Pentagon threatens legal action over bin Laden book

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jjjjjjjjj wrote:

But it was OK for President Cupcake to tell all including pictures for political gain. The real issue with the Seal is, he was born in the USA.

Aug 30, 2012 8:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The Pentagon fights for your freedom of speech, unless it conflicts with the Pentagon, then they fight against your freedom of speech.

Aug 30, 2012 9:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hikerman53 wrote:

I thought the Obama whitehouse released classified info on the raid and a movie was made from it ? Why is it that this administration is not charged with treason and thrown in jail ?

Aug 30, 2012 9:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Daleville wrote:

He signed two non-disclosure agreements not to divulge information about covert actions.

You will note that many in the SO community are not very pleased about what he has done.

The Pentagon is absolutely right in going after him for writing this book.

Aug 30, 2012 9:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mickelenische wrote:

Oh wait, where was the prosecution of Obama and his leakers who put out the details of the action to spike the ball and puff up Obama’s image?

I seem to have missed that prosecution for the exact same thing!

Oh well, I guess when you are dictator you punish your political enemies with prosecution and reward your cronies for doing the exact same thing.

Aug 30, 2012 9:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ksihgla wrote:

This administration opened up our “secure” war rooms to Hollywood so that a movie could be made showing how Obama led the operation. What is the difference? Where do I send money to the author of the book for his defense fund. How can I get rid of the present administration.
If Eric Holder ever told a truth, he would be sent directly to jail

Aug 30, 2012 9:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USA4 wrote:

mickelenische nailed it. Obama and his inner circle should be tried for these crimes before any member of the armed services is. Once the commander in chief is convicted and appropriately punished, then you can go after the junior guys. The other way around is beyond hypocritical.

Aug 30, 2012 10:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RogerJones wrote:

Typical. The little guy has to sign non-disclosure agreements so the boss can say whatever he wants. Now the little guy wants the truth to be told and boss is angry.

The American people want and deserve the truth. The truth is a trillion times more important than a non-disclosure agreement. The American people do not want or deserve political spin.

Aug 30, 2012 10:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bedlam wrote:

Freedom of Information Act. Freedom Of Speech. Freedom. America. Dead in 2008. Replaced with…

Barack Hussein Obama and the concealment of truth.

Aug 30, 2012 10:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Only Ubama can reveal military secrets for personal gain!

Aug 30, 2012 10:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaveHollaz wrote:

Sure. Hussein Obama lets MILLIONS of illegal immigrants into the country hoping they will vote for him illegally, then give them massive discouts on college education costs.

But ONE Navy Seal telling the truth MUST be prosecuted by Eric Holder.

We live in a fascist nation, and Obama is the Fuehrer!

Aug 30, 2012 10:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
9Irp1ane wrote:

Isn’t it funny, those on the left will be applauding the pentagon for going after the Seal(s) for writing this book, possibly releasing questionable secrets, but, these same folks would be proud, if wikileaks were to release the same thing, say if Bush were the president.

Aug 30, 2012 10:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BDPowers wrote:

It is my understanding that the non-disclosure agreements pertain, and only apply to, Classified Information, which could jeopardize the safety of the POTUS, National Security, or safety of U.S. troops. I also understand that the book was reviewed by a retired Naval Attorney who reviewed works like this for classified material when he was with the US Navy. Therefore, if our justice system is to be upheld, the Author should be innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof lies on the DOD to disclose evidence pertaining to the Classified Information that was allegedly disclosed in the writings.
The Administration itself has indeed leaked much information of the operation to the media itself, yet no breech was committed with that. What is the difference? Because they operate as a ‘Do as I say, not as I do’, ‘Above the Law’ Syndicate?

Aug 30, 2012 10:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Guest350 wrote:

I can’t wait to buy a copy… Freaking Obama discloses secrets all the time. How is he better than ths guy that was actually there for the operation? Unlike the coward in chief who was in a command conference room 10,000 miles away…

Aug 30, 2012 10:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obama leaked info for political gain, but our informant in Pakistan got killed because of it. Do you think anyone will help the U.S. to find terrorists again?

Combine this with the Fast and Furious scandal, where hundreds of people got killed, and you begin to see what type of leader Obama is. He is no different from Castro, Chavez, etc.

Aug 30, 2012 10:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NightWisp wrote:

Americans know that Bin Laden died Dec 2012 of kidney failure. This was a psy-ops for political approval by Obama. How despicable can one get.

As usual. When the truth come out, Obama hits with the full force of the US government asserts as a warning to any who thwart him.

Chicago thuggery at its finest.

Aug 30, 2012 10:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Simply put he A) Broke the law B) As a military member did not go through his chain of command. I don’t understand why you dumbass civilians do not take the time to learn about these things, Also FOX outted him and will undoubtedly reveal other names, which is indeed treason.

Aug 30, 2012 11:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shortwave62 wrote:

I don’t remember Obama and the administration going after Wiki Leaks this quickly, and the Pentagon and intelligence community was even more concerned about that.

Aug 30, 2012 11:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mrlibra64 wrote:

Now that I’m aware the government has their hand in the cookie jar, instead of purchasing the book, I will creatively acquire the content by other methods.

Aug 30, 2012 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OldHickry wrote:

I think the author should just say to the Pentagon, see you in court buddy. Obama has leaked classified onto in violation of LAW, an actual crime, which is why prosecutors are looking into it. All the author has done is possibly violated some ding ding form agreement that may or may not be enforceable.

