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and america responded. that will be the legacy of the man who kill usama bin laden. welcome to "hannity" now. in a moment we will introduce you to the man who killed usama bin laden. but first americans will never forget our country's darkest day back on september 11, 2001, when 2,977 innocent people lost their lives. nor will we forget the night in may of 2011 when justice was finally served. >> this is a fox news alert, the white house is saying that president obama will be making an extraordinary statement at
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the bottom of the hour. it is highly unusual for the president to be speaking this late on a sunday night. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world the united states has conducted an operation that killed usama bin laden. >> we got him! this is a great day for america! agree day to be alive! >> may 1st, the day usama bin laden's life came to an end. >> victory. >> victory not just for new yorkers but for everyone in the country. >> usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! >> justice has been done. >> joining us now is the navy s.e.a.l. responsible for usama bin laden's death, retired navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill. we have a studio audience here today. [ applause ] great honor to meet you. >> thank you for having me. >> peter doocy's also with us. i got to say, i think this is one of the best specials i've watched. to hear your story inspired me.
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and as i was sitting here thinking about this opportunity we're going to have with you tonight, i can hear this story over and over again. walk us through. let's start the training. you get the call. and walk us through that process again. >> we were told about a mission that we were going to go do that it wasn't training, it was a different cycle for us. we normally had people on -- that were prepared for a cycle like this, but for some reason they pulled a group of us together. they told us vaguely about what's going to happen. we eventually figured it out, they did confirm the way it was told to us the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team six said we're as close as we've ever been to usama bin laden. >> and how long into this training was that? >> this was about two days into the -- from the time they told us until the time they told us we were going to do something to the time they told us who we were going after. and our initial reaction was are
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we going right now? and there was none of the cheering ask clapping, it was professionals saying we're ready today. there was a need for us to train for some contingenciecontingenc. it was about ten days total. before the call was made for us to launch. >> it's interesting because they had the compound. >> yes. >> they'd been monitoring it. >> uh-huh. >> and they had a markup of the compound. and you trained hard for that day. >> right. >> okay. walk us through the training. >> well, we came up with what we thought was the best plan. and we worked through that a few times. but we were also smart enough to know the only time the perfect plan works is in the planning room. once you leave murphy shows up and the planning changes. what if this happens, what if this happens, i think towards the end what's the worse thing that could happen, i think the helicopter could crash in the front yard. >> was that something you had trained for? >> we did, yeah.
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>> i don't think anyone could know what you go through for navy training. you were on a mission and this speaks volumes about you and your fellow navy s.e.a.l.s. you didn't think you were coming home. >> we were 90% certain it was a one-way mission. we were probably going to die based on what could happen before getting there. if pakistan shot us down, we were flying in their country without permission, they were justified. if any house is going to blow up, it's going to be this house. if there's a house that will have suicide bombers, it will be this house. if anyone target with the suicide vest on, it will be him. if anything else, if we run out of fuel, which is a concern or if we spend too much time on target, the pakistani police or the pakistan military could show up. it would turn into a big political negotiation and we might end up in prison as a tool -- as tools of some sort of bartering and we didn't think we'd last long in a pakistani prison. we were pretty sure we weren't coming back but because of what
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happened on 9/11 it was worth it. >> before you go you write these letters to your family. >> yes. >> you have one last phone call with your dad. >> yes. >> i know you've gotten rid of the letters. >> i did. >> tell us about what you said in those letters and the call with your dad? >> the reason i shredded the letters is because i didn't wantd to relive them. and here's why we did it and why it was noble. writing the letters was i couldn't write a letter and give it to a teammate and say you know who to give this to because my teammate would be dead next to me. >> where'd you leave it? >> i found someone on the base i could trust, we can't tell you where we're going, but if something happens in the next few days. >> smart thing to do. to your kids. and you wrote specific instructions and told them why you did it. >> justification of how it was worth it. and you'll know. and then i called my father right as we were leaving, i did call him. and i just sort of thanked him for everything he'd done.
