President's new bin Laden ad creating firestorm
Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor reacts
- Duration 3:42
- Date May 1, 2012
Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor reacts
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President Obama moments ago making a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit his coinciding with the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The president is expected to address today said at 730 -- -- died tonight.
All this is a new political ad uses bin Laden's death it -- to target the president's chief opponent.
Former navy -- Scott Taylor says he's taking out Osama bin Laden was indeed to trial.
It is not a political one.
Joins us right now -- so Scott you see this here this.
You don't like what you hear it for what reason.
I'm not so they're not that good afternoon -- well I think that.
Of course that the political bragging in utilizing this video.
And depicting in such -- over germanic way show on the decision to be.
So hard -- so tough from the make it I think that any red blooded American out there would have made this call given the intelligence and the team that was rated take it inside of Pakistan -- mean the president have a tough decision to to drop drone strikes inside of Pakistan or.
Or Yemen and I think that -- -- the united us servicemen.
No I understand and they argue you know there were a lot of options of the president he could have just.
You tells us straight to house with bombs on and not endangered any US military personnel at the site.
He chose to go this route to make it very clear.
That Osama bin Laden in this case was killed you think that any anyone would have done the same thing.
I I absolutely do I think you would have made that call on the -- about why will say is.
That's you know it's not it's not that he made -- doesn't get creditor deserve credit for the operation because he does deserve credit absolutely any president.
In any administration would deserve credit for for doing this -- make -- this call.
I just elected -- a little bit over the top and very over dramatic and how tough -- decision wasn't narrated by.
Ironically a president who didn't make that decision.
-- -- about Bill Clinton and also giving NBC news access to the situation room and we're all of these decisions -- -- And I can understand your concern about that but he is going to speak to the nation from Afghanistan.
A little more than three hours from now what are you wanna hear from them.
-- As far as this goes I definitely it you know he could celebrate not celebrate but he didn't speak -- on the death of a Salman bin Laden as a as a triumph too for a little -- -- war wartime American justice but I don't think that.
He should be speaking as though it's a tough decision that that he and taking the credit him personally.
Be in there making the calls.
-- for this for the death of Osama bin Laden.
-- a -- like to see him tone down the political rhetoric and and using seals as a political tool for his reelection campaign and I hope that if he does that in Afghanistan and he also.
Takes that stance domestically as well.
Do you think -- that's got a -- that.
All presidents do this sort of thing I know varying degrees but that.
President Bush nine years ago all of this week with the famous mission accomplished.
Comments -- on.
Also tried to to to piggyback off what seemed like big success.
On that of course it turned into.
Not to fix -- us but but -- that all presidents are guilty of this sort of did.
You're you're absolutely right now they are and then it would be Nye.
We just think that it's over the top and and I speak for myself and and many folks -- in my community I think that they've just gone a little bit too far.
And everything from the leaking.
Of specific plan vest on units while specific missions that really hinder our future operations and potentially -- endanger our families here on the ground.
How we're just a little bit concerned about it.
And certainly against it.
All right that's always a pleasure thank you very much always a pleasure thank you know how to -- that you do well what did.