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July 26, 2012

President's policies hurting our military?

Guests: Ryan Zinke, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 26, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST OF "HANNITY": Now we have heard anonymous reports for over a year that members of the special ops community are not happy with President Obama. Now they argue that he politicized the killing of Usama Bin Laden. He exposed the identity of special ops units.

He jeopardized the safety of our troops, their families and our overall national security. Now a former member of the elite squad known as Navy SEAL Team 6 is going public. And he's formed a "Super PAC" called "Special Operations for America," that is aimed at ensuring that Barack Obama is a one-term president.

Joining me now with more on how Obama's policies are hurting our military and our country's national security, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member, Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke.

Ryan, welcome back. Thank you for being with us.

RYAN ZINKE (R), MONTANA STATE SENATOR: Well, thank you. It's an honor to be here, Sean.

HANNITY: All right, tell us what you are doing here?

ZINKE: Well, "Special Operations for America" is a grassroots PAC, you know, aimed at giving the military a voice, giving special operations, the guys on active duty, the retired guys, a voice in what's happening. It is not just the leaks.

There is a series of things, enough's enough. You know, it started with Bin Laden. It started with a commercial with former President Clinton. Not just taking the credit for it, but talking about the consequences of the decision.

You know, to me, it was a straight-forward decision. But the consequence of failure, you know really was about the guys on the ground. And the reason why the operation was successful was you had the enormous capability did and dedication and buildup that the United States should be proud that we had this capability.

It wasn't just the SEALs. I mean, every service was involved. It was a long time in planning and we should be proud as a nation. But we shouldn't politicize it and make a commercial about it.

HANNITY: What about the fact that the president was wrong in rendition, black sites, Gitmo and enhanced interrogations. Without those, you don't have the intelligence to get Bin Laden? Why he can't he acknowledge that President Bush was right and he was wrong?

ZINKE: Well, it's an excellent point. You know, why do we have the information? Information that, again, this is a culmination of years of operations. This is a culmination. You look at the capability of the force.

SEAL Team 6 and the rest of special operations family, they didn't happen overnight. I mean, this was a long process. We've been in sustained combat operations, the longest period in our nation's history.

And these guys are war-hardened veterans. When you -- when you say that this is a specific team to a task like this, you know, you put the team, you put the dependence, you put the whole community, I think, in jeopardy.

And then what's happening overseas, when you negotiate the ability to fight at night and the ability to have independent operations we have to take a force that's known for ops. They put our troops at risk. And enough's enough.

HANNITY: How much are you looking to raise? And is this going to be the ads, I assume your Super PAC is going to put out? We only have a few seconds.

ZINKE: We're at NASCAR. We are driving to car 32 in the Sprint races in Indy this weekend. The unfortunate part of politics, our voice is in a relationship to how much money we have. I'm not taking a paycheck.

I'm doing this for God and country, but we are going to be very, careful in our deliver of message. We want to make sure what we say is well documented. That we don't hit below the belt. I don't dislike the president personally. I dislike his policies as commander chief and as president.

HANNITY: Ryan, we have to run. Senator, appreciate you being with us. Thank you.

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