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thanks for teaching me teamwork on the basketball court and how to hunt and how to shoot. he could tell something was going on. it was pretty emotional. the first time he ever told me the whole story was when i watched on the documentary. because he could never get through it. >> 20 minutes in a walmart parking lot. >> that's what he said, yeah. >> that's a long time. >> he was wandering around the walmart and he ran into his sister and brought him home and asked if he was okay. >> wondering what's going to happen. all right. so then it's a go. you get in the helicopter. >> uh-huh. >> walk us through. >> we get in the helicopter and we took off from an airfield. we were used to flying north on the river. and we would turn left into some of the valleys, some of the famous valleys in konar province. this time we turned right and crossed into pakistan. and the pilots told us we're in pakistan now. >> you knew it was a 90-minute flight. >> 90 minutes. yeah. we knew we had a long time to fly inside of pakistan. and guys realized, like i said, that we could take a missile at any time. in order not to think about that, guys were doing different things, falling asleep which is, you know, you would think that's
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kind of silly. >> no, i think it's actually -- if i want to go, i want to go in my sleep. i liked your method though. it was very interesting. >> i was counting. i did a lot of sniper work and reconnaissance and surveillance in kosovo. and you're out there for days at a time watching. and i would just count to pass the time. just count slower and faster in a different cadence and then up to a thousand and backwards. >> do they teach you that -- >> i'm sure an older sniper told me that, a trick they used. and it seemed to make sense. >> so you get 88 miles -- >> about 80 minutes in and we turn to the south. and somewhere in between it -- and i'd heard the quote a lot, but i don't know why i remembered it, something like 556, 557, 558, freedom itself was attacked by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended. and i still get goose bumps when i say that. and i thought to myself how did i remember that. and that's much better than counting. i'm going to say that again. and i'm like, you know what, i'm on this mission.
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>> so take us -- you arrive. that is your mantra in your mind. >> uh-huh. >> you didn't know that the first helicopter had actually gone down because you got off your helicopter. the first helicopter crashed and we have people in the situation room. >> right. >> walk us -- you were the first off if i remember. >> well, wlet our external security out. and the rest of us were going to stay on and go to the rooftop. the pilot went up a little bit and he came down. and just by that communication we knew it was time to get off. he didn't say anything to us, but we knew we were going to start the fight from right here. we knew something happened with the other helicopter because we heard them say something about going around or doing something. and we assumed they had taken fire and they were just moving to a better position. we didn't know they went down in the front yard. i didn't know anyway. but we did know just based on like i said we were prepared whatever. if we land on this side we're going to this northeast gate. we went to that gate and put a bomb on it and blew it up. and the guy that put the bomb on let us know it failed. some thought it was bad, i
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thought it was good. because it's a fake door. there's a wall behind it. someone important's here. >> you knew that was probably then -- if you had any doubt. >> well, we didn't have a doubt. a fake door is like a pump fake. someone important's here. so we'll go to the next door. the guys inside said hang on we'll open it for you. we didn't know how they dpot there but our guys were inside, they opened the door and we went in behind them. >> this to me is one of the most fascinating things. you're on a mission, you don't know if you're coming back. you're there, you practiced this for such a long time. >> uh-huh. >> and i can't imagine the feelings that one, i know you're probably taught to manage your emotions and adradrenaline, whao you feel? >> i remember looking up at the house and having seen the picture so many times, knowing exactly what part of the compound i was in and looking up at the house and like this is so cool. we're here. >> walk us through the mission. now you're inside. >> i went inside the south door, which is the main door. and a lot of s.e.a.l.s. were
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already inside. i went in, it was a long hallway and there were doors off to both sides -- excuse me -- yeah, doors and rooms off to both sides. i went into the first room on the right because i could see the s.e.a.l.s. up ahead of me. there was one door at the end of the hallway that was barricaded and they were working that problem with whatever methods we have to open other doors. and we kind of watched them from there. i watched them do it. there was a point where there was some kids around and guys were actually rounding up kids to put them with adults because, you know, like i said in the documentary, we're the good guys. we make sure these kids have &eáñ of this. we don't want them anymore afraid than they already are. one of the guys reminded -- not remind but told me he was on crash. and i assumed.kyky other helicopters and i said which helicopter and he said our helicopter crashed in the front yard. you walked right past it. >> okay. so we're going to pick it up inside the compound when we come back. and also coming up our friend peter doocy joins rob and i
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coming up after the break. and also tonight. >> find out how that man and other families of 9/11 victims are the reason that rob o'neill has now decided to reveal himself as the man who killed usama bin laden. then later, our studio audience, they're made up of 9/11 first responders, family members of those killed, they join us with their reaction and also have some questions for rob. that's all straight ahead tonight. i'm j-a-n-e and i have copd. i'm d-a-v-e and i have copd. i'm k-a-t-e and i have copd, but i don't want my breathing problems to get in the way my volunteering. that's why i asked my doctor about b-r-e-o. once-daily breo ellipta helps increase airflow from the lungs for a full 24 hours. and breo helps reduce symptom flare-ups that last several days and require oral steroids, antibiotics, or hospital stay. breo is not for asthma. breo contains a type of medicine
