Sunday, May 1, 2011

Obama's Statement on Bin Laden {Partial Transcript}

I can report to the American people and to the world, that the US has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden...

Over the past ten years thanks to the tireless work of our military we have disrupted Al Qaeda and we removed the Taliban from Afghanistan.

Shortly after taking office I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden the highest priority of the war on terror....

Last August we had intelligence... finally last week, we had enough intelligence to act. And so I authorized the CIA to carry out the operation in Abadabad, Pakistan.

No Americans were harmed. After a firefight they killed Osama Bin Laden and took his body in custody...

Tonight we can say .... Justice has been done.

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