Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to Bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located Bin Laden, hiding within a compound deep inside Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United Stated launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abadabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Teleprompter Blip? Obama Claimed Bin Laden Was Killed 'Today', Not Last Week
Beginning at the 3:19 mark, Barack Obama said the following in his announcement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden: