During his interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, a member of the Navy SEAL team that executed the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden revealed that after the mission was done and he was back in the United States, he stopped at Taco Bell on the way home.
Just to make sure we all heard this right, “60 Minutes”’ Scott Pelley asked the SEAL: “You were part of the team that killed Osama bin Laden and the first thing you do when you get back to the United States is go to Taco Bell?”
The reply: “Two tacos and a bean burrito. It’s routine.”
Not even a beef burrito supreme as a way to reward yourself for helping to take out the world’s No. 1 terrorist?
So, if you’re at Taco Bell, what do you do with this information? The SEAL has written a book about the operation under a pseudonym, though his name has been reported, and controversy surrounds his decision to go public with an account of the raid.
Then maybe Taco Bell does nothing with this development. However, it does shed a different light on a commercial the chain ran last year, featuring San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. In the spot, Wilson talked about going “black ops” to consume a Taco Bell chalupa.
But we know better now. Chalupas and black ops don’t go together. Just tacos and bean burritos.