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america responded. that will be the legacy of "the man who killed osama bin laden." valiant fight was never losing. she never lost her spirit. and we will miss her. welcome to "hannity." 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 11th 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 the bottom of the hour.
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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. >> a great day for america! great day to be alive! >> may 1st the day that bin laden -- >> not just for new yorkers but for everyone in the country. >> usa! usa! usa! usa! >> justice has been done. joining us now is the navy s.e.a.l. responsible for osama bin laden's death, retired navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill. peter doocy is also with us. i have to say i think this is a great special to watch.
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to hear your story inspired me. as i was sitting here thinking about this opportunity we're going to have with you tonight, 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 we were going to go do. it wasn't training. we normally had people prepared for a cycle but for some reason they pulled a group of us together. they told us vaguely about what was going to happen. we eventually figured it out and confirmed the way it was told to us the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 6 said we are as close as we've ever been to usama bin laden. >> how long into training was that? >> this was from training to the time they told us we were going to do something to the time they told us who we were going after. our initial reaction was where are we going right now? it was none of that cheering ask clapping, it was okay we're
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ready. there was a need for us to go through a few contingencies. we had to train for about ten days total. and then we left for overseas so we could be forward deployed in case 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. >> walk us through the training. >> we came up with what was the best plan and we were also smart enough to know is the perfect plan works in the planning of murphy's. so we tried to think of everything we could. what if this happens? what if this happens? towards the end what was the worst thing that could happen? the worst thing that could happen is the first helicopter crashes in the front yard. cool, let's talk about that. >> is that one of the contingencies you planned for? >> yeah, we did. >> amazing. i don't think any of us could understand hell week.
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you went on this 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 just based on what could happen before we got there. getting shot down, if pakistan shot us down we were flying in their country without permission, they were justified. when we get to the house, if any house is going to blow up it's going to be this house. if there's a house where there's going to be suicide bombers it will be this house. and we'll have a suicide vest on, it will be him. that will happen and with everything else if we run out of fuel which is a concern or if we spend too much time on target the pakistani police or pakistan military could show up, it would turn into a big political negotiation and end up as tools of some sort of bartering. we didn't think we'd last long in a pakistani prison. because of what happened on
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9/11, it was worth it. >> before you go you write these liters 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 what you said in the letters and that call with your dad. >> the reason i shredded the letters is i didn't want to relive them. but it was something along the lines of not talking to you today but talking to you 20 years from now 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 because my teammate would be dead next to me. i found someone i could trust on the base with instructions if something happens -- we can't tell you where we're going, but if something happens in the next few days, please take this. >> toughdo. >> justification of how it was worth it. you'll know. and then i called my father right as we were leaving. i did call him and sort of thanked him for everything he'd done. thanks for, you know, teaching me teamwork on the basketball court and all this stuff and
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teaching me how to hunt and shoot. he could tell something was going on and pretty emotional. the first time he ever told me the whole story was when i watched on the documentary. >> you could never get through it. >> 20 minutes in a walmart parking lot. >> that's what he said. >> that's a long time. >> he was wandering around the walmart and ran into his sister and brought him home and asked if he was okay wondering what's going to happen. all right. then it's a go. you get in the helicopter. 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. this time we turned right and we crossed into pakistan. and the pilots told us we're in pakistan now. >> you knew it was a 90-minute flight. >> 90 minutes. so we had a long time to fly inside of pakistan. and guys realize like i said, we could take a missile at any time. in order not to think about that, guys were doing different things falling asleep which you would think is kind of
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silly. >> no if i want to go, i'm going to go in my sleep. i liked your method. >> i was counting. i'd done a lot of work as a sniper and training and surveillance in kosovo. you're out there for days at a time watching. and i would just count to pass the time. just count slower and faster different cadence and then up to a thousand -- >> i wonder do they teach you that? >> i'm sure an older sniper taught me that and seemed to make sense. >> so you get 80 minutes in. >> 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 but 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? that's much better than counting. i'm going to say that again. i said it one more time. and i was like, you know what, i'm on this mission. >> take us, you arrive, that is
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your mantra in your mind. you didn't know that the first helicopter had actually gone down because you got off your helicopter helicopter, the first helicopter crashed and we have people in situation room. you were the first off if i remember. >> we let our external security out. 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 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 it 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. anyway but we did know based on like i said we're prepared, so we went to this northeast gate we put a bomb on it and blew it up. the guy that put the bomb on let us know that it failed. and some people thought that was bad. i thought it was good because it's a fake door, there's a wall
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behind this. it's important. someone important's here. >> you knew that was probably then -- >> well, we didn't have a doubt. but we knew a fake door is like a pump fake. someone important's here. so we go to the next door. we put a bomb on that, announce over the radio and guys inside said hang on we'll open it for you. we don't know how they got there, the guys were inside, we opened the door and 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 for such a long time. and i can't imagine the feelings that one -- i know you talk about manage your emotions and adrienne adr adrenaline, but you're there. what are you feeling? >> i remember looking at the house and having seen the picture so many times looking up at my house and thought this was so cool. we're here. >> walk us through the mission. now you're inside. >> i went inside the it was a south door which was the main door. and a lot of s.e.a.l.s. were already inside.
