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Gates: Obama Did the Right Thing on bin Laden

Monday, 16 May 2011 10:32 AM

By Dan Weil

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For those liberals who think President Barack Obama erred in approving the killing of terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates has a message: you’re wrong, Politico reports.

gates, obama, bib, laden"I worked for a lot of these guys. And this is one of the most courageous calls – decisions — that I think I’ve ever seen a president make,” Gates told CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Gates was worried about the accuracy of information stating that bin Laden was holed up in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

“My worry was the level of uncertainty about whether bin Laden was even in the compound. … There wasn’t any direct evidence that he was there. It was all circumstantial. But it was the best — information that we had — since probably 2001,” he said.




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