Aug 30, 2012 11:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
reagor56666 wrote:

this “book” is govt. propaganda and disinformation.
Osama was Dead Long before this raid.

Aug 30, 2012 11:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
reagor56666 wrote:

this “book” is govt. propaganda and disinformation.
Osama was Dead Long before this raid.

Aug 30, 2012 11:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Intellibronc wrote:

You have to love the double standard, when some high up in the White House divulged far more secure information and that was swept under the rug. Oh how the illiberals love hypocrisy.

Aug 30, 2012 11:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fight4Freedom wrote:

While this guy was wrong in not getting the book vetted, the Oidiot regime picks and chooses which laws and rules they want to follow and enforce. If this guy had written something to help the failed president in his reelection campaign you can bet he would be on commericals and paid big bucks by the idiot community organizer.

Instead the typical libs are looking at this as another revenue stream to tap for their anti-American comrades.

Screw Obama. Let’s get rid of the typical Chicago lib and replace him with a proven CEO. Romney may not be as conservative as some of us would prefer, but a dead stinking rat in the ditch would be more American and successful than the affirmative action failure.

Aug 30, 2012 11:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chipsotoole wrote:

There is nothing new under the sun

Aug 30, 2012 11:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jjauregui wrote:

This confirms the fact that Obama did it, not the SEALs. If we lived in North Korea everyone would already know this about their #1 leader.

Aug 30, 2012 11:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sprdthewrd wrote:

I am no Obama fan. But just what was this guy thinking. You just don’t write a book with sensitive information without prior Pentagon approval which would be unlikely be granted regardless of administration. This man also has put the lives and that of his family and others in jeopardy. But be sure to vote November 6th to remove Obama out of office.

Aug 30, 2012 11:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lollapalooka wrote:

So when does Obama and his co-conspirators get served with a threatening letter from the Pentagon for doing the same thing?

Aug 30, 2012 11:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

There you go again Obozo. Attacking good Americans because they see you as the fraud that you are. First it was the state of Arizona, next it was the Catholic Church, and now it is Navy Seals. Chicago Thug is all you know. This is what criminals do, and that is what you are. You are destined to rot is a very dark cavern of eternity.

Aug 30, 2012 12:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rocko76 wrote:

Some how I don’t think the President is worried about OPSEC. His administration has continuously leaked classified info that made them look good. Now a book comes out that doesn’t make them shine. So they sic their defender of free speech E.Holder to stifle speech. Got to love the hipocracy of Dems.

Aug 30, 2012 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paul1149 wrote:

Suddenly they’re concerned about leaks.

Aug 30, 2012 12:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
noll wrote:

Who’s he suing now? This is why you don’t have lawyers in the White House. Next he will sue our children for getting bad grades and making his teacher’s union look bad.

Aug 30, 2012 12:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcarroll247 wrote:

why take legal action on this man and not the person who leaked all the un truth to the public

Aug 30, 2012 12:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SkeeboMacBane wrote:

Oops Pentagon and Obama caught in yet another lie. Failure 129976 for Obama see ya in Nov.

Aug 30, 2012 12:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DonDeMarco wrote:

Boy, I hope Obama goes after him. That would guarantee his loss. Go for it. By the way, will they be prosecuting the Hollyweird movie folks making the Obama killed Osama movie?

Aug 30, 2012 12:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SkeeboMacBane wrote:

Put Mark Owen in jail and imortalize him…..he is the hero Obama is the Zero

Aug 30, 2012 12:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
S6123 wrote:

This will make a really interesting lawsuit. I can’t wait until the former Seal’s lawyers depose Mr. Obama and his aides about the information that they gave the Hollywood types to make the movie. Isn’t this rich? Isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? Bring it on baby. Bring it on. My check is in the mail.

Aug 30, 2012 12:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
spiderico wrote:

Barry O wants to funnel the books royalties to his campaign.

Aug 30, 2012 12:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse

And will the Pentagon sue when Obama’s Seal Movie comes out with leaked intel?

Aug 30, 2012 12:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
iceman3232 wrote:

Well if that is the law then they should, but they also need to hold barry and his admininstration up to the same laws…..I know I know, liberals only want everyone else to follow the laws. Everyone else should pay taxes and be happy about it, everyone else should not golf because we are at war, everyone else should cut back because times are tough, everyone else should shut off their electricity….mean while obama and liberals, dont pay taxes, are not held to the same laws, golf more than any president in history, taken more vacations than any president in history, and they have the largest carbon footprint of most Americans. See that is how com munism works, the 99% are forced labor and forced poverty while th enlightened 1% in gov get all the wealth and power.

Aug 30, 2012 12:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Daisy21 wrote:

Didn’t the White House leak information about the raid?
So why shouldn’t someone who was there give us their point of view?
If no national secrets were revealed (unlike the leaks from the White House), what is the big deal?

Aug 30, 2012 12:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I’m still waiting for legal action against Democrat Senator “Depends” ‘Leaky’ Leahy!

Aug 31, 2012 1:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cnileolman wrote:

It seems the conservatives have selective memory. Valerie Plame ring any bells? That leak was for political purposes. Did Bush or Cheney face any charges? Nope. That is because the President can declassify anything.

What was the Obama leak anyway. That he did what Bush could not do?

Aug 31, 2012 1:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Hey SEAL, what you said in your book make The Man look like the lying moron he is. You’ll be punished for speaking the truth!

Yesterday was the only easy day.

Aug 31, 2012 1:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TrishaDisha wrote:

The vile choom won’t be dictator after January..we are flushing his worthless marxist azz on election day..this story has nothing to do with opsec, this is 100% about that rat p o s barry hussein soetoro, the vile kenyan known to his drug pals as choom,, not wanting to be shown up and embarrassed as the lying sack he is.

Aug 31, 2012 1:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Collie12 wrote:

If the President was right why sue a bunch of seals, OH! that’s right he’s a lawyer and they sue everyone.

Aug 31, 2012 1:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgraylThe wrote:

I would like to know why the Pentagon has not taken legal action against Obama for releasing secrets to the media

Aug 31, 2012 1:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
IrishSailor wrote:

What this really comes down to is the Administration is pissed this Sailor went out on his own. They don’t want any competition for their “story” coming out in the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

Aug 31, 2012 1:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

If it’s OK for the Commander in Chief, then too bad. Open season on secrets for personal gain.

Aug 31, 2012 2:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
finback wrote:

Mickelelische, Your comment is to the point and yet another example of the double standard that permeates this administration.

Aug 31, 2012 3:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mike.hart wrote:

just what the nazis did all through their control of germany…but it’s not obama…it’s the control freaks at the pentagon

Aug 31, 2012 3:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
divmstr95 wrote:

@Daleville

So true, so true. I’ve signed a few during a career in the military and would never think about talking about things I shouldn’t. Along that same vein I also want to know when the person or person(s) who leaked the information on Stuxnet and other clandestine efforts will be held accountable and when the MSM (Yes Reuters, you are included) will pursue that story with equal vigor.

My guess is that will be never.

Aug 31, 2012 4:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tbigshow wrote:

You of all people should know, that you can’t beat the player, when the best hand you can draw is Jack’s High !! The good ole US of A is the big player here,and you can’t beat them,unless they won’t you to. I don’t see where this man has done wrong,oh thats right the DOD said he did wrong. Huh!! Well lets set back and Judge them folks their at the DOD compound,and I bet we could find a lot of wrong with that branch of mouths.I say we being Americans have the Right to hear his story,as long as it doesn’t harm anyone living.I don’t understand why the GOV is so worried about this Book. What are they so affraid of??

Aug 31, 2012 4:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tbigshow wrote:

My hats off to All you Special Opps men and women.You all deserve the credit for what you have done,not the mouths in D.C.

Aug 31, 2012 4:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tbigshow wrote:

My hats off to All you Special Opps men and women.You all deserve the credit for what you have done,not the mouths in D.C.

Aug 31, 2012 4:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RealmanPwns wrote:

This is obvious propaganda. No one with a brain believes this crap. No Seal would ever violate the secrecy rules. This is propaganda created to create controversy and to get the message “Obama got Bin Laden” firmly entrenched in the public’s mind.

The brainless masses will continue to suck this up.

Aug 31, 2012 4:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Andy46 wrote:

I love how the Obama administration leaks secret information at will and then attacksthe truth. OObama is total scum.

Aug 31, 2012 5:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse

The Pentagon is pissed off that people are waking up to the fact that 9/11 was an inside job and Bin Laden died shortly after 9/11 not when Puppet Obama said he did.

Aug 31, 2012 5:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Thrasybulos wrote:

This folks is what Censorship looks like.

“Further public dissemination of your book will aggravate your breach and violation of your agreements,” Gi’me a break! Hold out till Novemeber Mr. Bissonnette (and Penguin)! The bad guys, who would trump free speech for their own political gain will be thrown out, and your book will help to that end. Thanks for your fearless work, both on that fateful day, and now.

Aug 31, 2012 6:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mike_Lynn wrote:

This is a case where the greater good is to expose the fact that Obama had nothing to do with taking out bid Laden. He was a bystander as it were EXCEPT he took credit for it when he shouldn’t have. Hopefully this book will clear the air.

Aug 31, 2012 6:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bustybetty wrote:

We are going to sue Obama and his admin for all of their leaks. The hypocrisy is hilarious.

Aug 31, 2012 7:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
walfourth wrote:

The Obama Administration undermined its case when its members made unauthorized leaks to the media, which were invariably positive. I do not see them taking any action against those leakers. Also, I cannot imagine that the Penguin Group would go ahead and publish such a book without having had it vetted by lawyers. If the Obama Administration wished to keep this matter quiet, it should have refrained from babbling so much. Going after this Navy Seal at this point looks more like election year retribution than the pursuit of legal redress. Courts do not like the selective enforcement of non-disclosure agreements(which would have been signed by higher level staff) within businesses or government.

Aug 31, 2012 7:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yirmin wrote:

Of course he also has a defense against this, the fed’s whistle blower law because what he is in effect doing is blowing the whistle on the fraud the White House is try to perpetrate.

Aug 31, 2012 7:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Devon123 wrote:

So the White House can leak classified information to the people making the Bin Laden movie, but a guy who was actually there can’t say what really happened. All I can say is, WOW.

