doesn't even know? Why should he care about you, me and everyone else? He didn't have to, but he did.

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Why should he give up his freedom, his family and a normal life to defend your freedom and the freedom of millions of people he doesn't even know? Why should he care about you, me and everyone else? He didn't have to, but he did.

Those are all his decisions though. He signed up for the military, that's the path he wanted to take.

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Those are all his decisions though. He signed up for the military, that's the path he wanted to take.

Very true, but that doesn't mean we have to be disrespectful to him.

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Those men are out there, risking their lives, leaving their families behind to fight in another country on the other side of the world and do their best to slow down terrorism, keep people like Bin Laden away from your families and your countries so you can enjoy the freedoms you have without worry. I think they deserve some respect, don't you think?

I can respect them for what they do and what they volunteered to do without holding them on a pedestal. I realize what they do is hard work but they have the hard work of an entire military behind them and an entire nation paying taxes to support them. What does respect mean to you?

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Does it say how he came out of the Military? Was he not signed on for further service? If he left of his own accord then what is he bitching about? He doesn't deserve special treatment for doing what he was paid to do. If he wasn't signed on? Seems a shame they didn't sign on someone who has demonstrated that he is effective at his job.

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Does it say how he came out of the Military? Was he not signed on for further service? If he left of his own accord then what is he bitching about? He doesn't deserve special treatment for doing what he was paid to do. If he wasn't signed on? Seems a shame they didn't sign on someone who has demonstrated that he is effective at his job.

Oliver North was given protection when he got out. Just a thanks you and a C-Ya later is no way to treat any member of the Miliatary.

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A Job offer to drive a beer truck. This is disgusting.

Average trucker in Wisconsin makes $44,000 a year, and most likely if he was driving for a major brewery the pay may have been higher with pretty good benefits. Not a bad starter job IMO, and no one's shooting at you..

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckerreport.html

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