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Obama on Osama

U.S. president speaks to ’60 minutes’ about the deadly raid

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In his first interview since the death of Osama bin Laden, U.S. President Barack Obama described the historic event as “one of the most satisfying weeks, not only for my presidency, but I think for the United States.” Obama told reporter Steve Kroft that he was “profoundly grateful” to be part of bringing the architect of 9/11 to justice, but that the decision to make the raid was extremely difficult, especially because he couldn’t be sure that bin Laden was in the compound. “We didn’t have a photograph of bin Laden in that building, there was no direct evidence,” he said, “but I felt that the risks were outweighed by the potential benefit of us finally getting our man.”

CBS News

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