Aug 31, 2012 7:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Does anyone see how OBAMA, HOLDER and the Pentagon are just playing CYA with this?
The man who wrote the book obviously DID NOT disclose any classified information, but he did question the President, and his denial about releasing CLASSIFIED Information to help his Election standings.
This is a case of TIT FOR TAT. The author of the book has nothing to fear with his book. But OBAMA, HOLDER, and the Minions in the Pentagon working for Obama….ARE SQUEEZING THEIR SPHINCTERS right now.

Aug 31, 2012 7:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
peterkuck wrote:

More selective rage from the administration. The white house leaked like a sieve on this for political purposes.
At the same time they are coverup the “fast and furious” gun running scandel by DOJ & ATF and are trying to silence the whistle blowers.
Remember the president has said “remember to reward your friends and punish your enemies”.

Aug 31, 2012 7:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
peterkuck wrote:

More selective rage from the administration. The white house leaked like a sieve on this for political purposes.
At the same time they are coverup the “fast and furious” gun running scandel by DOJ & ATF and are trying to silence the whistle blowers.
Remember the president has said “remember to reward your friends and punish your enemies”.

Aug 31, 2012 7:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
peterkuck wrote:

More selective rage from the administration. The white house leaked like a sieve on this for political purposes.
At the same time they are coverup the “fast and furious” gun running scandel by DOJ & ATF and are trying to silence the whistle blowers.
Remember the president has said “remember to reward your friends and punish your enemies”.

Aug 31, 2012 7:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zippo wrote:

Sooooooooo….Does this mean the film we all watched, supposedly on a helmet cam, of the Bin laudin execution was actually a premade hollywood style fiction ????………How much other government BS has been fabricated to try and justify or sensationalize the operation ?………..Realy makes you wonder about 911, with so many of the dead hijackers confirmed as still alive in other countries, what REALLY happened ?

Aug 31, 2012 7:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zippo wrote:

OK, so this means the so called helmetcam movie we watched of the execution in the bedroom was a fabricated lie….How much other government B S has been fabricated ?….This makes you wonder about 9 11, with so many of the dead hijackers confirmed as alive in other countries, just what Really happened, and by whom ?

Aug 31, 2012 7:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kemosabe wrote:

I hope every person at every news organization who published this U.S. Navy SEAL’s real name is prosecuted along with all the leakers in the White House.

Aug 31, 2012 7:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
uncledirtnap wrote:

What more should we expect from this lawless and utterly corrupt administration which has made a regular habit of going after those individuals who blow the whistle on their nefarious and criminal activities. In Obama’s Amerika it’s perfectly okay for the President and his people to break the law by leaking classified and secret information to its allies in the media in order in order bolster his flagging image and re-election prospects but it’s not okay for the people about whom the information was resealed and had their lives placed in harm way by those leaks to correct the falsehoods contained in the leaks.

Anyone who still supports Barack Obama views themselves as a moral person is in abject denial.

Aug 31, 2012 7:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
clee14 wrote:

Obama’s administration has sued about everyone by now haven’t they? They don’t like voter ID so they sue states trying to get voter ID. They don’t like states immigration policy they sue. Now Obama is suing a Seal that put his life on the line so Obama could take credit for killing BinLaden? You have to be kidding me. No I expect it from this man now. Holder needs to be in jail but Obama is going to sue everyone. Can’t wait to see the lawsuits when he loses the election. Go away quietly Obama

Aug 31, 2012 7:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
clee14 wrote:

Did Obama sign anything to keep his mouth shut. Leaks from this administration has cost a man his freedom and who knows how many deaths

Aug 31, 2012 8:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jumpmaster82 wrote:

A soldier must maintain Military bearing, if in violation, action has to be taken to maintain discipline. This guy is trying to make money, what a corrupt way to do it, betrayal of your country!

Aug 31, 2012 8:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
robbyrock wrote:

Throw the book at anyone who dares challenge your version of events. Especially when their challenges are based on what really happened. Bastards have the audacity to ruin your fantasy.

Aug 31, 2012 8:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ydnar wrote:

Less than a day after the raid was completed, Obama was on the national air waves holding a press conference recounting every last detail of the mission, jeopardizing our men in the field and marginalizing the utility of the intelligence recovered. The history channel even had a documentary called “Killing Bin Laden” featuring interviews with O hisself and others involved in the planning of the mission. I think O did more damage to our national security interests by doing those things than this Seal who, at most, may have refuted the official account of how OBL was actually shot. The Pentagon should bring an action against the clucking White House. Unbelievable (or maybe not).

Aug 31, 2012 8:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pompay wrote:

…..go ahead and sue Mr. President, you have sued every other class of American why hold back on the Navy SEAL’s…..!

Aug 31, 2012 8:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jumpmaster82 wrote:

For all of you that apparently have not served, you can not understand the oath. For all of you that believe the hype about Obama leaking information, I think we all know that if the GOP truly had evidence they would be all over him. They have created this Red flad issue, just like all the others to fool you into continued false hatred.
If the GOP had anything they could take action on they would, red herring, red flag and all you people want to believe it to satify your need to feed your hatred, SHAME!

Aug 31, 2012 8:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mthead wrote:

what about the wh? didn’t they reveal top secret intel regarding seal team 6 for political gain? didn’t they have to change their world because security for them was breached? didn’t seal team 6 helicopter get shot down over afghanistan in direct correlation from that security breach? Shouldn’t the pentagon be looking up the chain as well.

Aug 31, 2012 8:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DidBuildThat wrote:

Obama does understand he sold the story to Hollywood right? This is what happens when you give bad lawyers control. Dear Mr. President F-YOU.

