May 3rd, 2011
02:34 PM ET

What DOD says happened at the OBL compound

DOD narrative of events at the Osama Bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan as read by WH Press Secretary Jay Carney in White House briefing:

On orders of the President, a small U.S. team assaulted a secure compound in an affluent suburb of Islamabad to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

The raid was conducted with U.S. military personnel assaulting on two helicopters. The team methodically cleared the compound moving from room to room in an operation lasting nearly 40 minutes. They were engaged in a firefight throughout the operation and Osama Bin Laden was killed by the assaulting force.

In addition to the bin Laden family, two other families resided in the compound:  one family on the first floor of the bin Laden building and one family in a second building.  One team began the operation on the first floor of the bin Laden house and worked their way to the third floor; a second team cleared the separate building.

On the first floor of bin Laden’s building, two Al Qaeda couriers were killed along with a woman who was killed in cross-fire.  Bin Laden and his family were found on the second and third floor of the building.  There was concern that bin Laden would oppose the capture operation and indeed he resisted.

In the room with bin Laden, a woman – bin Laden’s wife – rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed.  Bin Laden was then shot and killed.  He was not armed.

Following the firefight, the non-combatants were moved to a safe location as the damaged helicopter was detonated.

The team departed the scene via helicopter to the USS Carl Vinson in the North Arabian Sea.

Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the burial of bin Laden was done in conformance with Islamic precepts and practices. The deceased's body was washed and then placed in a white sheet.  The body was placed in a weighted bag; a military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker.  After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, and the deceased body eased into the sea.


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  1. Cliff

    How come we havent seen anything about the downed helicopter? where did the wreackage go? Is there nothign at all left of it?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • AD

      Because they use magnesium grenades to turn the copter into so much slag...

      May 4, 2011 at 9:21 am |
      • Hptv

        I find this funny that this article comes out about his body just being thrown out to sea with no released photos. Why would the Muslim nation really care how he looked dying, if they want to avenge his death, they will! People are commenting about the devil but we are rejoicing killing a man?? I was hoping the breaking news would be about a team that was able to lower the unemployment rate or these ridiculous gas prices! That will intrigue me!

        May 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
    • Slick W

      It was taken by the pakistani forces...

      May 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      You will not see them until Barry stirs everyone into a frenzy. Then then he will show the photos and call anyone stupid that ever questioned their existence.

      May 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Slick W

        Pics were posted on cnn by either reuters or the AP of the wreckage being removed. There was also photos of the tail hanging over the wall...Jay...you should do some research or put some thought behind your messages...You lack of knowledge is overwhelming....

        May 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • Che-3

        Jay he you go again. Still spewing your evil trailer park hate. Like I told you yesterday and if I recall correctly; your mother may have been impregnated by the devil Lucifer. No wonder you have horns over your stupid Racist idiotic head. You racist trailer park toothless punk. Get a real life.

        May 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
      • sonny chapman

        You're confusing this President with the Vietnam War Vet who played the Terror Politics, including color charts, like a fiddle.

        May 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        @ Che-3, again? More Liberal hate, no substance, no facts, counter arguments, just hate? With supporters like you Barry will do fantastic in 2012.

        May 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
    • sonny chapman

      Because it was a new stealth helicopter. The Chinese are very interested. The Pakistani's will sell it to them.

      May 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • WikiLeaks

      There was never any helicopter "just a bunch of hijinks" sorta like in the movie "three kings" except they didn't find a map shoved in a guys ass that lead to some sorta gold mine or some shit. They found osama fagotface righ in fround of are face with his wife and sons 'who weren't Down With The System

      May 5, 2011 at 12:30 am |
  2. Anita

    And when do we get to see these pics? I don't care how gory they are! Those that don't want gore, don't have to see the pics.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Che-3

      Baby, get this true your head; Pres. Obama makes the final CALL and those in the front lines facing these evil forces whilst you sit in comfort spewing hate even agrees he made the right call. You have the right to give Gates a call and ask him if he agrees with you or Pres. Obama?

      May 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  3. JIM

    Seeing is believing. I want to see the pictures. Anyone can say he is gone, but as I said,"seeing is believing!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
    • Che-3

      You mean you live by the looking at the images of most evil human being on earth? Move on. He's dead and buried at the lowest depths of the ocean. Don’t thirst for the images of the devil or you might become one.