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welcome back to this special "hannity" conversation. the man who killed usama bin laden, we now know why retired navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill decided to share his incredible story, that being to give the family members of 9/11 victims
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some closure. take a look at the reaction he got when he visited the 9/11 memorial right here in new york city. >> i want to thank you. we lost my son and so many oh family members -- >> still with us retired navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill. and also joining us is a man who landed the big interview, our friend, our colleague, fox news correspondent peter doocy. peter, i think it was the best special we've ever had. good to see you, my friend. >> thank you, my friend. >> i didn't know you were that tall. what'd your dad feed you? >> something. it was my mom. >> okay. when we left we were inside the compound and you guys just landed, you went in, you're on the first floor? >> yeah. on the first floor i was looking down the hallway at there were two other sal.e.a.l.s. working e closed door.
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they finally got it open and we formed a line sort of going up the stairs. and i was in the back of the line. >> how many guys? >> seven or eight guys in front of me. the guy in front the cia analyst told us that in between the first and second floor you're going to run into kalid bin laden. if you do, you know that the boss is upstairs, his dad is upstairs, and that's his last line of defense. so walking up the stairs kind of went up and then came back and there was a small banister in between the guy in front and kalid. so two guys that were both armed that were in a gunfight basically were separated by ten inches and a banister. and the guy simply whispered his name, whispered come here in two different languages. it confused him and he kind of presented him and took him out. >> shots were fired. >> and i'm watching and one of the things i say as a s.e.a.l., i was never a cool guy but i follow cool guys and watch them do really cool stuff.
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>> i think this is on the level of pretty cool. killing bin laden. i think that's right up there. >> yeah. and i remember saying that thinking i hope we live through this because people need to know what went on there. that guy was that good to think to do that. >> i don't understand the controversy. presidents write books, defense secretaries write books. i know some people are critical. i'm glad you told your story. and we're going to meet people here that were directly impacted by 9/11. so you're on the second floor now. now we're going up. you were told the third floor is where you want to be. >> yes. if you run into kalid bin laden on the stairs, then his dad is upstairs. we went up the first deck, now the second deck. the guy between me and the first guy, they kind of split off the way we do. and they're securing other threats, whether it was another room, opened door, closed door. they kind of went their ways to clear it. we're going to clear that before we go up. i happened to be the last guy there so i turned into the guy behind the number one man. and my job is to physically
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touch him and let him know it's ready to go. i was waiting for more people and he was looking through a curtain telling me there were people unknowns up there and they were doing something. and we're assuming the vests are on. >> suicide bomb vests. >> of course. like i said if anyone's going to do it he will. it wasn't really a bravery thing, it was more of an okay let's get this over with. so i squeezed, we went up, some people were behind the curtain. he ran to the curtain, grabbed them and sort of pushed them down the hallway and fell on top of them. he did that knowing they were going to blow up. so he gave his life so the guy behind him can get a shot. but it was the bomb that didn't go off. when he did that i turned to the right through an open door and i was a foot and a half, two feet away from usama bin laden. >> so you saw him that close. >> i did. >> and his wife -- he was holding onto one of his wives. >> he had his hands on his wife's shoulder and he was sort of moving her forward. and it was - a move of surrendering. it was a move that, you know, if
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he had a vest on he could clak it off, he's not surrendering, he is a threat and engage him. >> do we know for a fact people had vests there on? >> no, there were no vests. and it was one of our surprises, but we went in there anticipa anticipating. >> so you told peter, pop, pop, pop, three shots and it was a matter of seconds and he was down on the ground. >> yes. >> when did you look at his face and say that's him? >> i knew as soon as i saw him. his features were a little different than expected. >> he's tall. >> he's tall as me. >> walk us through after that moment. obviously you guys got a lot of work to do. and you guys are very wary of what might be on the other side of that fence outside the compound. >> sure. >> people might be coming. >> uh-huh. so we knew so he'd just been shot and killed. we had other stuff to do like his wife and probably 2-year-old son were in the room. we made sure they were on the bed. and then i had a moment of pause after that. after the room was securee÷ kind of hit me. and one of my guys came up and i
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looked at him and said what do we do now. and he kind of smiled and put his hand on my shoulder and now we find the computers. >> what's the next part of the mission? >> yeah. okay. i'm back. i'm back. we went through the procedures and some guy started to do some identification stuff, take pictures to make sure we have the guy. i personally went downstairs -- >> i was hoping you took a picture and show me. >> no, as far as i know the pictures were given back to the bosses and probably sealed. >> now you've got a 90-minute flight home. >> one of the other helicopters picked us up and the first team got in the first helicopter and we went on the second team. there were other navy s.e.a.l.s., s.e.a.l. team six, so we were flying out and started to watch and okay 90 minutes of flight. the first guy i told i shot usama bin laden was a guy from new york. a navy s.e.a.l. sitting next to me. he asked the question everybody asked. who shot him?
