May 2, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
According to the new york daily news, President Barack Obama watched the raid of Osama Bin Laden’s compound in real time television in the situation room of the White House. President Obama and his commanders watched tensely, as a handful of Navy SEALs moved in on Bin Laden a half a world away.
Two choppers went into the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, aiming to hover over the grounds and lower 12 SEALs but one of the choppers had mechanical difficulties and had to land. An emergency third helicopter was dispatched to help.
Osama Bin Laden, stayed holed up until his death in this 3-story “mansion”., a house that was built in 2005; to house him, his youngest wife, one of his sons and 19 others. Also living there was the courier who unwittingly led U.S. forces to the hideout.
John Brennan, assistant to the President for Counter Terrorism said, “Obama’s decision to greenlight the raid was “one of the most gutsiest calls of any US president in recent memory.”