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Obama Discusses the Plan To Capture/Kill Bin Laden

Fascinating interview by 60 Minutes. Among the interesting tidbits:

As outstanding a job as our intelligence teams did…at the end of the day this was still a 55/45 situation. We could not say definitively that Bin Laden was there. Had he not been there, then there would have been significant consequences. Obviously, we’re going into the sovereign territory of another country and landing helicopters and conducting a military operation. And so if it turns out that it’s a wealthy, you know, prince from Dubai who’s in this compound, and, you know, we’ve spent Special Forces in — we’ve got problems. So there were risks involved geopolitically in making the decision.