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And a navy sailor was there and wrote a book but not here apparently -- -- sudden -- here.
Apparently has a different version.
Of what happened little one you have -- -- your point out.
And your account with your beautiful highest level.
Of special forces command and -- -- -- in my observation was.
Just reading that haven't known Dorgan and us.
It's going -- -- pretended.
More believe the guy -- was rarer than somebody who breached year war when -- -- wrong term.
No I agree and that's why and inserted the notice in the book and we will and future additions take his account any consideration -- I'll say his version of events is not.
Dramatically different than the version that's in the book but.
In the final moments that sequence of shots that actually kill bin Laden.
His account varies from the one that I was told and I presume since he's the first.
Eyewitness who has come forward.
That -- place more credibility on his.
Version than the one -- heard did he chartered.
You know he did we talked at length.
-- but should.
Make the distinction between talking and interviewing.
You know I was trying to talk him into.
Letting me interview him and he was about to leave the unit and was trying to decide whether to.
Caught get a contract and right its own books or work with me.
And I gave it my best shot but he was too Smart for me now did anybody who was at auction.
No none of the seals who were in -- unit to my knowledge none of spoken to anyone other than this one guy.
So widely -- to -- While the story of finding bin Laden is a lot more than the forty minute raid that took place -- -- -- -- eleven it's a story really about the evolution of this amazing.
Capability of tracing these -- -- time.
And terrorist networks around the world and finding.
The principles and you know figure out where they aren't going after them -- that story.
Which I think is encompassed if you tell the story of how they found.
Tells you really what has evolved over the last ten years actually quite an amazing story.
Sort of starts sort of -- -- -- and Afghanistan.
And then Edmonton -- early stages of little -- of this war and not right after 9/11.
Members thought we had -- Osama bin Laden.
Dropped -- someplace called Tora Bora to Ryan Brecht or command and from what happen.
Well he escaped Tora Bora and basically we lost -- him for the next eight or nine years and even though.
You know the Bush Administration would say that they believe that he was hiding in the tribal areas of Pakistan in truth that CIA.
Had lost track -- and completely.
And it wasn't really until.
The chain of events described in the finish where they were able to.
Locate him again.
At least -- the person they.
Had a pretty good idea.
Was -- in this compound in a lot of all his Mexican and different -- and minimally CIA I don't know I think it was a always a huge priority C you know I think strategy emphasis on the Bush Administration I don't know.
Sure yeah I mean I mean President Bush I think was every bit as committed to finding Osama bin Laden is President Obama -- But I do think that when your fighting two wars.
Particularly in Iraq which really blew up on us the president.
Had a lot on his plate and I do think President Obama.
Get some credit for having sort of -- -- boosted.
The emphasis on finding bin Laden.
So our own what I.
I -- -- have an agenda of the -- What to do elections coming up on the phone if Obama just -- America.
Him more detailed final spot.
-- -- -- barometer but if you -- component yeah.
Drivers of that alone.
-- seems -- -- just observe and are reasonable.
Talking about social event of terrorism effort on the part of some people not to do -- bush administration.
-- -- credit for pursuing this at all so.
There's a little of that -- I certainly do give.
Him credit and I do think that the capability I'm talking about this thing they called find fix finish exploit analyse disseminating.
Its debts -- truly remarkable capability that -- from every branch of the intelligence agencies the military.
And that and with a special operators is something that we wouldn't have today.
Whether you think that going into Iraq was a good idea or a bad idea the truth is that this capability evolved out of that conflict.
Mark -- a marked an option and her partner or a -- -- -- collateral Blackhawk down.
Which was an enormous potential.
Is there more scope to finish the killing of some of the law -- modest -- more than forty minute.
An addiction tennis players in.
Don't want why do you think -- -- Administration went to such great links.
To reveal all of -- went down at all for a fallen over one another -- what exactly happened.
Which was the motivation apparently -- -- -- sealed.
To tell his -- what actually happened was there.
Well I mean I think that the well let's that was -- -- They were as senator as the rest of the country was by the news that they had found killed sound in line.
And you know I think if you people misspoke I don't believe that any secrets -- leaked or revealed in fact as I worked on this book.
I was actually disappointed that no one was leaking anything to me now and I think you know that seal who has written his own book and having been involved in talks with them.
While it was considering all of -- was motivated primarily by the opportunity to transition from military life.
To simply -- for the little money in his bank account which I think he's accomplished.
Sort of motivation percent.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I think he wanted to tell the truth but I also think socialist he had a valuable story to tell -- are roses and attention and someone worked there.
And in -- and I think that's true now I think he was trying to catch -- by telling.
Truthful version of -- and you're doing one.
I'm trying to do the same thing -- that's what I do for a living.
-- publish your motives or.
Does not appear burglars or element on several parents.
Well I very hard to get it right so whenever mr.
run but it -- thanks all the surveys that killing of Osama bin Laden.
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