Monday, February 11, 2013


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—identified as "The Shooter" due to what the magazine described as "safety" reasons—said he's been largely abandoned by the U.S. government since leaving the military last fall.
He told Esquire he decided to speak out to both correct the record of the bin Laden mission and to put a spotlight on how some of the U.S. military's highly trained and accomplished soldiers are treated by the government once they return to civilian life.
Despite killing the world's most-wanted terrorist, he said, he was not given a pension, health care or protection for himself or his family.
"[SEAL command] told me they could get me a job driving a beer truck in Milwaukee," he told Esquire.
Plus, he said, "my health care for me and my family stopped. I asked if there was some transition from my Tricare to Blue Cross Blue Shield. They said no. You're out of the service, your coverage is over. Thanks for your 16 years. Go f--- yourself."

1 comment:

FeminizedWesternMale said...

His belief that he'd be coddled only reveals he didn't know who he was fighting for. His whining about the unhidden lack of civilian opportunities and his subsequent choices means they got rid of him at about the right time.

Thank you Shooter, but how typically American of you to bitch about what are the same crappy choices we are all facing in this Jud├Žo-Liberal Craphole. A least you had your day that no one can take away from you.