SEALs fire back at 'gutless' comment
Media Matters tweets cheap shot
- Duration 4:41
- Date Aug 20, 2012
Media Matters tweets cheap shot
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-- the wrestling organization media matters is going after our nation's heroes calling them gutless because they launched a campaign against President Obama.
The former special forces angry with the president for releasing that's -- security information.
To make himself look good in their words.
And not just the bin Laden raid but more joining us right now live -- Virginia -- this morning the president of that group.
Who put together as part of the 22 minute ad that's now out retired Navy -- Scott Taylor Scott welcome.
Thank you for having proper -- Scott why was an answer for you and your guys to come forward and take on the president.
Well I think over the past couple years just like you've had the big frustrations from.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers it certainly angered those who have been on the front lines in those who have their peers still serving on the front -- so.
I'm just one of many I'm nobody -- part of a group big coalition of special forces delta force.
A CIA Marines and and -- Navy SEALs as well.
Who have had enough and and figure that we need to something about it to make sure that this this administration clamps down on leaks that could hinder future operations are different -- so give me an idea of some releasing came -- did you think could endanger your guys.
Sure absolutely wolf -- -- the bin Laden raid -- from widely talked about -- sucks mad virus and and I and I ran the Yemeni double agent bomber as well that's that.
-- that the fact that there was a joint British and Saudi and American plan which of course gives a trust deficit for our allies and hurts us in recruiting potential sources from years -- -- So there are numerous leaks that are out there and and widely reported on by networks of of all leanings right and now what you hear a little he had just in case you haven't got on line.
And see it let's look.
Had been a goal for years.
But the politicians -- that victory in -- and intelligence disaster what about the people who put their lives on the line to help us eliminate Osama bin Laden.
What happened when the administration made it public's.
Who was on our side.
So a lot of people say look at that dad it's very powerful you guys are very credible but -- -- you guys go to bat for the Republican Party.
Are you guys just anti Democrat or anti -- Obama.
Absolutely not and -- that amongst our ranks we have folks who have donated to Obama we have folks who have voted for Obama.
And I think that Democrat senator might Democrats -- -- Virginia John Warner said it best when he said.
He's made up.
Sorry -- he said it best when he said Democrats should be outraged Republicans should be outraged and Americans should be outraged.
When it comes to the bin Laden raid itself you know at -- craven special forces military commander he's at the end of the day -- -- -- about it the president United States.
It's he did show that burden for this operation who made the hard decision that was instrumental in the planning process.
Because I pitched him a different plan every day.
Which your reaction to that so when people get upset the presidency to do much credit -- -- -- craven -- given him credit.
Well I think to the president is entitled to some credit absolutely any president to preside over the side of operation would.
And what people we -- -- play that clever that quote from apple craven someone who light deeply respect.
But what he also said in that same interview was that.
The if these -- or not clamp down upon that lives will be lost and future operations will be hindered and that's exactly what we're saying.
Right in and you also you also saying that the president should be just as angry about this leaks as you guys.
You know the buck stops with with the president we respect the president respect the office of the president.
But ultimately it is the commander in chief who is responsible for clamping down on these leaks I want to hear from this clown Eric ball hard he says this for media matters.
Quote it's kinda -- former Navy SEALs don't have the guts to admit they're running a GOP.
Anti Obama campaign your reaction.
Well you know I guess I don't Bill O'Reilly got wolves usually don't care what she think.
But I seriously doubt that -- that he would walk into a bar and tell any special operator intelligence official that they were -- -- Right and and -- you're Republican.
I -- I'm a Republican is definitely take a lot of investigative journalism to figure out -- personally I'm a Republican.
But I'm certainly an American -- it's an American issue folks from all sides of the aisle have spoken out publicly about these leaks and -- as well as news.
News stations -- talked about from both leanings.
And this is American issue and and we believe in what we're saying we're highly organized it's a group of very up competent men and women.
And we're hearsay.
It was his state too and I think everybody should be focused on trying to save the 500 billion could be command of Defense Department.
And from benefits to you guys in and growing you guys in this country that's another conversation about -- love love to have you got it we'll have you back Scott Taylor -- so much that you services.
Thank you -- my pleasure.