I really didn’t like the fact that I was interested enough to read this book.
I agree with many in believing that our government isn’t telling everything. And as a journalist I want the story of Osama bin Laden’s death to come out, but it just doesn’t sit well with me.
Overall, I find the dedication and lives of SEALS to be fascinating. I enjoyed reading some of the training and what all they had to go through in his years with the Navy. But don’t be surprised when very few chapters of this book actually focus on the bin Laden raid.
A lot of details about the raid have been released, and maybe we shouldn’t know the rest. But this author’s telling of the story did very little for me.
The writing was sub-par. If the SEAL actually wrote it, then he doesn’t really know how to write. If it was a ghost writer, then that person doesn’t either, or his notes were bad. I have a hard time believing you couldn’t write this story better.
I did find it interesting that (if true) this author talks about them criticizing the president and his views. I’m sure a lot of military people disagree with President Obama, but the timing of this book was perfect — not only for being close to 9/11, but because it was before an election.
I also don’t believe for a second that this man wanted to tell this story for the sake of truth and his country. It was a ploy for money and fame. He knew his identity would come out.
Plus there’s the whole fact that he may or may not have leaked classified information.
He’s relying on our curiosity, timing and provocative stories to turn a profit, and it’s transparent.
Then again, I read it. And I figured that would be the case before I even picked it up.