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After the raid that took out Osama bin Laden in 2011.
The formerly secret seal team six became very well known for that heroic mission.
Sadly tragically just three months later a helicopter carrying seventeen seal members and thirteen other American troops was taken down and Afghanistan.
Every one was killed.
Last week family members asked the administration for answers.
And many high ranking military people.
-- more credit.
For the shoot down than the Taliban because -- -- fire damages our efforts to win the hearts and minds of our enemy.
So in other words.
The hearts and minds of our enemy are more valuable to this government than my son's blood.
-- Billy -- parents of seal team six member Aaron Vaughn was killed in that 2011 mission.
Joining us now mistresses on first I want to thank you for all your son did to protect us and our country and tell you that we are heartbroken we are grieving with you.
And his loss especially on the smothers him really really story.
About thank you yeah very much who are saying that.
The investigation into this is not complete that you cannot get answers about what exactly happened and why tell us.
-- Tucker there I'd like to say first.
This is this is completely.
-- any thing that we said differ from it yesterday afternoon.
Another father John Bernard asked me to speak this morning.
On behalf of him and his family about the death of his son captain.
John -- -- the third who -- shut down in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash.
And he too.
Is waiting on the truth from the US government they have told him that they will come forward with the truth but at this point he's still waiting.
-- all you need to know that other parents besides the four who stood the other day.
Or are supporting us and agree with -- us and are waiting on answers and one thing that I wanna say right up front.
They're reluctant -- for fourth of that with these answers because it's it's it's going to be embarrassing -- best.
But one answer that they can come forth with right now is on Thursday.
We exposed to video of the ramp ceremony.
At Bagram air base and -- the parents of beef is not with its long.
Or -- the imam who prayed.
It is with the United States government and the people in the military who allowed this and so far this since Thursday.
There's been no statement from the White House or from the Pentagon.
So it's too late from fort apology now what I'd like you do as commander in chief Mr.
President I like huge step forward be a man.
And defend the policy.
That a lot that in the end this United States government that allows the body of a -- warrior.
And allows the god.
Of Abraham Isaac and Jacob to be mall that is the god of our son and a daughter more -- And we want you to step forward and we want that person who allow that policy or where that policy comes from to defend it please do that just as you did.
Just as you did just as you showed outrage when the prawns were -- just says this administration made sure to to show the American people.
How much you honored.
Osama bin Laden's body.
Tell us why you didn't -- missile -- for slain American -- Mr.
President now Tucker I'm sorry I got off on that now doctor.
Well abuse in snow -- mom was was there in the first place -- you say.
That in the aftermath of the apprehension and death of Osama bin Laden seal team six whose very existence was supposed to be classified.
Was dramatically publicized by this administration the Obama people felt it was their to their political advantage to talk up seal team six.
And you believe this put your son and his comrades at mortal risk.
We don't just believe it did Tucker we know it did in the -- and actually called me within 24 hours of Joseph Biden outing the Navy SEALs.
And said mom -- -- to watch your social media -- I mean get everything off a bit his voice was very nervous as it absolutely son what what's going on.
And he said mom listen there's chatter and all of our lives are in danger including yours.
So we absolutely know that they put a target on our sons back and we know a lot of facts that were happening.
In Afghanistan at that time.
Where we have evidence that this team was being sought after and more evidence is coming out every day of course it's being sought after when he released that they're the ones that killed.
That the most high ranking figure.
And Al qaeda's history so yes they absolutely put a target on their back and for political reasons you believe absolutely.
-- our political to win votes.
And is -- your understanding and other members of seal team six were as outraged and as afraid of the ramifications of this publicity.
Tucker there's -- there's actually video of secretary of defense Robert Gates making that statement that the members of the special ops community.
What war and now for their safety and worked for the safety of their family social absolutely not and I just want you to know I want the American people -- -- Before being -- There was extortion 17.
And and these are tied together and all the things that are going on in our military and are there are there is more in common there.
The many of us realize well and also -- I want to thank the families who have come forward since the press conference just a few days ago and and are beginning to say things in people who who want to talk to us.
Also want to thank you for.
-- fox for four.
Allowing us before land the families of American military.
Sons and daughters to have a voice to speak because because worst we're small.
We can't get our voice out unless unless people ask us and bring us for well -- it might want to change these rules of engagement I can promise you always have a voice here and we're grateful thanks very much and again we thank you if you on this -- thank you.
Thank you very much.
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