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RobJohnson
09-04-2012, 01:58 PM
(CNN) -- The much-anticipated memoir of a Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden hits bookshelves Tuesday to an eager audience whose pre-orders have already put the book at No. 1 on Amazon's bestseller list for two weeks.

But the Pentagon may not be as eager to see the release of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden."

Last week, the Pentagon general counsel threatened legal action against the former Navy SEAL who wrote the revealing book.
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"None of us were huge fans of Obama. We respected him as the commander-in-chief of the military and for giving us the green light on the mission," wrote the former SEAL, who was a 36-year-old chief petty officer when he left the Navy as a highly decorated commando in April.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/04/politics/seals-bin-laden-book/index.html

Gina
09-04-2012, 07:32 PM
Pentagon: Book on bin Laden raid includes classified information (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/04/pentagon-book-on-bin-laden-raid-includes-classified-information/?cmpid=NL_FNTopHeadlines)


This could get ugly. Speaking of that:



http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Politics/panetta_hearing_030712.jpg

Bailey
09-04-2012, 07:40 PM
Its funny they are all for manning giving secrets to a foreign national to embarrass this country but when a vet does it to show what a bad ass he is they aren't so accommodating.

linda22003
09-05-2012, 08:27 AM
Who in the administration has supported Bradley Manning? I've missed that completely.

noonwitch
09-05-2012, 08:47 AM
I have to admit that there is a part of me that wants to read the book-for the inside scoop on what happened. It is likely a fascinating story. I suspect a lot of people feel that way.


He should have had the DOD vet it first, if that is what the rules require, regarding national security.

LukeEDay
09-05-2012, 08:59 AM
There must be something in there that crucifies obama. I am sure they will file it with obama's records. We wouldn't want anyone to know the truth about him you know.

Bailey
09-05-2012, 09:07 AM
There must be something in there that crucifies obama. I am sure they will file it with obama's records. We wouldn't want anyone to know the truth about him you know.

I am sure if this book was kind to obama you wouldn't have heard a peep from anyone.

LukeEDay
09-05-2012, 09:26 AM
I am sure if this book was kind to obama you wouldn't have heard a peep from anyone.

You know it. They don't want anyone to know the truth about the magic one.

txradioguy
09-05-2012, 09:45 AM
I wish the Government had been this upset over WikiLeaks.

LukeEDay
09-05-2012, 04:20 PM
I wish the Government had been this upset over WikiLeaks.

Wikileaks was going after Bush, so that was o.k

Bailey
09-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Who in the administration has supported Bradley Manning? I've missed that completely.

Sorry Beltway, I was talking about your liberal friends.

RobJohnson
09-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Navy SEAL bin Laden book out-selling '50 Shades' on Amazon


http://news.yahoo.com/navy-seal-bin-laden-book-selling-50-shades-175008251--finance.html

Odysseus
09-06-2012, 10:16 PM
I wish the Government had been this upset over WikiLeaks.

I wish that the government was this upset over the leaks from the White House staff that puffed up Obama.

I really love how Hope and Change Cartoons has dealt with this:


As You Leak It (http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/2012/09/as-you-leak-it.html)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0Vh87Qg0mqY/UEZdM-LtymI/AAAAAAAAGjM/5Q_Y9Vi5RPs/s640/As-You-Leak-It.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0Vh87Qg0mqY/UEZdM-LtymI/AAAAAAAAGjM/5Q_Y9Vi5RPs/s1600/As-You-Leak-It.jpg)

Yesterday saw the release of "No Easy Day," the story of Osama bin Laden's killing by one of the Navy Seals who actually took part in the mission (http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/books/read-street/bal-no-easy-day-navy-seals-book-on-bin-laden-raid-out-today-20120904,0,547799.story?track=rss).

But the author, writing under the name Mark Owen, has come in for heavy criticism from the Pentagon for revealing tippity-top secret information about the training programs and operational details of the Navy Seal program which "may provide enemies with dangerous insight into their secretive operations (http://www.blogger.com/may%20provide%20enemies%20with%20dangerous%20insig ht%20into%20their%20secretive%20operations)."

Except what the book reveals is that Navy Seals train really, really hard and most of those who try to enter the program wash out. And it then goes on to say that when Navy Seals are told to deliver a heapin' helpin' of whupass, you can bet your last dollar that someone is about to have a really bad day.

Not exactly stunning revelations, huh?

Certainly not as stunning as the genuinely top-secret information which the Whitehouse has leaked repeatedly to make our feckless Commander-in-Chief seem slightly less of a hand-wringing wimp. For instance, the Whitehouse leaks betrayed the man in Pakistan who helped us find Osama bin Laden...they've given operational details of how the mission was planned and carried out...and they revealed that the Seals recovered computers and harddrives from bin Laden's hideout, thereby making the information nearly worthless.

Even worse, Team Obama has given nearly unlimited access to top secret documents in order to facilitate the making of a Hollywood film which was originally intended to be released, by some almost inconceivable coincidence, just before election day.

The politically-motivated Whitehouse security leaks are endangering the lives of Americans domestically and abroad, whether civilians or uniformed members of the military. But to combat these leaks, Obama has done nothing other than ask Eric Holder to look into it. And considering Holder's inability to see New Black Panthers with billy clubs in front of polling places, or "Fast & Furious" guns flying across the border, we're thinking that Helen Keller is more capable of "taking a look" than the Attorney General.

In light of all the leaking, Hope n' Change finds it unacceptably hypocritical of the Obama administration to criticize "No Easy Day. " Though perhaps they're only worried that the "spoilers" in the book will put a damper on their movie's box office profits.

Because for this administration, the profit (blessed be the name) always comes first.



The Navy Seals aren't happy with Barack Obama.
This 22 minute video makes it clear why we shouldn't be happy with him either.



http://youtu.be/X-Xfti7qtT0