WASHINGTON (AP) - The former Navy SEAL whose book describes the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says the book is "not political whatsoever."
In an interview to air Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," he says the book's release, scheduled for next week, was not timed to influence the upcoming national elections. He said it was to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and give credit those whose work made the mission to get bin Laden a success.
The author says the book, called "No Easy Day," ''doesn't bad-mouth either party." He says if the "crazies on either side of the aisle want to make it political, then shame on them."
CBS says the former seal, who writes under a pen name, was disguised and his voice altered for the interview. The network used only his pseudonym, Mark Owen, and not his name.
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