Aug 31, 2012 8:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheKingfish wrote:

The Pentagon has had serious leaks these past 4 years and I haven’t seen them threaten the White House for their role in the leaks. Once again they want to push around the little guy and not go after Holder and Obama. Give up the royalties Mr. Bissonnette, you will make much more giving speeches and you will have the admiration from all Americans for telling the unvarnished truth of what happened.

Aug 31, 2012 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Crewmax42 wrote:

So, with this threat of legal action, is the Pentagon admitting that the Seal Team member’s version of the event is accurate? Since it varies from the official version, shouldn’t they just stand on their initial version and claim his is fiction, thereby requiring no legal action?

Aug 31, 2012 8:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mensa141 wrote:

Bringing legal action against our US servicemen would not be a good idea.

Aug 31, 2012 8:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RickCaird wrote:

As long as Obama is releasing details of the raid as part of his reelection bid and for a supporting movie, what is sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose.

Aug 31, 2012 9:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RedRaven3115 wrote:

LOL it is not the Pentagon it is Obama who was dissed by the entire Seal Team 6 – Obama was made to look the fool and now he ordered someone at the Pentagon to hurt this Seal back….. This is the same old Chicago thug mentality….

Aug 31, 2012 9:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
deanh wrote:

So Ovomit verbally ejac/u/lates all over the television the day after the raid claiming “he” got Osama thereby killing any chance the intelligence community had of being able to use and benefit from any intel gathered during the raid but this book makes him look bad and he want to prosecute???? I’m having a vision of Obama looking down on Obama Square as thousands of goose stepping “volunteers” march past his box seat as he waves and gazes at the 300 foot high statue of himself across the plaza….

Aug 31, 2012 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
krummy1 wrote:

It’s all a show because nobody believes the story. Bin Laden has been dead for years. The Pentagon probably wrote the book.

Aug 31, 2012 9:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SFCMAC wrote:

That’s funny, when B. Hussein revealed classified secrets to his Hollywood pals and media buddies about the SEAL mission, our Drone program in Pakistan, and the U.S.-Israeli cyberwarfare against Iran, Holder didn’t bat an eye. Screw Obama. He’ll be relegated to the dumpster of history in November.

Aug 31, 2012 9:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gothicreader wrote:

Let me get this straight. It’s okay to leak classified information to the media by this administration, and put our troops in harms way – but then it isn’t okay for one of our soldier to give his account of what really happened?

Aug 31, 2012 9:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CashMcCall wrote:

That would depend entirely on what is being disclosed. There is no such thing as a blanket non-disclosure agreement. Further, Obama has then put this story into the public domain so I doubt the disclosure agreement has any validity at all other than some kind of secret command ops which have not apparently disclosed. In fact this book merely disputes the public account of the incident which Obama has used for political gain. So I would suggest that the pentagon has little chance of an injunction over this matter on the grounds that it represents 1) and account correction of an account already put into the public sector by Obama and waived by the Pentagon and 2) political free speech. I suggest that the Pentagon should have objected to Obama’s fictionalized account when he was spiking the “I killed osama” football. Pentagon has no legal leg to stand on other than to review the book for national security purposes but Obama already let the story out into the public stream so Obama is about to get swift boated quite legally.

Aug 31, 2012 9:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gringovejo wrote:

This is exactly what I have been commenting about, since this first came up. All Special Forces members sign nondisclosure paperwork and it is totally out of character for some to attempt to evade that. Those posters that are “Chicken Hawks” and those who just want to get rid of this President, with any rumor, innuendo or outright lie, will never understand, that Freedom of Speech has it’s limits, in particular, when it comes to National Security. This information is not available under the FOIA. Not even, if you were involved, believe me. Even with a Security Clearance,IF you don’t have a “Need to Know,” access will be denied. The DOD and other agencies dealing with
intelligence and special operations have the right to go after those who flaunt the regulations, whether for personal reasons, improper gain, or political purposes. And they should, whether you like it or not. In most cases they are trying to declassify as much as they can, 25 years AFTER the participant’s death, so have patience, little people.

Aug 31, 2012 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TaxtheStupid wrote:

So our government won’t do anything about the millions and millions of foreign invaders who have infiltrated our country but they will go after one of our own? Who is running this country? A foreigner?

Aug 31, 2012 9:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
LaszloZW wrote:

So let me understand this. The Administration has already described in step-by-step detail the events surrounding OBLs raid, including shooting him and transporting his body. The book describes the same events as a personal view of an individual who actually was there and participated in the raid. Oh, I get it, the Administration has not signed non-disclosure papers…..

Aug 31, 2012 9:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wrote:

Funny how all of a sudden they’re concerned about the leaking of classified information.

Aug 31, 2012 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DanLef100 wrote:

I guess it is ok for the President to LIE about the operation but if someone tells the truth, then it is a crime.

Aug 31, 2012 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DanLef100 wrote:

I guess it is ok for the President to LIE about the operation but if someone tells the truth, then it is a crime.

Aug 31, 2012 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AntiDem19 wrote:

The American people deserve to hear and read the truth about what happened on that day. Obviously those who were actually there have a much better idea than what BO’s administration is willing to tell us. MOre secrets and lies from BO – what a shock!