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and i looked at him and said i think i did. and he said on behalf of my family thank you. >> that's what i told you before we came on air, on behalf of our country. i've interviewed presidents, secretaries of state, defense, candidates for office. i'm listening, i'm getting chills hearing this story. i mean, because it's so profound what this man, the evil -- did you feel when you were standing over him that you had shot the embodiment of evil? people in this audience that lost loved ones. >> of course. >> because of what he did. >> what i felt was a sense of pride to be invited to be a part of such an amazing team. and that that team was picked to be the means to an end. there was so much more involved than what we were involved with, the cia finding him and the sleepless nights just making sure of this and that, the helicopter pilots that flew us in, the helicopters that saved everyone's life by the quick thinking. >> amazing. >> the guy in front of me that
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jumped on a bomb. >> he thought -- >> he knew he was going to blow up. >> he basically did it to save you. so you could finish the mission. >> he did it to complete the mission. he didn't know i was behind him. he knew someone was behind him, one of his guys. >> amazing story. >> and to be a part of that and just, like i said, you know, we were the fdny, we were the nypd. we're the punch right now and we're here to deliver justice. >> amazing, amazing story. and then the words, welcome to afghanistan. >> yeah. so it was a 90-minute flight and we had our watches set. i don't know with the version of the helicopter pilot putting the pedal to the metal but he apparently did, 85 minutes, he said for the first time you're going to be happy to hear this, welcome to afghanistan. we kind of look around and like we did it. >> you made it. all right. great job. you're going to stay. >> absolutely. >> coming up next, right here on "hannity." >> i can hear you. the rest of the world hears you. and the people -- [ cheers and applause ] >> and the people who knocked
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these buildings down will hear all of us soon. >> president bush made americans a promise that day. and it may have taken a little longer than everyone hoped, but usama bin laden finally got the justice he deserved. and the man who stood alongside president bush during that iconic moment is here tonight in our studio audience. that and their questions as we continue this special edition. s the cold truth. i have a cold, with terrible chest congestion. better take something. i'll catch up later. awww... truth is, theraflu severe cold doesn't treat chest congestion. really? new alka-seltzer plus day powder rushes relief to your worst cold symptoms plus chest congestion. oh, what a relief it is. here we go! woooo! woooo! and now, alka-seltzer plus has a complete line of powders to treat your worst cold symptoms.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> we all remember that pledge from president bush three days after the terror attack. justice was finally served. we bring in our studio audience of 9/11 family members, first responders and more reaction from the man who killed usama bin laden. guys, good to see you. how many of you lost loved ones that day? yeah. you with the president that day as well on the rubble, right? >> yeah, three days later, yes. >> yeah, three days later. debra, i've known you for a long time. you lost your brother. >> right. >> he was a pilot. >> yes. >> the american airlines flight that hit the pentagon. >> yes. >> do you have any questions? >> i don't have any questions. i just want to say thank you for coming forward. i know there's some controversy surrounding that, but my family from day one has wanted to know every detail they could about the circumstances of our brother's death. he was a naval academy guy,
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fighter pilot for years and reservist. and we were thrilled -- i told you this when i first met you, to find out it was the navy who took him down. and i also want to thank you for when you come forward you always talk about the team. i'm very happy to hear you also mention the cia. not just the analyst, the guys who ran the rdi program and got the information for al ku wwaik. we can't get him back, but it's so sweet to be the s.e.a.l. team guys to be bin laden's last vision. >> it was such an honor. all i can say is you're welcome. it was an honor for me to be picked for that team and an honor for that team to be picked. there's so many great people in the military that could have done the same thing we did and
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we were fortunate to be there. and just being at the end result of the great people in the intelligence agency who found him and everyone involved in getting us there. >> lee, you lost your son. >> jonathan, 29 married with two little boys, new york city firefighter, who loved what he did. so the difference is that he died doing what he loved to do. the folks that were up above that didn't come to work at a dangerous job. my question would be -- first of all, thank you. i watch this regularly. i don't know if there's any other news channels on. >> there's not. >> i did some of my own fighting way back '68, '69 in vietnam. and i by no means as special as s.e.a.l. team special ops unit, but it was a recon unit. my question would be to you, did the concern about what your feeling is about coming forward