      May 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • wanna

      I agree with Jim, seeing is believing. You know how the government do.

      May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Bobby jr

      Jim Obama made the right call far as the pics if he do show them folks still going to say its not him do he damed if he do and damed if he don't

      May 5, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  4. diane taylor

    wonder if any of the $$$ gone to pakistan....tax $$$ possibly even from 9-11families went right to support bin laden....wow...

    May 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  5. Dave

    And if the photos are released and the Muslim World cries out that we have incited the flames of Terrorism by displaying it; and some psycho terrorist SOB kills more innocent Americans in the process of getting to Allah and his 72 Virgins, will you still think it was so important to show the American Public? I personally would like to see his head on a Pike on the White House Fence, but that's probably sinking to their level and just too sick! When will you all realize you are dealing with desperate, godless, psychopaths who have no regard for human life? Enough people in the government will see the pictures. Would you like to tell that group of Navy Seals you doubt their word? The crew that flew the body to Afghanistan? Or the crew of the ship that sent the bastard to the Sharks? Just relax, there will be leaks. You'll see it soon enough. Some 20 year old kid in uniform probably got a shot of it with his cell phone. Oh I see some of you may think this is yet another hoax or conspiracy perpetrated by President Obama and the entire US Govt? This was the down payment on retribution for 9/11! A big down payment, but its not over yet. There's plenty of them still out there. Wise UP!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
    • Paul

      Dave,
      Your comments "nailed" it! I was just talking about the same thing, if the American public, polititians, and certain TV personalities want to doubt the death of this piece of Sh%#T (Bin Laden) then they should have no problem telling one of those Special Forces remarkable individuals, as well as all those involved in the mission on the ground that evening that they themselves are nothing but liars???? I have no "Respect" for those American's in this great Country of ours that doubt the events that took place that day did not happen. It wasn't CONGRESS, BUSH, OR OBAMA that pulled this off. The credit goes to ALL members that served, are serving, and will serve this nation of ours..... Period!!!!!

      May 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  6. Podros

    Bin Laden's wife was shot in the leg but not killed... what happened to her? Noncombatants were moved to a safe location – does that mean they still have her in custody?

    May 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
    • Che-3

      Worry about American whose lives have been greatly affected by the actions of this evil aka OBL. And you worry about his so-called 15th wife. I bet you approve of him raping a 15-yrs old whose is supposed to be in school ............... right?

      May 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • WikiLeaks

        QaedaThis is bull shit don't trus them they have his wife still .. "food for thought"
        U need to think about why they have her what for ? A crazzy muther fucker ready to strap some c4 to there chest. Hahahaha and then going to see some time of god that gives u some cherrys. Or how about this a fucking nuke Al Qaeda has been in poss of one for some time know "the goverment says" I wouldent be so shocked if u wake up one day and see that a nukes going to blow up in ny times [] " even tho they don't have and ways of moveing it .... but I'm rambleing all I'm saying is Don't trust the goverment

        May 5, 2011 at 12:15 am |
  7. Rintu

    White house says they received a photo of Osama's body lying in a hangar in Afghanistan. If that is the case, then what DoD says doesn't make sense – "The team departed the scene via helicopter to USS carl vinson in the north atlantic". Or Does it mean that they brought back the body from the aircraft carrier to a base in Afghanistan ???

    May 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
    • yo

      probably went to the hanger to get on the chopper

      May 4, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  8. lynn kiely

    On A.C. 360 this evening a commentator was analyzing why George Bush declined Barack Obama's invitation to attend the upcoming event at Ground Zero. What I got out of his analysis was the fact that George Bush was making some kind of partisan statement. In fact, George Bush was probably acting graciously and allowing Barack Obama to have a moment in the sun, one which he deserved. The intent of decling the invitation was quite possibly the opposite of the intent which the commentator attributed to George Bush. Very poor commentary.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  9. Jay in NC

    Press Secretary Jay Carney said today: - the operation was run from the ground, or certainly not from the White House. ...... the folks in the Situation Room were observers and listeners to an operation that obviously had been carefully thought out, meticulously prepared for.