Aug 31, 2012 10:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cutie1953 wrote:

I only wish I could be on that jury. I already know which way I would vote. The guy has a right to his book and the royalties. This is nothing more than another of this administration’s childish tantrums. The threat to waste the court’s time on a frivolous lawsuit is an insult to the American people.

Aug 31, 2012 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GuidoV wrote:

But the WH leaks were OK? The only thing transparent in this unethical administration is their desperation.

Aug 31, 2012 10:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
toomanyidiots wrote:

Will the white house threaten legal action over itself for allowing direct access to the ‘situation room’ and all participants for the upcoming release of the pro-obama film where he directed the killing of bin laden?

Aug 31, 2012 10:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAwriter78 wrote:

Pentagon is absolutely right to do this. The man was trained using my tax dollars and participated in an operation that killed bin Laden as a matter of honor for all American citizens. Now he hopes to profit? Shame.

I’m angry, but take solace in the fact that his buddies in the team, his superiors, and everyone else in our clandestine services are angrier still. Yeah, there are a lot of people out there who would like to sell their stories for a million dollars. But they don’t do it because it’s not the right thing to do.

Those who are critical of this decision because it represents action by Obama’s Pentagon are total hypocrites. What–it’s only treason if your political enemies leak state secrets? Bull.

Aug 31, 2012 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
accbar wrote:

The white house sponsored a movie, supplying their “facts” for truth. A real truth in this FUBAR was that a seal team was eliminated shortly after the mission to kill Bin Laden. One cannot help but speculate that the president’s office announcement of the units involved in the Pakistan raid contributed the killing of our men. For the Pakistani intelligence was enraged by this interloping. They have a long arm into Afghanistan. Many in seal team Six, having been identified, lost their lives in theater when their helicopter was targeted while on mission.
Coincidence?
End the lies you progressive mindbots.
If it takes a brave man to tell the truth, so be it.

Aug 31, 2012 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OdinsAcolyte wrote:

Punish him. He told the truth and makes the government liars look bad.
For shame. Of course Shame is the name of the Obama administration. On years to come it is all going to reflect very badly on them. So, meantime, make it worse Feds! Make it worse…

Aug 31, 2012 11:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JLin wrote:

Congress should pursue legal action against Barack Obama for deliberate national security leaks for personal political gain.

Two can play that game comrade.

Aug 31, 2012 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Royg wrote:

When I left the USAF I had to sign a 10 year agreement not to disclose any secrets of our nuclear targets, but in this instance I guess it’s okay for the White House not to do the same.

Aug 31, 2012 11:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DDDDFF wrote:

Hey!! You can’t leak classified information, only WE can leak classified information.

Aug 31, 2012 11:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
static wrote:

Well, at least they are learning to reinforce their propaganda.

The books are fiction. How many times has the story changed so far. We need to get passed the 15 minute attention span.

Aug 31, 2012 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mec1 wrote:

The Obamunists are really upset. Where is it written that showing up Obama as a grandstanding confabulator compromises national security?

Aug 31, 2012 11:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
banh wrote:

Obama uses security leaks to look like he’s doing his job, to pull the wool over our eyes, to spread his propaganda, and to appear “worthy” of being president. He has to “market” himself as a success because the reality is a failure.

However, when someone who KNOWS the truth about one of Obama’s scams publishes the truth, it becomes a liability to Mr. O . This Prez is a major conman.

Aug 31, 2012 12:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jacked11 wrote:

I find it difficult to comprehend how you can be prosecuted for a leak of National Security if that information is already in the public domain, because the administration had already leaked it, albeit with corrections to make them look good. Perhaps if the author is guilty of anything, it is by revealing the truth and exposing the falsehoods perpetrated by the White House. Of course this is a pattern with our Dear Leader, oppose me and I will destroy you. Oops better be careful with my post, they will demand Reuters retract it also. God help the United States if this group gets reelected there will be no freedoms left. I believe it was one of our founders, the names escapes me, who said When the people give up freedom for security, soon they will have neither. I realize that is probably not an exact quote, reason quotation marks were not used, but is a sentiment that is still relevant today.

Aug 31, 2012 12:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Dear President Obama, You are in violation for breach of promise to the American people. You promised to cut the deficit in half during your first term, you promised a more transparent, open government and you promised to create jobs and lower unemployment. Since it is quite clear you have not made good on any of your promises nor do you intend to, we the American people declare that you be fired from your position on November 6, 2012. We understand that you will have approximately 3 months more to serve as President, but we are very confident that your lame duck status will not appear any different from your 4 years in office. Thank you for nothing, The American People.

Aug 31, 2012 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Free Speech – R.I.P.

Aug 31, 2012 12:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Oh and what are you fighting for again? why does the pentagon exist…? To … protect??? out ‘rights’?

What’s the sense now?

The US government does **FAR** more to destroy our rights than Bin Laden could ***EVER*** have.

Terrorism isn’t the threat to our country – our government is.

Aug 31, 2012 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DrDuude wrote:

Pretty hypocritical to put it mildly. Government seeks to sue him for disclosure but is in full denial over obvious white house disclosure, all for the sake of building up the President. This isn’t going to fly with the general public.

Aug 31, 2012 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuckRedstone wrote:

Now I imagine Barry Hussein would just love to send this SEAL to Gitmo! Or is it Getmo?

