Off the Record

Greta: The Navy SEAL who took down bin Laden deserves to be heard

'Off the Record,' 10/31/14: The Pentagon is giving heat to the Navy SEAL killed bin Laden because of a non-disclosure agreement. But doesn't he deserve to tell his story, like others?


By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. This is so unfair. It's just plain lousy. I just read online, yes, read online -- I'm not part of Fox News management -- that the Navy SEAL who killed Usama bin Laden has given Fox News an interview and that interview will air in a November documentary. Well, what's the problem? Although the interview with the Navy SEAL is complete, the Pentagon is now giving the SEAL heat, saying that he is part of a nondisclosure agreement barring him from discussing the operation.

Really? So let me get this straight: Others can talk about the operation that took Usama Bin Laden down, and even take credit for killing him. But the guy, the Navy SEAL who actually did it, cannot? That is so messed up.

President Obama is taking credit. And, yes, he deserves credit. He did give the order. That's fair because we all know if the mission had failed, President Obama would have gotten the blame. But President Obama didn't do this one alone. The president can share the credit with the SEAL who actually did it, the one who actually risked his life to kill our number one enemy.

By the way, do not give me that national security excuse because that's silly. That can all be worked out in editing. If this hero wants to talk, if he wants to tell us what happened, let him. I would like to hear from him. I want to know who he is. I also want it thank him. I bet you do, too.

So, I will be watching November 11th at 10:00 p.m. I hope you will, too. That's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.