Donald Trump: Yes, We Should Have Captured Osama Bin Laden Earlier

Lester Mason
November 20, 2018

Jennings went on to say that Trump has done a lot for the military such as increasing spending and giving troops pay raises. It later arrested Dr. Shakil Afridi, who had run a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad to help the Central Intelligence Agency confirm bin Laden's whereabouts.

Trump sought to undermine McRaven's words by denying them the imprimatur of a decorated former four-star special operations commander. "I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for".

"I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times", McRaven said.

USA commandos killed bin Laden in a May 2011 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he had been living in seclusion in a house near a well-known military academy.

Over the weekend, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the United States despite billions of dollars in USA aid, and alleged Pakistani officials knew of former al Qaeda leader bin Laden's location before his killing by US troops in a raid inside Pakistan in 2011. "We all wanted to get him as soon as we could".

McRaven criticized Trump in August of this year after the president revoked the security clearances of former intelligence officials that spoke out against him, including former CIA Director John Brennan.


TRUMP's tweet: "Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did".

In a statement to CNN on Sunday, McRaven said he did not endorse Clinton or anyone else in the 2016 presidential election. "But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there".

Following President Donald Trump's criticism of McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the RNC tweeted that McRaven has "been critical" of Trump and is "hardly a non-political figure".

Trump's counterpunch at McRaven, who stepped down from the chancellor's post at the University of Texas this year amid health concerns, was reminiscent of his attack in 2015 on the late Sen.

He also wrote that the United States has only provided a "miniscule" $20 billion in aid.

Trump said he had "an unbelievable busy schedule" but that "things are being planned". "You know, living-think of this-living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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