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May 9th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

The evidence against Bin Laden

Washington (CNN) - President Obama says that evidence taken out of Osama Bin Laden’s compound “can give us leads to other terrorists". Articles such as computer documents and computer drives were seized from the compound, along with video tapes of the terrorist watching himself on television. Video of Bin Laden practicing speeches were also obtained.

Leads to other terrorists and high value targets is what President Obama is hoping this new found intelligence will lead him to. He believes this information can also be used to disrupt or even finish off Al Qaeda.

U.S. officials, who Saturday released five videos, emphasized the recordings and other materials seized at bin Laden's Pakistan compound show the terrorist still had a firm hand at the tiller, managing strategic and tactical control of his organization, even as he stayed out of sight in Abbottabad.Read More

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to former CIA officer and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Reuel Marc Gerecht about the evidence that was found in Osama Bin Laden’s compound last week.

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  1. Bridget Spooner

    I am watching the news this morning on bin laden's sons saying the united states assasinated him. I truly thought this was true; then I thought, bin laden planned and executed the assassination of the thousands of american lives that will killed on 9/11. So who's right? or were two wrongs just committed?

    May 11, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  2. Hetware

    The reader is urged to investigate the political affiliations of Reuel Marc Gerecht. Do some research into PNAC, AEI. In particular look into the PNAC manifesto "Rebuilding America's Defenses" and the roles of the members of these organization in promoting the US led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Don't bother reading what people have written about them until you have read what these people have written.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  3. Jimmy The Hat

    Bin Laden received a "proper muslim burial". This was a lot more than 3000 people (including many muslims) received when they perished on 9/11

    The only mistake they made that day was showing up for work on time

    OBL, may you and your followers be cursed forever

    May your family die in shame

    God Bless America

    May 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm |