May 2, 2012
Not a Tough Decision to Kill bin Laden
Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News
I think that if you talk to people who are in the special operations forces and people who have been in, that they had to be grinding their teeth when they saw this flow of information about the attack on bin Laden's compound. I think that it's, I suppose, inevitable that there would be television and reporting about it.
On the other hand, from their standpoint, the people whose lives are at risk -- that information didn't come out of the Pentagon. It didn't come out of the special operations forces. It out of the White House and it came out of the Congress before -- or on the political side, as opposed to the -- the military side. And I know they had to be deeply concerned about it.
TAGGED: United States, Pakistan, Barack Obama, Donald Rumsfeld, Osama bin Ladin, 2012