Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Trump Attacks Admiral McRaven, Who Led Osama bin Laden Raid

President Donald Trump listens to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly right following Trump's meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Wednesday Oct. 10 2018. (AP Trump pledges to end foreign aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan over bin Laden inaction
Steven Clarke | 20 November, 2018, 16:40

In February 2017, McRaven said Trump's "attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime".

Janjua went so far as to say that "no other country had paid a heavier price than Pakistan in the fight against terrorism", adding that the US leadership acknowledged on multiple occasions that Pakistan's cooperation helped in "decimating" al-Qaida.

"Everybody in Pakistan knew he was there", he added.

McRaven, who retired from the Navy in 2014 after 37 years of service, was the head of Joint Special Operations Command when bin Laden was killed in May 2011.

On Monday, Trump tweeted again and doubled down on those claims.

Raven responded in a Washington Post op-ed: "I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency".

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"And frankly, wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that?"

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and former colleagues of McRaven also came to his defense. Trump's book, "The America We Deserve", came out more than 1 ½ years before al-Qaida's deadly attack on the USA on September 11, 2001, not just before.

"Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did". "You're not even gonna give them credit for taking down Bin Laden?" He said he had supported Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both of whom he worked for while in uniform.

Asked whether military leaders were not owed credit for having killed the al-Qaida leader, Trump said, "They took him down but - look, look, there's news right there, he lived in Pakistan, we're supporting Pakistan, we're giving them $1.3 billion a year, which we don't give them anymore, by the way, I ended it because they don't do anything for us, they don't do a damn thing for us".

In a statement to CNN on Sunday, McRaven said he did not endorse Clinton or anyone else in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump's comments over the last few days have angered Pakistan, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, who on Monday hit back by saying on Twitter that few allies had sacrificed or helped the United States as much as Pakistan in its war on terror, suffering 75,000 casualties. In the Fox News interview aired Sunday, the president addressed another criticism - that he had not yet visited USA troops in the war zones of Iraq or Afghanistan.

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