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possibly the integrity of the unit as we move forward on other missions -- there's always going to be missions for special ops guys and gals out there. but are you concerned that you stepped over that boundary of silence? not speaking about missions and the consequences that could jeopardize other -- >> well, first off, sir, i want to thank you for your service because vietnam veterans are the reason we as veterans are treated so well because you were not treated so well. i want to thank you for that sincerely. second of all, i think that i went about this the right way as far as being sensitive to what the, you know, department of defense wants to hear and doesn't want to hear. i don't think i have violated any tactics or put anyone in danger. i hope they see the good that comes out of this. but after being at the memorial museum and seeing the positive effects and the closure that was given to the families, i think
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obviously risk in the past and it was worth it. again, i'm willing to assume the risk because this is worth it. >> those of you that lost loved ones, does this bring closure? does that help heal the wound? >> there's never any closure to this. what this has done is put another peace in our healing. and it's a very large piece. >> and you lost your son. >> i lost my son. yes. my son christopher was 23 and he was a firefighter. i have two questions for you. the first one is, when you came back into afghanistan, you went on a base. did any of the personnel on the army base or the navy base know that you had killed usama bin laden? or were you under strict secrecy not to say anything? >> the only people that knew were the people that would have been right in the hangar where we flew in. >> okay. >> and there were some people there that worked on the
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helicopters, some people from our units, intelligence and stuff that -- because when we came back it was a celebration. i mean, you know, high-fives and we did it and all that. people were talking and everyone was very excited. for the most part the base we were on other than knowing there were special operators there, i don't think anyone -- >> they didn't know you were the guys. >> not until it was announced later that night. >> my second question -- >> go ahead. >> -- is about your father. when did your father know? you were not allowed to say anything to him for a long time. >> no. >> but as a mother and my husband as a father, you know, you know when your child has done something extraordinary. when did you think your father knew that you were involved in this mission? >> well, my father's a great man. and he's funny because no matter what happened he was convinced i did it. he's just a big fan. it's not me, not this one. we sort of have -- he again knew
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i did it. so i just left that assumption with him. >> in the story you tell being back in the hangar. and you're right next to the -- bin laden's body. and you're watching the president announce the death. our friend and colleague geraldo was on the air at the time. we have political disagreements but we've always agreed on our love and support of the military. >> i am so honored to be in the room with this man. what he did was to not only bring closure to the families, god bless them. to the whole nation, to the free world. this monster had declared war on civilization itself. and to bring justice, i honor you. and i treasure the fact that i'm in the room with you. and the fact that i happened to be on the air to announce it is my greatest moment in 44 years i've been on television. but i have one quick question. first of all, the cia analyst, does she look like the actress
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that played -- no, i withdraw that question. have you spoken to any of your colleagues, brothers in arms, since your decision to go to peter and to tell the story? >> i've spoken to a number of them and i've left a lot of contact information in case they want to contact me. the one who is have contacted me whether or not they agree they're still supportive of the way that it was done. they have their personal reasons for not liking it. and the ones who dissent, i haven't heard from. i'm sure they're there. and i respect their decision. one of the things we fight for is freedom. and one of the freedoms is speech. and, you know, opinion. so if they disagree, i can respect their opinion. >> are you hurt by any of the criticism? >> i try to stay away from the criticism. i really believe this is a positive thing. >> what about the army guys -- >> notice geraldo's always starting trouble? >> when i started to give the criticism before my story came out, what i wanted to respond with was, you know, what we did was a really, really good thing. >> i'll say. >> and so regardless we have
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that. it's a very positive thing. >> we got to take a break here. rob, you're going to be leaving us. on behalf of many americans, thank you for putting your life on the line and what you did. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. peter, also great job as well. thanks for sharing with us. and coming up tonight right here on "hannity". >> i turn to the right and standing on two feet in front of me with his hands on his wife's shoulders behind her was the face that i'd seen thousands of times. >> when we come back we'll have more with our studio audience. coming up right after the break their reaction to the man who killed usama bin laden as we continue straight ahead. usama e continue straight ahead. i'm a, and i quit smoking with chantix. people who know me, they say 'i never thought you would quit.' but chantix helped me do it. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it gave me the power to overcome the urge to smoke.
