This website is a member of Liberty Alliance, which has been named as an company.

Obama Wanted to Put bin Laden on Trial

Thursday, October 4, 2012

obama bin laden

A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaida leader had surrendered during a U.S. raid in Pakistan last year.

In ‘‘The Finish,’’ journalist Mark Bowden quotes the president as saying he thought he would be in a strong political position to argue in favor of giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant if bin Laden went on trial for masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks.

But Bowden, who also wrote ‘‘Black Hawk Down’’ about the 1993 battle in Somalia where two helicopters were downed, killing 18 U.S. soldiers, says Obama expected bin Laden to go down fighting. A team of Navy SEALs raided bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011 and killed bin Laden.

Read more on Obama Hoped to Capture Bin Laden, New Book Says
Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama’s Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

Post Continues on

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.