    Here is the link.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/03/press-briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney-532011

    So, Barry did not call the shots, he was just an observer. Now he wants to take credit? Good grief. This guy is so arrogant and full of himself.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
    • Wojax2

      No you idiot, the mission doesn't move at all unless the commander in chief says so. Thats how it works in the united states of america. Yeah barry wasnt on the ground holding and shooting the rifles but, the whole thing never would of happened if he didnt give the o.k. Give him a little credit please, and please turn down your t.v- because fox news is clouding you're judgement. Thanx to our military and our ballsey prez!.

      May 4, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • rob

      No military action would be taken in a foriegn nation without express approval of the president. Give the man his due, had it not gone well you would certainly be giving him the blame....

      May 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • Slick W

      Of course the president did not call the shots during the operation, moron. He made the decision to get the asset the way he did. He decided to us a tactical operation with the Special Ops instead of using a precision strike by a drone or carpet bombing the whole compound or city. The president does not call the shots during the operations, the trained operators and their commanders do....damn some people are so near sighted...

      May 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • Wojax2

        You proved my point exactly genius. the WHOLE operation would of never happened if he didnt say GO! Some of you people are so....... Im not going there. Thank you for the o.k mr prez!

        May 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • Slick W

        Wojax...not sure who you talking to...hope it is the trailer park dude...Your comments were not up there when I posted...

        May 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
    • John

      He should take the credit. If the operation had failed, you can be sure his opponents would have laid on him the blame.

      May 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
      • Slick W

        Sooo true....

        May 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • RR n Ohio

      Jay n nyc.....Where do you come from that you STILL do not understand that the navy seals wouldnt have been there UNLESS our President sent them there! Thus indeed making this a victory under his direction. Think things through before posting a comment!

      May 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
    • DrBobintheBronx

      Racist, much?

      The President set the whole event in motion. It was his decision, just as the idiotic invasion of Iraq was President Bush's decision.

      Show some respect.

      May 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        OK, please do take the time to explain why my comment is racist. Is everyone that disagrees with you a racist?

        May 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • GEM

      You mean kind of like landing a fighter Jet on a Carrier with a Big "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED " sign in the backround...you mean full of himself like that?

      May 10, 2011 at 9:41 am |
  10. Richard Barlett

    the people at the world trade center, Washington and on the plane were not armed either–they should show the pictures of the sob and he should have been wrapped bacon and then dumped in the sea!!!!!!!!!!!!! he did not deserve a hero at sea furnel!!!!!

    May 4, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  11. rene

    Uh hes not dead no pics or anything yet butt remember bush did sign that paper protecting bin laden saying anybody who aproches him will b arrested? why what is he hiding no pics yet its all a set up wake up people !!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  12. Haden McDaniel

    How does an "unarmed" 50+-year-old man "resist" when staring at X number of young, highly-trained Navy Seals armed with automatic weapons? Given that the mission was supposed to be "capture or kill", if it really went down the way the White House says, it doesn't speak well of the Seals' professionalism (and we know elite Seals are PROFESSIONAL!).

    There are undoubtedly things we aren't being told – and we're probably better off that we ARE NOT told! As for the photo of the corpse, we don't need to see it. Keep the enemies and the naysayers guessing!

    May 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  13. walter

    Bin Laden should have been tortured first. He got off to easy.

    May 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
  14. jim

    Plenty of idiotic detractors here who things in partisan points of view. It is time to give credit to the Presidenr for a job well done. Had this mission failed and the brave men and women who risked their lives to do this mission had died. These detractors would have labelled the President incompetent, and heaven knows what else. Give it up already. You have been swatted down go back to the drawing board and come up with more lies.

    May 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  15. Tech123

    So where is the body of obl's son?

    May 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  16. Donnie

    Ok. i get it now...so it's not ok for one person to kill or plan to kill 2752 unarmed people on any day that ends with a "y". So retilation to avenge their demises is constitutional. But someone killed my dad in 1986; so i have constitutional rights to avenge his death!? Right? 2 wrongs don't make a right but the message that's being relayed to this day and aged kids will see revenge is better than a chocolate birthday cake. CONGRATULATIONS FOR SHOWING THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT REVENGE IS A STARVING MAN DISH

    May 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • John

      Bin Laden was a "clear and present danger" to the security of the United States. The Seals carried off reams of materials about attacks in the planning. Who knows how many American lives have been saved due to these attacks being scrapped.

      May 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  17. curt

    I'll take the word of the president of the US that that monster is gone.Congradulations to those navy seals Well done men !

