On Wednesday, Ben Rhodes, who served as Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and famously lied about the Iran nuclear deal, ripped President Trump for revoking the security clearance for Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan:
Rhodes’ high-flying rhetoric was shot down by someone who knows how to shoot: Robert O’Neill, the Navy Seal who is claimed to have fired the shots that actually killed bin Laden during the raid on his Abbottabad compound on May 2, 2011:
During my military career, I was fortunate to serve with the best of the best — people I found to be so much better than me. I pushed myself every day to be every bit as good as they were. Most of those I worked with felt the same way, and together we accomplished some amazing things.
I was part of over 400 combat missions. Although major motion pictures have been made about some of them, our accomplishments never seemed like a big deal to us. I did what the guys next to me, in front of me, and behind me were doing. We all just did what our SEAL training prepared us to do.
During our missions all I had to do was focus on my job and watch the back of the guy in front of me. I never worried because I knew my teammates were doing the same. I was part of a team that was bigger than any one man. Everything I ever accomplished could have been achieved by one of my teammates.