Obama's Speech on Killing Osama Bin Laden
Obama's speech: 9:36 p.m. (Live blogging) (Update: Full text now available here.)
Obama starts recounting the 9/11 attacks.
He says years ago Osama escaped from Afghanistan into Pakistan. After he took office, he directed Leon Panetta to make the killing or capture of Osama the top priority.
Last August, they got a lead. It took many months to run it to ground. Osama was within a compound deep into Pakistan. Obama determined last week we had enough intelligence to take action and he authorized an operation.
Today the targeted operation was carried out in Pakistan. No Americans or civilians were killed. They got Osama and recovered his body. Osama bin Laden was brought to justice. [More...]
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