Aug 31, 2012 12:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
x666dog wrote:

And actions like this only lead those of us who took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies closer to having to take up arms against an oppressive government. This is not a national Security risk since the actions have already been completed. It is not a high top secret action since they are all different in there circumstances, unlike Code Talkers which they might have used and has since been declassified. The public’s right to know supersedes the Executive Branch’s right to dissuade the Public with innuendo and lies. If the book is not true, then nothing has been lost. If the book is true, then those who made false statements should be revealed and pay for their actions.

Aug 31, 2012 1:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
diffyq wrote:

Now all of a sudden national security is important?

I agree that if classified info is released to the public then the perps need to be brought to justice… but please do not cherry pick the offenders.

I would hate to see the New York Times left out or the high level members of the Obama administration that were responsible for exposing details about “moles” that had infiltrated terrorist Muslim organizations like Al Queda.

just doesn’t look good or to use a well worn liberal word ..”fair”.

Aug 31, 2012 1:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
diffyq wrote:

Now all of a sudden national security is important?

I agree that if classified info is released to the public then the perps need to be brought to justice… but please do not cherry pick the offenders.

I would hate to see the New York Times left out or the high level members of the Obama administration that were responsible for exposing details about “moles” that had infiltrated terrorist Muslim organizations like Al Queda.

just doesn’t look good or to use a well worn liberal word ..”fair”.

Aug 31, 2012 1:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
califkid wrote:

where the hell is the action against Eric Holder and the fast and furious program, Do you people take the average american as a dummy!!!

Aug 31, 2012 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HRPuffnstuff1 wrote:

Did the Commander in Chief sign one of those non disclosure thingies?

Aug 31, 2012 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gringo1942 wrote:

There’s no big mystery here. The Seal preempted Obozo on the book. Obozo was going to write his own book about how HE lead the raid personally.

Aug 31, 2012 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

It is disrespectful, dishonorable, and unlawful for a volunteer soldier and our paid employee to break his oaths and voluntarily-signed contracts to his employers, people and Commanders. At the very least he should have requested approval for the book just as is required by LAW. Law that does not apply to the Commander-in-Chief and the Pentagon. The Commander-in-Chief MAKES the decision, that is his power and responsibility, not the soldiers under his command.

That said, we have too many “secrecy” laws that are being used primarily for leadership spin and cover-up than for National defense. Oh well, maybe Ecuador has a room for him in their US Embassy.

Aug 31, 2012 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnS. wrote:

The citizens as well as Congress should be moving forward to remove Obama after the truth about this Bin Laden has come out. All of this legal threat from the Pentagon and others should be quelled immediately. Obama lied and now they are trying to turn the blame factor when there is none. Obama lied plain & simple.

Aug 31, 2012 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnS. wrote:

The citizens as well as Congress should be moving forward to remove Obama after the truth about this Bin Laden has come out. All of this legal threat from the Pentagon and others should be quelled immediately. Obama lied and now they are trying to turn the blame factor when there is none. Obama lied plain & simple.

Aug 31, 2012 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobzimway wrote:

This is another tactic to cement the notion that the raid resulted in the death of bin Laden. It gets us to go along by assuming OBL’s presence in the first place.

The administration is desperate to sell the OBL mission, especially since the death photos Leon Panetta posted on the internet turned out to be photo-shopped pics over two years old. He backtracked and promised to show us the real photos in a presser. He never did. Then Obama said that the pics were too violent so he wouldn’t trot them out just because we wanted to see for ourselves. The whole thing has left a cloud of suspicion. So then, more charade is required.

Aug 31, 2012 2:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Positronictom wrote:

“The Pentagon pointed out that the disclosure of classified information was a crime…” I take it the Pentagon will be prosecuting fully the leaks regarding the killing of Bin Laden, which came from the White House. I won’t hold my breath.

Aug 31, 2012 2:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeyRay wrote:

So it is okay that team BHO can release all the classified information it wants as long as it helps the liar-in-chief?

Aug 31, 2012 2:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JWnTX wrote:

Wow–amazing how efficiently the press can figure out who leakers are who make the President look bad as opposed to how impossible it seems to find leakers who make the President look good. Further, it’s amazing at how that changes diametrically when a Republican is in office.

Aug 31, 2012 2:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Franco46 wrote:

So now, because this makes Obama look like the liar he is, the Pentagon is going after this guy? Shameful. Just another one of the Bill of Rights Obama can cross off his list.

Aug 31, 2012 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Franco46 wrote:

No wonder the Military doesn’t like Obama. He lies!

Aug 31, 2012 3:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BubbaT wrote:

Awwww, did the lying rats at the Pentagon get their wittle feelings hurt? Such a shame. Amazing how they threaten normal citizens when the screwing is from the other direction.

Aug 31, 2012 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bobothree wrote:

I hope they take legal action before the election. I don’t know what is in confidentiality agreement SEALS sign, but Obama will loose in the court of public opinion and it will highlight the double standard of prosecuting a true hero, but not all the phony armchair heroes on the White House National Security team.

Aug 31, 2012 3:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RattStone wrote:

Uhhh, Obama leaked the info 1st. I highly suspect if the Pentagon persues this it will open up a can of worms.

Aug 31, 2012 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyJ wrote:

So the President and his administration do not have a “non disclosure” agreement with their oaths and security agreements? They’ve managed to work hand in hand with the NYT, Hollywood producers and other medida to leak out information that is classified and favorable to the President. Now they want to go after this man for correcting that record?