    May 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  18. TJ

    I really dont think OBL is dead... i think its all said and done to make Obahma look good...but hes on his way out the door anyway. only for the next big head to get in with all his lies to mess America up even more. we will never be the same again...dont sleep. were far from this being over...

    May 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  19. egore

    @sslick W, hear, hear sir and well said. So good of you to call the moron out. Some of these people who comment on these blogs are ignorant beyond repair, but like you sir, I keep trying, I keep trying. And to the idiots who are screaming to see the pics, get a life!

    May 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  20. Bradley victor

    If osama was unarmed,theN wasnt that against all ROE (RULES OF ENGAGMENT) if he didnt shoot at you personaly then why kill him,why not take him hostage...keep him in afganastan and interogate him about all future plans...yeah he deserved to die but he is still a human,i dont think you would celebrate ato the death of some kiid next to you,would you?

    May 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • Wouldntyouliketoknow

      None of the thousands of people in the WTC, in the pentagon, or on planes had guns or anything to defend themselves against the PLANES that smashed into them...

      May 5, 2011 at 1:06 am |
  21. Bradley victor

    If anyone else agrees with me then you are a person who doesnt bieleve in inhumane deaths and all that kind of stuff

    May 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  22. Keith

    FINALLY THE DEED IS DONE! HOW ABOUT WE ALL MOVE ON AND CONTINUE THE FIGHT ON TERRORISM, YES?

    May 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  23. becki young

    So whats gonna happen to his wife? and the rest of the people that were in there. also theres no doubt, that military base didnt know he was there in that huge house. we need to stop funding them!

    May 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
    • duckhuntking

      Stop funding the military ? If thats what you mean thats a little ridiculous . No ?

      May 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • corey

        They are referring to the Pakistani military, of course. We apparently give them ALLLLOOO of money

        May 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
    • Hawk

      Ossama bin laden was a multi millionaire. we did not fund him in anything. his family is worth billions. a lot of them were here in america. when 911 happened and all aircraft were grounded bush allowed his family to fly out of america.

      May 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  24. Best Guess

    There will not be any photos of OBL. He was killed several years ago. His remains were hidden away at the compound. Photos of the body bag dumped in sea would not outline a fully attached body. One way or another he is gone. Never trust a covert ops story...believe want you want.

    May 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  25. crybabies

    You wimps sooo interested in what special ops do, take your useless azzes to the recruiter and sign up! then post all about it

    May 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
    • Che-3

      Thank You! Glad you realized too that some Americans are this stupid.

      May 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  26. Big "E"

    I guess Obama will keep the pictures of Bin Laden in the same place he keeps his birth certificate,in his secret little hiding place. Probably in Michelle's panty drawer.Noone would ever want to go in there.

    May 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • Che-3

      You're as stupid as a trailer park PIG.
      Your mother may have been impregnated by the devil Lucifer. No wonder you have horns over your stupid Racist idiotic head. You racist trailer park toothless punk.

      May 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • duckhuntking

        I believe you should be politicaly correct like your liberal brothers and say "manufactured homes parking center" and not "trailer park they may disown you. "

        May 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Che-3 said the exact same thing about me. I think they just cut and paste the answers. Most Liberals do not think, they just pass alone the comments from their masters.

      May 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  27. darryl stevens

    This is all a joke he wasnt killed and if anything he has been dead...who gets the money the credit....soone it will be the blame the U.S.can spend billions to go kill but not one penny to save a life here at home...."hate hate hate" is all it is

    May 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  28. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @DrBobintheBronx, you right. That's what the whole anti-everything Obama IS and HAS been, ever since he started campaigning! OMG, the racists-in-denial just ratchetted it up when Obama actually won! Basicly, they secretly and covertly were hoped that this would be just another 'heritage run' like Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's was, and they'd be insured to pick right back up with their businesses as usual ventures! We were falling into a ditch, but they'd have figured some plot to keep taking from us.

    May 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  29. David Reyes

    I wish I had the pleasure of killing Binladden 😦 a true Muslim brother holy warrior

    May 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  30. R-truth

    this is amazing that people r so jealous hearted and so much of a hater that they wont give obezzy his props hes the man period he just caught osama bin laden how can yall hate on that or even try 2 get yall hearts and minds right

    May 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  31. Rintu

    Nothing can be kept a secret these days....a secret special ops was made public as soon as it was over...so the photos too will come out – sooner or later. If the general public is not satisfied with the nitty gritty details of the raid provided by the US administration, wait till pakistan interrogates those live witnesses that they got their hands on. They will come up with more information (of course , conflicting too)....for they are not going to waste a chance they get after being humiliated.