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standing two feet standing on two feet in front of me with his hands on his wife's shoulders behind her
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was the face i'd seen thousands of times, ubl. very quickly did i recognize him and just pop, pop, pop. >> that was former navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill describing the final moments in the life of usama bin laden on that fateful day in 2011. still with us our studio audience, 9/11 family members, first responders and much more. there is a controversy over whether or not he should have spoken. peter johnson jr., presidents write books. gates wrote a book. leon panetta wrote a book. why can't we hear from the people that were actually there and tell us this story? >> well, president obama took credit for this killing. so why can't this man and the other members of s.e.a.l. team six take credit for this killing? i think we have to understand that at the d.o.d. and the department of justice goes after mr. o'neill, then they'll have to reckon with the entire
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american people. we needed restorative and retributive justice. we got it and we heard about how it was done. it restores our confidence in who we are as a people. and it says to my daughter who's 8 years old when this happened, the night after she said to me, will we get this man? when will this bad man be taken away? and i said he will, blanch, i don't know when. we do know how and when. and that helps us as americans. so i don't believe they're going anywhere in a witch hunt against mr. o'neill or any of these sales. >> bill, what's your thought? >> i come out of that special ops community. rob and i talked before the show. we all know out there he's getting a lot of criticism. and frankly when i was asked to come on the show i thought, okay, i got to come down here and talk about what a good job he did. but from the community's perspective i need to say we don't really want to talk that much. i was totally wrong. after watching two hours after this special after meeting some people here tonight, after thinking on it, he did what he
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had to do. i agree totally. it brings closure to the families. it brings closure to america. he did the right thing. and the community's still going to be upset. but i hope there's people out there in that special ops community that realize what it is that he's done, the good that he's done. >> show of hands those of you that lost loved ones, did this help you in any way? anybody it didn't help? it did help all of you? >> the actual killing? >> the killing and also the telling of the story. >> for me it was the -- that night i was on a train. and i heard right away. and the first thing i did, which to this day i'm still shocked, i started crying. i started crying on the train. people are looking at me. it was that powerful, you know. again, we don't have closure from it, but a sense of justice was done. we know the figure head is there, the next person immediately came in. but that night -- >> deborah, you told me you were watching geraldo that night and
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you had mixed emotions. >> i did. because, you know, we saw people celebrating. we saw all of that. you know, i didn't have anything against that, but i didn't feel in any way celebratory. i didn't feel that at all because after all these years, ten years, it brought back to that day and all those raw feelings. it was kind of like re-living it a little bit. and it was a realization that bin laden is dead and so i my brother. >> bob, you were with president bush when he said soon the world will hear from us. >> yes. >> how'd you feel the night you heard him and what'd you think of the story? >> i thought he was right on the money. you know, he really was a sincere person. that's george w., real nice guy. real personable person. and i believed everything that he said. and one thing i just wished that had happened on his watch.
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it didn't, but it did happen. waited long enough and it did happen. >> peter, it was a great two hours of television. >> thank you. >> i'm glad you did this. the picture, one of the things i wanted to see the picture. he said it's probably something we wouldn't want to see. >> because he said it's that gruesome. and that people need to know that the united states with all their will and all their might finally got him. and that's all that they need to know. he does not think based on what he said -- you know, rob o'neill is the only american during the war on terror to meet usama bin laden. and it was for one second. and then he killed him. and he stood over his dead body, he saw what it looked like. he does not think that that image that he has in his head and he's had in his head this"2. entire time, would help anybody. >> yeah. just out of curiosity, is it me or how many of you would have liked to see the picture? i'm the only one in the whole place? you would like to see it?