This will be interesting because, if they do take action against him they will end up in court and we know what that means…Obama’s DOD & DOJ are batting 0% in court.

I find it sick and repulsive that they are showing more interest in going after this SEAL than they have the terrorists.

Aug 31, 2012 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IronBalls wrote:

So now the Pentagon is in on the cover up on every American’s right to know the truth? As a New Yorker who watched those buildings come down and smelled the burn in the air for weeks after, I am entitled to know the truth about the raid on Bin Laden. Oh and for the record, Obama didn’t kill Bin Laden, Seal Team Six killed Bin Laden.

Aug 31, 2012 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bobothree wrote:

I hope they take legal action before the election. I don’t know what is in confidentiality agreement SEALS sign, but Obama will loose in the court of public opinion and it will highlight the double standard of prosecuting a true hero, but not all the phony armchair heroes on the White House National Security team.

Aug 31, 2012 4:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mewp1 wrote:

Why should the book be vetted? Obama wasn’t.

Aug 31, 2012 4:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lah518 wrote:

If they charge the writer of this book then the must charge Obama who gave out every detail of the raid including who did it , where they were stationed and how the came and went. now thats what i would call a serious breach of security.

Aug 31, 2012 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Batwings wrote:

Trying to take credit for what someone else has done just proves what a $0B the HNIC really is. He can’t do the right thing no matter how much he tries. It always back-fires in his face and he tries to blame others.
The sooner he is gone, the better and it can’t be soon enough.

Aug 31, 2012 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mewp1 wrote:

Wanna bet that if this story was just like the one that 0 put out there would be no investigation

Aug 31, 2012 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RobieB wrote:

The problem is that Obama has already let the cat out of the bag. It is no longer secret ! As a former Naval Officer I am not allowed to speak about things which are considered secret. I am allowed to speak about things that are already shared in the media. There is a movie about Navy Seals training, Obama shared details of the raid etc, etc etc. This will be a hard case to win in court.

Aug 31, 2012 4:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
msksann wrote:

This book tells a significantly different story about the moment of bin Laden’s death. Has the Obama administration lied to the citizens of the USA, and the world? (again)

Aug 31, 2012 4:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
shhsgirl wrote:

Oh, pshaw! The POTUS has done nothing but disclose classified info about that op ever since it happened. His lap generals at the Pentagon are just doing his bidding in trying to bully a critic into silence.

Aug 31, 2012 4:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Miguel526 wrote:

The Pentagon is now a joke. The NY Times, et al, have repeatedly published many “secrets” before, several of which have resulted in the murders of US operatives and other overseas helpers at various times. But the NY Times editors have never been given so much as a glare from the gutless cowards of the US government, the White House, or the Pentagon.

We all know that our vile and cowardly, our deceptive and traitorous occupant of the White House, did everything he could to avoid killing Bin Laden, (one of the most uncivilized monsters in recent memory) because of Bin Lauden’s Moslem credentials. But, in this instance, so many people knew about this chance that Obama couldn’t dodge his responsibilities as he had before.

This author is correct in not trusting the Pentagon or any other branch of the Obama/DC-corrupted US government operatives, (some of whom should be arrested after November’s election)..

When the editors of ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC,PBS, NPR, NY Times, et al, are legally threatened, fined, or arrested for their purposeful unveiling of secrets, then many of us would give some minor credence to this Pentagon bull_hit threat against this heroic Navy Seal author which is featured in this story.

Aug 31, 2012 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Defcon4 wrote:

Why does obama,the hero of the Seal team, fear the truth so much? The truth will set him free of his failed presidency.

Aug 31, 2012 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neelynzus wrote:

What’s classified? Everybody already knows the White House lied and puffed about all this. No secret there.

Aug 31, 2012 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SS23433 wrote:

Hey Pentagon – North Korea called. They want their tactics back.

Aug 31, 2012 6:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mutantone wrote:

and the Obama giving the same information to Hollywood for political gain is different how?

Aug 31, 2012 11:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
maz_k wrote:

How can you sue over a lie?

OBL died many, many years ago!

Or maybe secretly, the Pentagon are on royalties???

Aug 31, 2012 11:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

From the Feds own Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO):

Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement
(Standard Form 312)
Briefing Booklet

“Question 17: Must a signatory to the SF 312 submit any materials that he or she contemplates publishing for prepublication review by the employing or former employing agency?

Answer: No. There is no explicit or implicit prepublication review requirement in the SF 312, as there is none in the SF 189 and SF 189-A.”

Aug 31, 2012 12:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cpmondello wrote:

The USA is good at a few things; killing innocent people and silencing those they wish to silence.

Sep 02, 2012 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

~George Washington

Sep 04, 2012 10:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikaj wrote:

Everyone knows Bin Laden was dead in 2001. It was even all over main stream media and confirmed by multiple sources close to him. Kidney failure. The person they killed was not Bin Laden. Also, all the SEALs involved in the “raid” were conveniently all killed in a gunship crash, remember? It was all over MSM as well. So the Pentagon must really want everyone to read this phony book for more propaganda points.

Sep 04, 2012 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Ok, I’ll make the Pentagon a deal. Disclose which pages should be classified and I’ll make an Obama style promise not to read them…I “hope” they say “yes we can,” to my offer….Better hurry the book is on order.

Sep 04, 2012 7:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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