Source: Alex Alvarez / Mediaite
On Friday, Starting Point host Soledad O’Brien spoke with former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor of OPSEC about a recent ad the group produced, condemning President Obama for leaking information and taking unmerited credit for the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
“We’re upset,” Taylor explained, “about the unprecedented amount of leaks that have come out in the past couple of years and as well as the over-politicizing of the raid itself, absolutely.”
O’Brien pointed out that the 22 minute-long ad contained various edits in order to make its point, but left out certain things the President said in his address following bin Laden’s death, including thanking those who carried out the mission. “Why leave that out?” she asked.
“Because, of course, the personal credit taken overshadows that, doesn’t it?” said Taylor. “So does the year anniversary commercials, so does the high level access to Hollywood producers who have given them a want to know basis rather than need to know basis, which is what’s supposed to happen with classified material.”
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