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i went in -- it was a long hallway and there were doors off to -- 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 long hallway that was barricaded and they were working that problem with every method we have to open other doors. and just kind of watch them from there. i watched them do it. there was a point where there were some kids around and guys were actually rounding up kids to put them with adults because -- like i said, in the documentary, we're the good guys. we make sure these kids have nothing to do with any of this, we don't want them more afraid than they already are. at that point one of the guys reminded -- or not reminded helicopter, he was on crashed. i assumed it was one of the helicopters following us in and i said which helicopter and he said ours crashed in the front yard. you walked right past it. >> our friend peter doocy joins rob and i coming up right after the break.
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and also tonight -- find out how that man and other families of 9/11 victims are the reason rob o'neil o'neill has decided to reveal himself as the man who killed usama bin laden. and family members of those who were killed, they join us with their reaction and also have some questions for rob. that's all straight ahead tonight. [ male announcer ] are your joints ready for action? osteo bi-flex® with joint shield™ nurtures and helps defend your joints° so you can keep doing what you love. what'd you guys do today? the usual! the usual! [ male announcer ] osteo bi-flex, ready for action.
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the 9/11 memorial right here in new york city. >> i want to thank you. i lost family members because they were just -- [ inaudible ] >> still with us rob o'neill and peter doocy. peter, i think it was the best special we've ever had. good to see you, my friend. >> thank you sean. >> i didn't know you were that tall. what'd your dad feed you? >> something. it was my mom. >> when we were left we were inside the compound, you'd landed, you just went in, you were on the first floor. >> yeah, on the first floor i was looking down the hallway. there were two other s.e.a.l.s. working the closed door. they finally got it open and we formed a line sort of going up
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the stairs. and i was in the back of the line. >> how many guys? >> seven or eight guys in front of me. and the guy in front on the way up -- 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 the boss is upstairs, his dad is upstairs. that's his last line of defense. so walking up the stairs kind of went up and came back and there was a small banister in between the guy in front and kahlid. so two guys that were both armed that were, you know, gunfight basically separated by ten inches and a banister. the guy simply whispered his name, whispered come here in two different languages. it confused kahlid and shots were fired. one of the things i say as a s.e.a.l., i was never a cool guy but i follow cool guys that do cool stuff and occasionally i do something cool too. >> i think this is on the level of pretty cool.
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killing bin laden, i think that's right up there. >> yeah. and i remember seeing that thinking i hope we live through this because people need to know what went on here. that guy was that good to do that. >> i don't understand the controversy, president's write books, i know some people are critical. i'm glad you told your story. 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 that the third floor is where he would be. >> so if you run into kahlid bin laden, then his dad is upstairs. we went from first deck to second deck and stairs to the third. when we got there the guys between me and the third, they split off and securing other threats, whether an open room, closed room, door we're going to clear that before we go up and i happened to be the last guy there and i turned to the guy that is number one. and my job is to physically
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touch him and let him know when it's ready to go. i was looking up for more people and he was looking for a curtain telling me there were unknowns up there and they were doing something. and we're assuming vests are on. he's letting me know -- >> 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 okay let's get this over with. so we went up some women behind the curtain, he ran through 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 could get a shot. but it was a 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. >> you saw him that close? >> i did. skbl sgl and his wife -- >> he had his hands on his wife's shoulder. and he was sort of moving her forward. and it was -- it wasn't a move of surrendering. if he had a vest on, he could
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clak it off, he's not surrendering, he is a threat. >> does anybody -- do we know for a fact people have vests there on? >> no, there were no vests. that was one of our surprises but we went in 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 know and look at his face and say that's him? >> i knew it was him as soon as i saw him. his features a little different than expected. >> and he was tall? >> he was taller than me. >> that's the first one we're looking for. walk us through after that moment. obviously you have a lot of work to do and you guys are very wary of what might be on the other side of the fence outside the compound. 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. i had a moment of pause after that after the room was secure it kind of hit me. and one of my guys came up and i looked at him and said what do
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we do now? and he put his hand on my shoulder and said now we find the computers. okay. i'm back. i got it. we went through the procedures. some guys started to you know, just do some identification stuff, take some pictures to make sure we have the guy. i personally went downstairs -- >> i was hoping you took a picture you'd be able to show me. >> as far as i know the pictures given -- >> oh given back. so you take out the body, the computers, now you have a 90-minute flight home. >> right. one of the other helicopters came to pick us up and one of the first team in the helicopter and we arrived in the second team. we got on the helicopter and there were other navy s.e.a.l.s. team 6 escorting us out in a bigger helicopter. we hit 90 minutes of flight, and actually the first person i told that i shot usama bin laden was a guy from new york, navy s.e.a.l. sitting next to me and he asked the first question everybody asks, was who shot him. i looked at him and said i think
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i did. he said on behalf of my family thank you. >> told you before we came on air, on behalf of our country you know i've interviewed presidents, secretaries of state, defense, a lot of 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 lost loved ones, of course because of what he did. >> what i felt was a sense of pride to be invited to be such an a part of an amazing team and that that team was picked to be the means to an end. there was so much more involved the cia finding him, the sleepless nights, the helicopter pilots that flew us in the helicopter pilot flew everyone's life by the quick thinking. the guy in front of me that jumped on a bomb.