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all right. i got two. now the curiosity starts coming out. >> initially i did want to see it. and now i'm over that. >> all right. we got to take a break. coming back we'll have more with our studio audience right after the break. please stay with us. s. it says here that a won's sex drive increases at the age of 80. helps reduce the risk of heart disse. keep hrt-healthy. live long. eat the 100% goodness of post shreddedheat. doctorrecommend it. celebrate what's new, the bigger, better menu at red lobster! with more of what you love! try our newest wood-grilled combination! maine lobster, extra jumbo shrimp, and salmon! so hurry in! and sea food differently. ♪ (holiday mhey! is playing) i guess we're going to need a new santa
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welcome back to "hannity." on september 11, 2001, port authority police officers william and john mclaughlin became trapped underneath the wreckage of the world trade center after heroically to help evacuate the towers. their actions are depicted in the harrowing fight for survival. >> listen up, we've got to evacuate this tower. who's coming step forward. >> i got it, sarge. >> i'll go. >> i'll go, sarge. >> all right. follow me. stay together. >> back with reaction my studio audience including william and john, the two brave men depicted in that clip you just saw. john, you were the last one rescued. >> yes. >> that had to be tough. >> it wasn't a good day, that's
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for sure. >> how long were you underneath? >> 22 hours. >> wow. amazing. did you think you'd get rescued? did you feel you'd get rescued? >> there came a point late in the night that i didn't think we were going to make it out. >> you knew what had and a half americans my heart goes out to
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you. it's a tough thing for us. we have to live as survivors you know? being part of the show is for me that is great because it adds another chapter to our lives. any friend dieed and i like rob that pay back the night that became on the news, my wife said look. watch this. i just am so thankful being a former navy guy that it was our s.e.a.l.s. as survivors i thought it's my duty to tell people we're a strong nation. we can survive. i just want to share real quick my wife is pregnant, seven months pregnant. i was able to be there to see her be born. she said daddy why did those evil men fly into the build
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something i had to say olivia, i don't know. but evil will lose to good. rob, s.e.a.l. team six proved me right. and for those we lost that day, they're what embodies america. they brought it home for us. >> thank you, david, i agree. >> thank you. you both lost loved ones >> yes. >> you hear the story, you get, what is this? closure? . >> i was happy he was gone the face of evil was taken out we waited a long time for that. i think what rob did in s.e.a.l. team six is courageous. my brother ran through a brooklyn battery tunnel and gave his life that like like many others i take from that day heros and
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great acts of courage and sadness of people that just went to work right there. and as far as i'm concerned when he was taken out, it was a good thing, plus, think of how many lives that rob o'neal saved, and s.e.a.l. team six saved >> i lost my brother-in-law, john wallace, senselessly killed, innocently at work, at cantor fitzgerald that morning people talk about closure. i don't think there will ever be closure. many of us agree. my take way over the last few days has been, increased sense of patriotism, watching this with my wife has really given us an appreciation for the service men and rob, and his extended
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team. just exceptional. >> you're in charge of the memorial the september 11th memorial. i understand rob also gave you some things? >> absolutely. he came a couple months ago in a private visit the born thing he did is donated the shirt he wore on the mission. since that happened we've had a halfion americans, half a million people come through, they now the story of operation neptune spear. so that contribution alone underscores the fact every american needs to come to learn this story. >> we're going to take a break and come right back right after the break. we'll come right back with the audience right after the break. congratulations. you're down with crestor. yes! when diet and exercise aren't enough, adding crestor lowers bad cholesterol up to 55%. crestor is not for people with liver disease,
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left this evening. those who lost loved ones have been heros in their own right. thank you for being here. that is all the time we have left you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> good night from new york. this program contains footage of military and special forces. recreations, illustrations and authentic footage are also used to illustrate what s.e.a.l. team 6 experienced while preparing for and executing the mission that killed osama bin laden. viewer discretion is advised. ♪ i learned as a sniper on recon and surveillance missions they're boring for 72 hours of


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