It takes nothing to shoot down choppers. If they knew about the operation and wanted to protect bin Laden at all costs, there is nothing we could have done to prevent the entire SEAL team from being taken prisoner or killed. Note that the Taliban have taken down 2 SEAL choppers using RPG's. The Pakistanis not only have MANPADS, they have SAM batteries.
Depends on what your politics are, correct?
No shortage of America haters or Islamic radicals in Pakistan.
And no shortage of glory or rewards for those who might bring failure, capture, or humiliation to an elite American strike force.
I absolutely support this assassination.
But I have trouble accepting the official time line.
It does not make sense to me that this raid could go on for roughly half an hour, but no Pakistanis showed up to intervene or investigate.
A ten minute raid, with no helicopter crash, with no hovering helicopter, ok, I'll buy that story.
But 30 minutes, multiple explosions, etc., that's very hard to believe.