Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the earth, leaving no evidence of anything after the mission. But President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death. Obama alone understood the aftermath, alone understood that there would be doubting Thomases if the place was just obliterated and no evidence was to be found. According to news reports, not one member of the military, not General Petraeus, nobody in the intel community, nobody had the slightest idea of going in there and using Special Forces. It was President Obama, single-handedly and alone, who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama Bin Laden. He kept the Bush policies alive keeping a military presence in the Middle East, allowing the military to finish the job that they started nearly ten years ago.
What a great testament it is in these times for an element of the United States to perform as designed. SEAL Team 6, the special operations guys, what a magnificent moment for them, a brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed operation. And it’s a very uplifting thing to realize that such precision can still be accomplished in this country. Last night I was as proud as I have been of the US military in I don’t know how long, and I remain so today. I toyed with the idea of opening the program with military music. I felt so happy and proud about this. This was a 40-minute operation, get in, get it, and get out. There are a lot of questions about it, burial at sea, the DNA supposedly takes a week to get, but we’ve got it already, the proof positive it was Osama Bin Laden. It’s a very, very, very, very important and positive day for the US military.