Rob O’Neill, the former SEAL who claims to have pulled the trigger on Osama bin Laden, said Seymour Hersh’s revisionist account of the bin Laden raid was “garbage.”
“When I was first sent this article, I thought it was a joke,” O’Neill, who now works as a Fox News contributor, told Shepard Smith Monday afternoon. “For this guy to have a few guys from Pakistan lie to him and for him to write this story is just ridiculous.”
Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh, a legendary investigative journalist, alleged that the Obama administration colluded with the Pakistani military, which was in fact keeping bin Laden, and that the raid was largely a post hoc fiction constructed by the White House.
“Well I’m sure that my friends who got shot at and almost took a few bullets to the face through the doors would disagree with them there and be insulted,” O’Neill said. “He’s never really risked his life for anything. All he’s done is have bad sources and print garbage.”
O’Neill invited Hersh to interview him about the raid.
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[h/t The Hill]
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