SEAL Parents: Obama Put Our Kids in Danger

Panetta hints at reprisals for author of bin Laden book
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2012 7:57 AM CDT
Seal Team 6 Parents Bash Obama
This is an undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo)

The parents of one of the members of SEAL Team Six say President Obama endangered their son, and the entire unit, by publicly identifying it as the team that killed Osama Bin Laden. "Aaron called me up and said, 'Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies,'" Aaron Vaughn's mom tells Fox News. "'There's chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours.' Then I realized all of those families … were all of a sudden made targets by this administration." Vaughn was killed in Afghanistan last year.

  • The accusation hits amidst controversy over a new book from an ex-SEAL Team Six member giving an insider account of the bin Laden raid. Leon Panetta hinted this morning that there might be reprisals for the author. "We have to take steps to make clear to him and to the American people that we're not going to accept this kind of behavior," he told CBS, according to the AP.
  • Meanwhile, Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor whose intelligence made the raid possible, tells Fox News that Pakistani intelligence views the US as "our worst enemies, worse than the Indians. I tried to argue that America was Pakistan's biggest supporter … but all they said was 'These are our worse enemies.'" Afridi also said it was "indisputable" that the ISI funds the Haqqani network and other militants.
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