President Obama made his case on 60 minutes for the riskier approach to getting Bin Laden, saying he wanted to make sure we had our man, retrieve the intel from the hideout, and avoid collateral damage. Obama’s team was sharply divided over the Bin Laden raid and Obama believed the odds were only slightly better than even that Bin Laden was at the compound.
The intel gained from the raid could “fill a small college library,” said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.
With the White House’s failure to release the photos and it’s changing narrative of the strike, conspiracy theories alleging we didn’t kill Bin Laden have begun and will endure.
Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld praised Obama for the decision to move against Bin Laden but critiqued him on other matters. With the raid a success, Obama sheds the Jimmy Carter label, according to POLITICO. But most The Hill finds that most voters believe Obama’s bounce in the polls will not endure.
On the domestic front, Obama wants to revive immigration reform. The battle over Obamacare shifts to the appellate courts. Gay donors are fueling Obama’s 2012 campaign. Democrats are pushing confirmation for Obama’s controversial pick for No. 2 at Justice.
And Ronald Reagan’s little note cards are set to be released.