Esquire has a story of the supposed shooter of Osama Bin Laden. I hope he isn’t the guy because this article really doesn’t make him look to bright. Here are just a couple of examples.
The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care.
Umm, you can plan a complicated mission (or at least be part of it) yet not think about providing for your family? Don’t get me wrong, these are some tough times for Veterans looking for decent work that’s not overseas but that’s why you don’t jump until you’ve secured your parachute.
But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:
Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.
Yeah, no shit. That’s the deal brother, you do a minimum of 20 years or it’s a nada. We all know this going in. I left the military a couple of times prior to finishing my 20. It’s tough but don’t whine like it’s someone else fault.
The article states he had over sixteen years and wants to walk away. I get. Really I do. It’s not easy doing that kind of work that long.
Since Abbottabad, he has trained his children to hide in their bathtub at the first sign of a problem as the safest, most fortified place in their house. His wife is familiar enough with the shotgun on their armoire to use it. She knows to sit on the bed, the weapon’s butt braced against the wall, and precisely what angle to shoot out through the bedroom door, if necessary. A knife is also on the dresser should she need a backup.
Really? Kids in the bathtub, weapon’s butt braced against a wall and a knife on the dress for backup? Is this article serious?
Someone out there please tell me this isn’t the standard for SEAL Team Six.