They are congenital liars who can’t be trusted to tell the truth about anything.
The U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 is easily one of the best-trained, best-equipped combat teams on the planet today. When at least 20 of them helicoptered into the fortified concrete compound in Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden, they were unsure of exactly who or what they’d encounter.
With the elite commandos now back on U.S. soil, giving their own accounts of what happened, those details are now coming into greater and greater focus — and the picture emerging differs significantly from the initial version to come from the White House.
What the administration initially said was an “intense firefight” leading to the al Qaeda chief’s death, The New York Times on Thursday dubbed an “extremely one-sided” attack. Officials briefed on the operation, says The Times, indicate the only bullets every fired at the SEAL team came from bin Laden’s trusted courier — the man who inadvertently led the U.S. to the compound — in the first minutes of the raid. After that, once the SEALs entered the three-storey block-like structure, they were never fired upon again.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters the U.S. troops “met with a great deal of resistance,” adding that many people in the compound were armed.
Carney said the raid led to a “highly volatile firefight” and said those involved in the raid “handled themselves with the utmost professionalism.”