    May 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  32. carol

    i just wanna say that our government lies to us Americans everyday....so y would we believe now...hey,call me a skeptic but i will not celebrate something bcuz our "president"says it happened...please spare me da guilt trip on what the army has done bcuz dey have done der share of dirt....how could u say we got the hiding go seek champion for 10 years running wen ders no evidence dis ever happened...and whats all dis about a source said dis and dat...whea is dis source?...saying dat his daughter saw da whole thang please girl would be running tellin all dem pahudas all over Pakistan...Wake up Americans ya jus been slapped with stupidity and watch out its contagious..lol

    May 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  33. rooster

    To pakistan no more soup for you

    May 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  34. Best Guess

    As I said early today before the WH announcement – No Photos – because he was shot and blown up years ago and what is left of his body does not layout nicely in a body bag or for a photo shoot – it would reveal what really happened and when. Doesn't really matter in the long run because he is dead and gone.

    May 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  35. it wasnt AVON

    Should of fed him to the pigs. But pigs deserve better than him. Hope they dressed him in womans clothing b4 they splashed him.Have a osbl drink 2 shots and a splash SEALS DID 0SBL in not obama. someone cane up w plan He has N0 military experience

    May 4, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
  36. mitzihiggi

    Dead is dead! i dont neccesarily beleive obama but when the Seals stamp their name on it...you can bet its real!

    May 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  37. Larry Hudnall

    Any of you people out think this is just to convenient that the body that the body was buried so quickly and why should we obey the muslim custom they sure don't follow ours they mutilate every american body they can gey there hands on I for one do not believe it Obama has lied to much he has bent over backwards to kiss the muslim back side and has made it clear he does not stand for our beliefs and what made this nation so great I for one think he should be removed from office before he can do any more damage to this country that myself a large number of my family and friends have fought and died to protect he has disgraced their memory and the nation he is the leader of do not be fooled again he is a liar and our. biggest enemy is in the white house and is trying to destroy our country from within believe it.

    May 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  38. AngryPatriot

    Obama should come up with a statement saying he had nothing to do with the capture so that this idiots shut the **** up!!!!

    May 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  39. proud to be American

    What bothers me the most is he was given an islamic saying & dumped w/in islamic manners as far what they believe in....our people of 9/11 & our soliders did not get this respect when he took their lives, I don't think he was entitled to it....but we "supposedly did that for him" guess it proves we are bettr than him. Thanks to all that was involved in getting that SOB! Thank you for my freedom & protecting the USA! Proud to be an American!

    May 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  40. jenna

    Theres alot of stories of how he died why cant the govermont relaese pics

    May 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  41. Donna Matthews

    when Obama was asked for the go ahead, he said he needed to sleep on it.16 hours later he finally gave the order. This is his way of leadership, wishy washy passive-aggressive dithering.

    May 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  42. thetruth

    Most of the people on here are for real retarded. You guys are all arguing your personal opinions based on what you heard on cnn. For starters, if any of this was actually real the president has nothing to do with any military operations or strategy. What the f does he know about combat!? You want to credit him Because he gives the "ok"? The president doesnt control sh-t hes a public puppet figure for the hidden ruling elite. Also, if you researched anything besides watching the news that is gvnt owned and filtered, you would know that they are all full of f@#$ing sh-t and that there are so many statements and reports that will tell you bin laden has been dead since early 02. To the guy who posted "bin laden was a clear and present danger to our security" this is for you... When i was a small boy i was told a lie, and i beleived it for years. Then once i reached a 6 or 7 year old intelligence level i said whoa whoa whoa, theres a few things that dont add up here. How does this fat dude slide down the chimney every year?? Matter fact, we dont even have a chimney! I call bs!! Do some reading and youll find out that obl was recruited, funded, and trained tactitian for the cia in the 80's and the u.s. called him a freedom fighter. Then in the 90's he became the boogie man for the u.s so they can blow sh-t up and blame it on him. Im not saying that hes a good guy, but you people need to wake the f-k up so we can take our country back from the criminals and gangsters you think are saving the world. God bless the troops, i used to be one. But they are being used and sacrificed for those pu–ies in washington to stay rich and keep the rest of the world in shackles. Thats all...