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>> he basically did it to save you. >> he did it -- >> 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. >> and to be a part of that and just to -- like i said, 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. >> so it was a 90-minute flight and we had our watches set. and i don't know with the version the helicopter pilot put the pedal to the metal because at 85 minutes, five minutes earlier, he said all right, gentlemen, for the first time you're going to be happy to hear this welcome to afghanistan. we looked around and we did it. >> all right. great job. one more session. coming up tonight right here next on "hannity". >> i can hear you. the rest of the world hears you. and the people -- and the people who knocked these buildings down
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from a pile of rubble at the world trade center just three days after the terror attack. and although it took several years, 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? you were with the president that day as well is that right? >> three days later. >> yeah. debra, i've known you for a long time. you lost your brother. he was a pilot. 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 around 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 also hear you mention the cia, not just the analyst, the guys who ran the rdi program and got the information for al kuwaiti. i just want to thank you on behalf of my family. we can't get him back, but it's so sweet to have the s.e.a.l. team 6 guys be the ones who were 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. we were fortunate to be there.
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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. >> yes jonathan 29, married with two little boys, new york city firefighter who loved what he did. so the difference is he died doing what he loved to do. it's the folks that were up above that didn't come to work in a dangerous job. my question would be to you -- 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 be no means as special as s.e.a.l. team but it was a special ops unit. my question would be to you, the concern about what your feeling is about coming forward possibly
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the integrity of the unit as we move forward with other missions, there's always going to be missions for special ops guys and gals out there. 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 well. i want to thank you for that sincerely. second of all as far as i think that i went about this the right way as far as being sensitive to what the department of defense wants to hear and doesn't want to hear. i don't think i have violated any tactics reporting. i hope they see the good that comes out of this. but after being at the memorial and seeing the positive effects and the closure given to the
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families obviously risk in the past, i'm willing to do it, it's worth it. >> does this help bring closure? >> there's never any closure to this. what this has done was put another piece in our healing. and it's a very large piece. >> and you lost your son. >> i lost my son. 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. and there were some people there that worked on the helicopters, some people from our units,
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intelligence and stuff. because when we came back it was a celebration. i mean, just high-fives and we did it and all that. people were talking. and emp was very excited. so just -- 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 is about your father. when did your father know? i mean, you were not allowed to say anything to him for a long time. but as a mother and my husband the 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. i'm always telling him, dad, it's not me, it's not going to happen. this one it did at least sort of just have, you know, again, he knew i did it so i just let that
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assumption -- >> 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. and 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. i treasure the fact that i'm in the room with you. and the fact i happen 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, did she look like the actress jessica chastain -- no, i withdraw that question. have you spoken to any of your
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teammates? any of your colleagues? any of your brothers in arms since your decision to go to peter and tell the story? >> i've spoken to a number of them and i've left a lot of my contact information the same in case they want to contact me. the ones who contacted me whether or not they agree they still support the way it was done. they have their personal reasons for not liking it. 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 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 believe this is a positive message. >> 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. >> regardless we have that which
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is a very positive thing. >> we got to take a break here. rob, you're going to be leaving us. there are some controversies surrounding it. on behalf of i know how many americans thank you for putting your life on the line. thank you so much. peter, great job as always. thanks for sharing with us. coming up next tonight right here on "hannity". i turned to the right and standing not two feet in front of me with his hands on his wife's shoulders, behind her was the face i'd seen thousands of times. >> when we come back more with our studio audience coming up after the break. and their reaction to the man who killed usama bin laden as we continue straight ahead.
