Nightly News | April 30, 2012
>> the prospect, the possibility of politics getting mixed up in this one-year anniversary of the raid is a question we raised in our interview with retired admiral mike mullen , one of those in the picture we heard from earlier who back then was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff .
>> well, i worried about it just because it's a political season. and from my perspective, the president's support, the decision he made, and obviously, the result stand alone in terms of the kind of call presidents have to make, and he made it. i do worry a great deal that this time of year that somehow this gets spun into election politics. i can assure you that those individuals who risked their lives, the last thing in the world they want is to be spun into that. so i'm hoping that that doesn't happen.
>> the former chairman of the joint chiefs went on to say the special operations forces that night were not thinking about politics. they were thinking about just the mission.