    May 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  43. frequentflyer

    I don't celebrate death, but it's over now. Let us all try to get back to life,love and liberty. God have mercy on us all. Peace!

    May 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  44. MF

    Personally, im glad hes gone and it makes no difference to me who called the shots. What gets me is how predictably ignorant all of you who continuously play the "race card" are. No valid argument?... call them racists. No intelligent response? ... call them racists. No leg to stand on?... Say it with me this time... CALL THEM RACISTS! How predictably pathetic.

    May 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  45. MF

    Cant use "Hope and Change" again, nobody would ever fall for that again, right? Ive got it: OBAMA 2012: CALL THEM RACISTS!... Perfect!

    May 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  46. dissapointed

    It was fine and well to show pictures of all the carniage from 9-11, including the dead body of a priest who died at grond zero.... but we cant see pictures of Bin Ladin shot up? The glamour was ok then... but not now?

    May 5, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  47. dwayne

    what every one do not mention is Bin Laden was finally located in a country with a huge nulear arsenal . wake up and think what could have happen. Thank GOD HE GONE!

    May 5, 2011 at 1:01 am |
  48. neal

    congradulations mr. president on a job well done. I don't care what the rest of the world thinks about obn and his death. you have a person in hawaii that thinks you did everything by the book by authorizing the strike at his compound. Now thinking about it all day, releasing those pictures that everyone is talking about, won't that just incite the radicals to continue doing evil? so if i were you mr. president i would make sure those photos never see the light of day. just bury it somewhere and forget that they ever existed.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:07 am |
  49. rand

    First of all, binaden is dead. Get over it. Secondly, after reading all of these comments, it has made me think...
    Where is binLaden's wife? What happened to the malfunctioned chopper? I would like to see some photos, but I'm not going to stoop to some people's level and demand them. So you idiots out there trying to get the "fact" that bin Laden is alive, get a life.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:47 am |
  50. bill

    Dave, i totally agree with you! my part and my many muslim friends in dearborn agree with you. in dearborn,MI IS THAT OBL IS NO MUSLIM!!! IF ANYTHING A MURDERER MAKE THAT MASS MURDERER OF MUSLIMS AND AMERICANS. A TRUE DISGRACE TO ISLAM AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS KILLED ON THE SAME DAY MAY 1ST AS THE OTHER MASS MURDERER HITLER, MADE ALL THE MORE BETTER. IN DEARBORN,MI CHRISTIANS MUSLIMS AND JEWS HELD EACHOTHERS HANDS. NOW THAT SAYS SOMETHING! NOW THE TRUE MUSLIMS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT RETALIATION FROM EXSTREMIST THAT DONT CARE IF THEY MURDER MUSLIMS CHRISTIANS JEWS OR OUR USA. SO BE VIGILANT N REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS! BECAUSE THE EXSTERMIST WILL RETALIATE AND WE WILL GET THEM. NEVER QUESTION AMERICAN RESOLVE! WE WILL WIN! I DO BELIEVE THAT THE PAKI'S HAD NO IDEA. WELL AT LEAST THERE TOP GUY. IT WOULDVE BEEN EASY TO SNEAK INTO A HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,NOT GO OUT AND BE UNDETECTED. THE BEST PLACE TO HIDE IS IN THE ENEMY BACKYARD. WE NEED THE PAKI'S AND THEY PROVIDED INTEL ON OTHER SUBJECTS.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:53 am |
  51. bill

    I also believe that one major concern is and has been the chinese destructing us from within.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:56 am |
  52. bill