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standing two feet in front of me with his hands on his wife's shoulders, behind her,
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was the face that i'd seen thousands of times as 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 moments on that fateful day in 2011. joining us family members and first responders and much more. there is 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 actually there tell the story? >> well president obama took credit for this story, so why can't this man and other members of s.e.a.l. team 6 take credit for this killing? i think we have to understand that the d.o.d. and the department of justice goes after mr. o'neill they'll have to
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reckon with the entire american people. we need restorative 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 s.e.a.l.s. >> i come out of that special ops community. we all know he's getting a lot of criticism. frankly when i was asked to come on the show i thought i have 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 of 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 killing and also telling of the story? >> to me it was -- 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 looking at me. it was that power fulful. again, we don't have closure, but a sense of justice was done. we know the figure head was there the next person immediately came in. >> you were watching geraldo that night and you had mixed
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emotions. >> i did. because, you know, we saw people celebrating. we saw that. you know, i didn't have anything against that. but i didn't feel in any way celebratory. i didn't feel tll because after all these years, ten years it brought back -- it brought me 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 is 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 and what did you think of the story? >> i thought he was right on the money. you know he really is 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 it had happened on his watch. it didn't but it did happen.
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waited long enough and it did happen. >> peter, it was a great two hours of television. 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 people need to know that the united states with all their will and all their might finally got him and that's all they need to know. he does not think based on what he -- rob o'neill is the only american in the war on terror to meet usama bin laden. and it was for one second. and he killed him. he stood over his dead body. he does not think that that image that he has in his head and he's had in his head this entire time would help anybody. >> yeah. just out of curiosity, is it me or how many of you would like to have seen the picture? i'm the only one in the whole place? you would like to see it? all right. i got two. now the curiosity starts coming
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out. >> initially i did want to see. and now i'm over that. >> i understand. all right. we got to take a break. we'll come back. coming up, more with our studio audience right after the break. please stay with us.
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welcome back to "hannity." on september 11, 2001, port authority officers became trapped underneath the wreckage of the world trade center after heroically rushing into the burning complex to help evacuate the burning towers. the 2006 movie depicted their courage and actions in the harrowing flight for survival. >> listen up, we got to evacuate the tower. >> who's coming? >> step forward. >> i got it, sarge. >> me too. >> sarge. >> all right. follow me. stay together. >> and back with reaction my studio audience including william and john the two brave men depicted in that film you just saw. john you were the last one rescued. that had to be tough. >> it wasn't a good day that's for sure. >> how long were you underneath?
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>> 22 hours. >> wow. amazing. did you think you'd get rescued? did you feel you would get rescued? >> there came a point late in the night i didn't think we were going when the reality of what happened to you, what did you think? >> i was in buried in the hole. all i had was 12 inches around my head to figure out what is going on. i didn't know what the extent was i didn't find out the extent until a month and a half later. >> etc. tough. i want to say to my fellow americans who lost somebody, my
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heart goes out to you. we have to live as survivors. this is for me it's great. it adds another chapter to our lives. i think the only closure i'll have is when they'll bury me. we lost 37 officers my friend died three feet from me the pay back, the night that became on the news my wife said will, come watch this. i just sat down and tried to absorb it i'm thankful being a former navy guy it was our s.e.a.l.s. and that survivors, i think that i have thought it's my duty to tell people we're a strong nation. and i was able to be there for the birth. and why did those evil men trydrive
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a plane in the building. i say evil will lose to good. everybody involved proved me right. i can look at my daughter and say do you know what? there is more good in this world. all of those that we lost this day, they brought it home for us. >> i agree. >> so when you get this story, what does it do? does it give you closure? >> i was happy he was gone because the face of evil was taken out. we waited for that. i think what rob did in s.e.a.l. team six is courageous. this is what our men and women do every day. my brother ran through a tunnel with gear on his back and gave up his life to get there. i take from that day on september 11th heros, and all of
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the great acts of courage and sadness of people that just went to work that day. 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 at s.e.a.l. team six. saved. he rid the earth of an evil man who killed my brother. >> david, you lost your brother-in-law. >> i did. my brother-in-law, john wallace killed at cantor fitzgerald that morning. people talk about closure. i don't think there will be closure, but what my take away over the last few days has been an increase sense of patriotism. watching this documentary with my wife the last couple days has really given us an appreciation for service men that represent us. and rob and his team have just been exceptional.
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>> you're in charge of the memorial the september 11th memorial. i understand rob gave you things? >> absolutely. he came in a private visit that peter special talked about. and the most important thing he did is that he donated the shirt he wore that night of the mission. and since that happened, he had half a million americans, half a million people come through now know the story of operation neptune spear as told through this artifact. so it's that contribution alone, that every american needs to come to this museum to learn this story. >> we've got to take a break. we'll come right back with the audience right after the break.
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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 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 watching something so i would learn to count to