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August 29, 2012
About that fairy tale where Osama bin Laden is killed...
The story put out by the White House about how Osama bin Laden met his end turns out to have been a nice bedtime story, but a little short on truth. A book on the raid coming out next week tells a much different story than the "official" account put out by the administration. AP: A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him. Bin Laden apparently was hit in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in "No Easy Day." The book is to be published next week by Penguin Group (USA)'s Dutton imprint. Bissonnette says he was directly behind a "point man" going up the stairs in the pitch black...(Read Full Post)