Navy SEAL Sat On Bin Laden's Dead Body, New Book Says
Bissonnette, who writes under the pseudonym Mark Owen, tells a very different tale about the raid than what government officials have said.
"We were less than five steps from getting to the top when I heard suppressed shots. BOP. BOP," Bissionnette writes, according to the Huffington Post. "I couldn't tell from my position if the rounds hit the target or not. The man disappeared into the dark room."
Contrary to government reports, he says there was no long firefight outside of the Pakistan compound and that bin Laden dropped back into his room only after he was shot. President Obama also has said bin Laden's body was treated with dignity before being buried at sea.
The book was scheduled for release Sept. 11, but the publisher announced Tuesday that it would move the release up to Sept. 4 because of high demand -- 575,000 copies are being printed in the first run.
The AP reported that Bissonnette writes that none of the SEALs in the raid were fans of Obama, but they understood their roles as tools in the toolbox and were glad that Obama approved the mission.
Stephen Speilberg denied rumors Tuesday that he's interested in adapting Bissonnette's book into movie.
A movie about the raid, "Zero Dark Thirty," comes out Dec. 19. It's directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. Watch the trailer below.