    BACK TO OBL... IF WE HAD CAPTURED HIM ALIVE, AMERICAN HOSTAGES WOULDVE BEEN TAKEN AND IN AN ATTEMPT TO TRADE FOR HIS FREEDOM. I BELIEVE IN OUR GOV'S DECISION NOT TO SHOW THE PIC OF OBL. IT WOULD ONLY INSIGHT ATTACKS ON INNOCENT AMERICANS. WHEATHER THEY BE CHRISTIAN MUSLIM JEWISH OR OTHERWISE. THEY SAY HE IS DEAD AND I BELIEVE BOTH THE SEALS, OUR PRESIDENT AND BOTH PARTIES. PPL WILL DISAGREE WITH PREZ. WHEATHER HE GOES LEFT OR RIGHT. ABOUT THE DEBT. HE SAID DURING HIS FIRST ELECTION THAT IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN 1 TERM TO GET US OUT OF THE DEBT HE INHERITED. I BELIEVE IT AND IM A REPUBLICAN. ITS JUST COMMON SENSE. I WILL VOTE FOR HIM NEXT TERM. SORRY IF THIS MAY HAVE OFFENDED ANY1. BUT THE JOB RATE IN MY STATE IS UP AND VOTING FOR HIM IS A NO BRAINER. I FEEL THAT MY FELLOW REPUBLICANS ARE DIGGING THEMSELVES INTO A DITCH. SINCE THEIR EFFECTING THE BARGAINING RIGHTS OF THE M-CLASS AND THE SENIORS. WHICH WHOM HAVE THE MOST VOTES.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:13 am |
  53. heather

    a photo would be pointless bcause it could have been doctored and i see the point of not wanting to gloat but i am not buying the part where they flip him into the ocean and there is no video. also does the weighted bag biodegrade or is he sunken treasure? the only reason i believe they killed him is bacause his daughter said it happened.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:26 am |
  54. Republicans Are Azz-holes

    Dumb azz republicans don't know $h!t. Why do you continue to speak and live? Independant voter here!! Obama is getting my vote! not only because of this but he is not greedy as the republicans pigs that are in office now or those that want to run in 2012.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:57 am |
  55. bill

    However, we have to be prepared and act againts any leads as to the intel the seals have recovered. We also have to be prepared againts the growing pakistani and chinese alliance that has been in the making for many years. i believe that in itself may become a great threat and i believe that is why the pakistani gov. has basically told us too shove it.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:49 am |
  56. kurt

    The usa doesn't want other countries having our technology so they are trained in those situations like the downed helicopter to destroy those things as far as I understand they wire them with explosives and make sure it goes off before they leave the mission that's y there's no news on the helicopter and that's y there's nothing left fyi

    May 5, 2011 at 4:02 am |
  57. bill

    Mr. President, i would like to thank you for giving the go ahead. the intel recovered will save many lives. including christian muslim jewish and many other innocents. job well done. i loved it when you made mr. hairpeace aka trump look like an idiot and exposed him for the fraud that he is. loved it when he just looked like a complete a** before 3500 ppl. well done. maybe you should have him investigated for all of the ppl he wripped off n ruined in his life. pls keep sticking up for our seniors handicap and poor. i know u have some serious decisions to make and with a congress full of ppl that have never been poor a day in their lives. U may have to make some concessions. so start with their medical benifits and pay. In my eyes. youre the ultamate american.1 that will protect the needy as i once was. back2 obl.republicans said the pics were real. the recanted after their speaker croc tears called him. im a republican n u have my vote. the only republican i trust now is mccain. however12 i'll vote obama

    May 5, 2011 at 4:25 am |
  58. bill

    May GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS OUR PRESIDENT AND THE USA!!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 4:28 am |
  59. jayM

    Why some many peoples want to see pictures of this men dead? He is dead!.I think his death shouldn't never made public..

    May 5, 2011 at 4:59 am |
  60. sandi

    My point of view, is that it does not matter who made the ok it's the fact that our Military is still the ones who has to do the job and risk their lives!!!!! you know the ones that are fighting for pay and pay raises WOW americans really need to back our fellow men in military services they only protect us and fight for our country its not just a job it's their life and ours

    May 5, 2011 at 6:04 am |
  61. Wes

    Bin Laden is Dead..

    May 5, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  62. tino garcia

    The helicopter can be seen online. And to show the body would be like propaganda as they have done with their video executions of hostages. To show it would simply put us on their level

    May 5, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  63. fullofhope

    Whatever happened, happened. I just pray our military will protect our country so we do not have to relive another 9/11.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  64. fj person

    You guys are all idiots. no one cares about what you think. the pics are already scattered on the internet and no one wants to hear your trash.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  65. Gregg

    I like the quiet competence of Team Obama.

    America once again is like a ninja that comes in the night. We are not to be triffled with and at the same time respected by the ROW because we live by our principles with honor & integrity.

