Obama on bin Laden Death: I Didn't Do a High-Five
Obama gives detailed interview about the terrorist leader's demise
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 2, 2012 10:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – It's the first anniversary of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and MSNBC today released a series of interviews Brian Williams conducted with President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other top-ranking officials detailing their preparation for and reaction to the raid. "Ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition as to whether this was actually bin Laden," Obama reveals. Speaking of the night he made the decision, he said, "There's no doubt that you don't sleep as much that evening."

Asked what he thought when he saw the death photos, Obama replied, "It's wrong to say that I did a high five … but understanding the satisfaction for the American people, what it would mean for 9/11 families …. I think there was a deep-seated satisfaction." Clinton, meanwhile, described calling former presidents and leaders to give them the news (even Bill, she reveals, "didn't know anything"). Particularly sensitive were the calls to Pakistan. "We believe this was in the best interest of both your country and ours," she told them. "You're going to have to choose how you respond to it." For much more, check MSNBC.

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YouLikeDont
May 3, 2012 12:35 AM CDT
Obama kills bin Laden while Bush was acting like Top Gun with a stupid false banner behind him.
Non-deep-thinker
May 2, 2012 4:53 PM CDT
As Republican strategist and Romney advisor Ed Gillespie said on Meet the Press, "this is one of the reasons President Obama has become one of the most divisive presidents in American history. He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans, an event that Governor Romney congratulated him and the military and the intelligence analysts in our government for completing the mission in terms of killing Osama bin Laden. And he's managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan, political attack that former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci for President Reagan called 'sad.' John McCain called 'shameful.' I think most Americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign." --American Spectator
Fatquah
May 2, 2012 4:15 PM CDT
He's not lying. Obama only does fist bumps and never said he didn't do THAT.