“I’ve been to Pakistan. I’ve been to Afghanistan. I’ve been to Iraq. All of which was actively looking for that guy. So there was a little sense of disappointment that I wasn’t part of it, but I made a choice to be fighting right now. I’m just totally excited and thrilled to see a really dark, sad chapter of our country’s history — it’s not coming to a close, but that’s definitely a chapter that’s pending. There’s still a lot of battles to be won and a lot of work to be done, but it was thrilling being up all night reading stuff as it was developing… It was torture. If I was going to design a version of hell for me, that would be it. Where I’m sitting there reading about special operations going in to do a hit on a HVT, on a high-value target, and just having to not be there. It’s absolutely excruciating. Anybody that’s been there and done that, when you’re reading about it happening and not being there, especially when things go wrong, that’s the worst.”
— Tim Kennedy on Sherdog Radio explaining why he has mixed emotions over the Osama Bin Laden’s death
There’s only one person on this planet that can say he was the man that put a bullet in Osama Bin Laden’s head and he’ll never be able to take credit for it. Ever since the news broke, I’ve wondered exactly what went through his mind on the ride back. That must have been a surreal moment.