May 25, 2012
Did Obama administration give film makers the name of bin Laden raid planner?
You've no doubt heard about the emails and documents released after an FOIA request from Judicial Watch regarding contact between the Department of Defense and film makers who are planning a movie about the bin Laden raid. Apparently, there was much discussion about giving Kathy Bigelow ("Hurt Locker") access to highly classified information, as well as giving her unprecedented access to secret CIA sites. The Pentagon claims that there was no follow through with most of the classified disclosures but it's clear that a Pentagon flack offered the film makers the name of one of the planners of the raid. Bloomberg: During the meeting with Bigelow, who directed the Academy Award-winning Iraq War movie "The Hurt Locker," Vickers also divulged the name of the typically secret Navy commando unit known as SEAL Team Six. "Well, the basic idea is they'll make a guy available who was involved from the beginning as planner, a SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander," said Vickers, the undersecretary...(Read Full Post)