    May 5, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  66. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @MF; the 'race card' is still in the deck! It's like the 'BG JOKER'! The next card is the 'LITTLE JOKER'! It symbolizes 'hate, envy, and double-standardness'. If you take them out the deck, we couldn't play them!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Liz Carter once said that black men work harder than white men. Then she spent 30 or so post trying to explain why she would make a racist statement. Double-standards, yes, she knows all about that.

      May 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  67. DCASE

    Sad that our President, that's President, makes a ballsy move and with the help of our best trained seals brintgs a massmurderer and reveared leader of Al Queda to justice and a lot of you people actually try to spin this as a lie or BS. You go even further and try to discredit Obama for his part in this action. This is un American and you should all be completely ashamed of your selves. For me I am proud as hell of our President and the fighting men and all who were involved in sending this demon from hell back to where he belongs. Well done!!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:36 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Barry knew that Osama was in Pakistan from August 2010. He watched Osama watch Obama on TV while 1000s died. Should have gone in and taken him out, end the war, and have a trial. But he drug this war out longer for his own personal gain. Nothing is good about that.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  68. EDNA C. SMITH

    Wow! I DO KNOW ONE THING, (AMERICA) I SHER DO LOVE YOU. GOD" BE WITH US ALL, AS WE COME TO YOU IN NEED. HELP US TO UNDER STAND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW. BRING US TO UNDER STAND WAT WE AS CAN BE TO EACH OTHER, A MEN! AND NOW! THIS, IS WAT I KNOW WAT ( AMERICA) IS. 🙂 EDNASMITH1162@YAHOO.COM

    May 5, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  69. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Just 30 posts? Well since that may be true, I believe you and USPatriot38 aka Gaylon Barrow and many others on this blog that make racist, stereotyped statements in their comments have a lot of explaining to do! BTW, FYI, I WILL post as many times as I deem necessary, to try to honor YOUR perpetual requests of ME, for explanations of everything I comment, since I'm now using a hand-held device that only holds up to so many characters. I know I can respond to you or ignore you though! 'It's my perogative'!

    May 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  70. Liz Carter in Georgia

    If you're putting out on this blog to 'the stupid' that PRESIDENT OBAMA was holding us in AFGHANISTAN for his own personal gain, tell us how. What's he gaining? What did he gain personally? What 'national vital interests' does he personally have in AFGHANISTAN? August 2010? If that's true, I know one thing, the amount of time it took this 'OBL MISSION to ACCOMPLISH', will never be so negatively viewed, as compared to the length of time BUSH skated around OBL, had him, let him go, and never did get him!

    May 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Barry gained at least 6 points in his ratings. It is all very interesting that he knew for 9 months the whereabouts of Osama. His poll numbers were at an all time low, so what did he do, released his birth certificate, then the next week sit back and watch a video of our soldiers killing Osama. Strange indeed.

      He prolonged the Afghanistan war for personal political gain. 403 of our soldiers died from the time Barry found out were Osama was at untill he had him killed. 465 from other countries, you now the ones Barry talked into joining his surge. 1000s of civilians have died all so Barry could 'play this card' when the heat back home was getting to much to stand.

      May 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  71. Liz Carter in Georgia

    LOL! Yep. Timing is everything isn't it? The next important thing is location, location, location! You know, being in the right place at the right time? LOL! It worked for BUSH didn't? Didn't 'Shock & Awe' work for Bush and his weapons of mass destruction in IRAQ? The Hussein capture and hanging gave him even more accolade points on his presidential career. Oh, and the whole time, he was supposed to be focused on Bin Laden and AFGHANISTAN! Now, here you are counting days, weeks, and months! LOL! Stop it!

    May 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Laughing out Loud about soldiers dying? Remember I was also against the Iraq war and the hanging of Hussain. Just because a president has the authority to go to war does not mean that they should use it. I have said that many many times.

      What points do you think you scored with that comment? You only proved that you show favoritism to Barry. You are unwilling to hold him to the same standards as other presidents.

      On a completely different note: You are wrong, The First Date did say that Song of Solomon was her first favorite book. I answered you, gave the quotes, figured you did not answer because you know that I am right. Here is the link to CNN if you still don't believe.

      http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/28/first-lady-fields-wide-ranging-questions-from-kids/

      May 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm |