President Obama to meet with OBL assault team
May 5th, 2011
03:47 PM ET

President Obama to meet with OBL assault team

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A senior administration official tells CNN that President Obama has met with the military commander of the operation against Osama bin Laden and will meet Friday with members of the  team involved in the assault on his compound in Pakistan.

“The President met with Admiral McRaven at the White House yesterday to thank him personally in the Oval Office and will have the opportunity to privately thank some of the special operators involved in the operation tomorrow at Ft. Campbell,” the official said.

Admiral William McRaven is head of the Joint Special Ops Command.

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  1. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Sarah Palin, please shut your mouth! I know good and darn well every sane Republican should be sure to make it their business not to broach that subject, period! OBAMA is 'pussy-footing around' over Bin Laden? What in the world do you mean? The man caught and killed Bin Laden; the very thing we thought BUSH was trying to do! He visited with and talked to the team like a PRESIDENT would do after such a classified mission! The stupe cries for pictures! Why? BUSH sure pussy-footed around with him for 8 years.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Facts again Liz, facts are important. Now follow me, when was 9/11/01, thats right, 1 year and 8 months into President Bush's term.

      Another fact Liz, Barry watched Osama for about 9 months and did nothing. It was not until he started to get heat for his fake birth certificate that he decided to take out Osama. The more we hear about this operation, that Barry and Hillary were only observers, that Osama did not have a gun, no human shield. And we will not forget the complete with honors burial at sea.

      Now Barry going around claiming victory for other peoples actions. Well , the good thing is that the UN will be prosecuting him on war crimes. Time to make some southern tea, its going to be one hot summer for Barry boy.

      May 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    LOL! Oh, so I may have been off 1 yr, 8 months on the time that he was actually in office. Oh, Ok. So you're now discounting the 'fact' that the man's name was put on the 'WORLD'S MOST WANTED LIST' in 1999 while Clinton was still PRESIDENT, huh? The investigations were already ongoing and in play. OBL's case was already opened when Bush went in! Bush dropped the ball! He didn't pick up that 'mantle' until after 911, but still decided to go to IRAQ for Hussein, his money, and the oil! LOL! Pussy-footing??

    May 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Barry kept the Afghanistan war going for his on personal gain. He could have ended this back in August 2010 when Osama was found. Why subject our men and women to an unnecessary war. Over 1000 killed during Barry's command. All for what, so he could watch Osama watch Barry on TV? What an ego.

      Find him, get in, get out, war over, come home, what do you not understand about that?

      May 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, 'his own personal gain'; one of your 'facts'? I see a lot I don't LIKE about your lies. When you get beat by your own slick comment, rather than to say...oh well, you got me may be right, or even I'm sorry... sometimes, you just come back with more childish inconseguential BS! AFGHANISTAN? Bush probably drew up and signed the exit strategy anyway! You jumped all over me trying to give Bush the credit for the IRAQ drawdown! So I suppose they'll be coming out of there when he said so too!

    May 8, 2011 at 5:11 am |