Report: Hero who killed bin Laden out of work
Navy SEAL reveals stunning details of hardships at home
- Duration 11:32
- Date Feb 11, 2013
Navy SEAL reveals stunning details of hardships at home
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-- shooter who killed Osama bin Laden has spoken but what he sang may surprise you.
Look bin Laden is dead in America safer but the guy who deep six them is out of work and struggling to feed his family.
He's cautious and careful not to leak any secrets careful not to put the country at risk for that he's broke the -- served sixteen years in the navy.
Not the twenty years required to earn a pension and he's been thrown out of the military health care system because his 180 days ran out.
But some people -- cash in on the bin Laden kill for example -- -- thirty.
Well that -- grossing a hundred million bucks but.
Isn't fair that a guy with 100 combat missions twelve deployments thirty plus kills including bin Laden.
Is struggling to put food and health -- on the table for his wife and kids should this be the way America treats our heroes and Greg you're shaking your head.
-- is what it.
What really has -- done I mean c'mon.
You gotta be kidding me -- this -- -- it.
-- zero dark thirty wins I think this is the best solution.
Kathryn Bigelow should have him.
Except -- accept the award in disguise.
And let him be the guy that gets the accolades and get a cut of the money.
The problem with this is that -- -- had one of the greatest achievements of all time.
But he can't telling me about it which means that there are other people that can't.
I could conceivably go to a restaurant.
And say I'm the guy that killed bin Laden -- get free dessert which is what's gonna.
-- happening twenty years -- the promise Kimberly this is by the -- is an Esquire Magazine we read this it's 27 pages it's.
Fascinating read but here it is 25 million bucks -- a bounty on bin Laden's head these guys don't get to touch diamond this guy's trying to put food on the table.
Is there something terribly wrong about this isn't this one of the most unjust stories that you've heard about when you think about people who sacrificed.
Every day putting their life on the line to make this country and quite frankly the world a safer place if they're treated like this almost marginalized that.
Not able to get a job although is Dana -- for their.
Great organizations that do work with veterans but -- this isn't very unique group and they are so it programs and trained to tell so.
What do you do when you get out and they don't get and -- paint very -- some of -- make 50000 dollars if you're lucky you stay in -- -- -- -- -- He nine to you know maybe make a 100000 dollars and tonight back that's not a lot to support a wife and kids and especially with the work that there.
Wives are doing at home keeping in a holding down the -- homefront with these -- have multiple deployments in order to retiring at the money got to do twenty years of sack of.
President Obama took a victory lap at the Victor Babbitt to victory lap but the shooter can't afford to feed his kids -- system seems to be broken.
Well I mean it certainly is broken and that's the case and according Defense Department he's who he is entitled the 35% of -- -- now congress whose life.
I just checked them Defense Department now.
It may be the details on the number of years and yet tonight eight and sixteen cents in this article he says not a lot of -- Maybe he's just not aware that the guy -- an extraordinary job he should be taking care that fact that they dropped him up health -- community that is ridiculous it's really just has worked out.
As for the 25 million I guess is.
That ought to be shared up and down line with the both the woman who.
He did a lot of the intelligence that other people involved including the other members of the of the 64 so.
I wish I would suspect you'll probably get some of that money they and so many people so many different people making so much money on various aspects of this commerce whatever -- failed.
Video games shouldn't Scott shouldn't we at least as a call to take care of them.
Well I yes though I have a little bit of a different view he he chose to go into the navy he became.
An amazing steal -- trained.
There are standards and regulations that that the military had that it says you have to serve.
X number of years in order to get wide number of benefits they don't necessarily change it because of heroism.
And it's all I don't really remember this in history where.
Heroes like he is but come Florida and then and then how do an article like this.
Well where it's not I don't think he's asking for charity where he's looking for is a job now I.
Can't understand why somebody would not want to hire -- you can put on for example in a sales job who wouldn't want to have them at the board meeting to be able to say well actually that's what happens even if you're just.
Basically having him tell the story about leadership or something like that that to mean it is something that he could do.
And a bonus money.
I'm a couple -- with the this is the job this was the mission you.
Sign up for a certain type of thing I agree on the Kathryn Bigelow thanked her giving him.
Something out of this would make a lot of sense to me but should the government do that for our -- complex -- Thing about this for -- if someone negative of Pakistani turned him and -- shot and.
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Any typical bureaucrat that uses his country to -- his lifestyle.
That is the person that gets rewarded long term through pensions and -- one -- a warrior the other is a Barnicle and the article gets a better life.
That's the in just -- -- that the the person who killed or captured Hussein there was about him -- signs -- -- military guys who found him to not get that right.
And I think -- is exactly right as part of your job the other things I cannot imagine what Ed let's go like this I quit.
I'm saying is it yet we occasionally did you have a net profit that -- -- I just should be shocked if this guy could not.
Just on the speakers' bureau speakers or get a loan as a -- -- a lot of.
His daughter -- -- -- -- take a listen the president won't notice the pres Obama on veterans day watch.
So long after the battles that long after our heroes come home.
We -- either side.
That's who we are because no one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for job.
-- roof over their head -- the care they have earned when they come home.
The fact is that well it is a very simply there's absolutely nothing change and Obama in terms of retirement and health.
In the military service at all and so -- put -- that's that's -- out there.
Is a nice thing to do is get -- get try to hook Obama and this Obama has nothing to do this these are military rules a retirement.
That didn't selectively edit anything gets you something wrong but aren't those his whereas our veterans -- -- Will take care of the people are fighting for -- overseas you disgust me Eric but what you just it actually.
I gave Bob might have a point there but there is -- -- a little.
The thing here that no one ever talks about.
The left only talks about waist when it comes to defense they like big government unless it has to do with the military and he tells you -- for them.
It's not really about big government it's about a -- in America.
If it wasn't the case of the left would want.
The military every bit as big.
As the social programs in America which they don't that's weird I imagine how much money we're on -- and Obama's money we're wasting.
Bilk tens of billions of dollars and this poor guy.
-- I backed him who cares when you win a Super Bowl they give you a hundred.
Formally call you -- seal team six.
That takes so much dedication and skill and training all of it if it was something based on you know marry.
Right why wouldn't they why should they be paid more for the jobs that they are doing these things why this woman cannot compensate like I'm glad I actors jobs are important -- and what they -- -- -- and it's a lot more than maybe conservatives and merit based -- thing is that I I it is an issue I think that the Republican Party should take up I've been.
Keeping -- and some been around in my mind I think that the -- That they are for an increase in the based paid for.
And listed military -- and I would imagine because of -- bronze in doing this peace for Esquire Magazine sometimes you'll get.
-- which means -- tomorrow you'll probably have a few members of congress who get together can be bipartisan.
And they'll try to pass something that says hold on a second.
-- see if we can do something honest benefit -- so.
He's going to a lot of pain and agony and especially because of his family and the break up by the -- -- though his wife and I -- sound like they are trying to work out as best they can't.
Maybe but maybe that's what the Republican Party needs to do which is to say great cop made deserved better -- made -- of the.
Actually determination about who gets -- who -- -- -- some pulled this full screen David Beckham along the lines what you're exactly saying watch this full screen.
But it it's the TSA the top level of pay for a good TSA agent 155000.
Bucks a DMV seven to grant.
United Postal Service the average employee of the united Postal Service 82000 bucks and this guy the shooter.
Sixty grand because he put in sixteen years there is.
There it was -- response -- if I gave Daniel up.
Well now it doesn't seem like it however again I go back to.
Choosing to become a navy seal and actually achieving that.
There might be something I'm not saying it should get compensated for it but there's some sort of there's a personal commitment there and but I had a chance to go to that Navy SEALs training center and see all those young men and they have really long years.
They work there for a a higher purpose spend money I'm not saying mission take care of them financially light of -- there is a passion.
That is in their hearts that they take care for America -- yes we should do something and maybe.
Now congress will want to change it but.
I don't I don't there's something strange about this one guy that you know -- and I can't stop it which I think he's trying to speak on behalf of all -- something not many guys I know like this and he wouldn't cut it out and -- you can do -- he's not he's trying to get the word out some maybe some habits like you suggested.
He knew he knew what his retirement plans were when he went into the meetings signed up but for -- guy like this.
I would bet you it would be impossible not to make a million bucks -- a mixture OK Bob what why should congress if you spend five years in congress.
Earn your your pension for the rest your life or one term in the senate six years here in the pension for the rest elect but -- navy -- -- takes a bin Laden doesn't get chance last.
I think there should be affirmative action for the military when you're hiring we have affirmative action for everything else why not having.
The best thing you could do was hire a -- they're usually the most even even killed sensible people in the room that the first guy on time.
They're the least board in the room because they're excited to be there if there are no chocolate sprinkles on -- mocha latte it doesn't really matter two years ago they were being shot.
Right I think there is -- that's why they're right now -- I'm tired and that's like he'd like to have had to perhaps it needs to be in better communication and to have an awareness of they have an idea what these options are because of these guys that go NF sixteen.
Years they even have to leave school some of them started out.
Going to colleagues and I had to drop -- because they were so successful and so good at what they did and they care so deeply about this country yet they sacrifice education to which make it hard to get.
After you get out that you have to leave it there tonight make -- you.