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The guy who won't spike the football


President Barack Obama is facing heavy criticism for using the killing of Osama bin Laden as a campaign issue to his advantage. Meanwhile, William McRaven ("Bill") -- the man who oversaw the actual strike on bin Laden last year -- will hardly even take credit for his role in the mission.

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker spoke with Adm. McRaven at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday:

At one point during the dinner, I thought the president was going to recognize our man, Bill. Obama began his speech by acknowledging that, a year ago, the United States delivered justice to a deserving person. I glanced at McRaven thinking, aha, he’s about to have his well-deserved moment. Instead, the huge screens in the room flashed the face of Donald Trump. It was a setup for a joke.

I asked McRaven what it’s like to wake up every day and know that you’re the one who brought down bin Laden. Does he open his eyes and think, wow, I did that?

No, he smiles and shakes his head. “It’s our job. It’s what we do.”

McRaven was a runner-up for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2011.

[Washington Post]

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