Friday, May 13, 2011

Def. Sec. Gates: Agreement To Keep Details Of Bin Laden Raid "Fell Apart," Security Increased For Navy Seals

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is stepping down in June from that post, spoke out in front of military personnel about concerns that too much information came out right after the raid that took out Al-Queda terrorist leader Osama bin Lade (Jake Tapper - ABC).
“Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden,” Gates said. “That all fell apart on Monday -- the next day.”

Gates’ response was prompted by a question from a Marine in a Medical Logistics Company, who asked “what measures are being taken to protect the identities and the lives of the SEAL team members, as well as the lives of military forces deployed that might have to face extreme retaliation from terrorist organizations that want to have those identities known?”

Gates said that “there is an awareness that the threat of retaliation is increased because…of the action against bin Laden. “ He said there “has been a consistent and effective effort to protect the identities of those who participated in the raid, and I think that has to continue.”

The defense secretary said that “when I met with the team last Thursday, they expressed a concern about that, and particularly with respect to their families…I can't get into the details in this forum, but we are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security.”
This was also a topic on Client Number Nine's show on CNN last night.

Apparently, Vice President Bite Me couldn't control his mouth and blabbed the other night that it was the Navy Seals who had done the mission (UK Telegraph).

Unfortunately, this is what happens when you have "leadership" (and I use that term very loosely) that has not known what it is like to wear the uniform, or respect the job those men and women do.  They're only interested in Election Day 2012, and having Obama spike the football as many times as he can.

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