CIA director Leon Panetta says that U.S. officials assumed “from the beginning” that the raid would ultimately result in Osama Bin Laden’s death.
“We always assume from the beginning that the likelihood was that he was going to be killed,” Panetta said in an interview with CBS News.
UPDATED at 3:01 p.m.: White House spokesman Jay Carney went on the record Tuesday and said that Osama Bin Laden was not armed when U.S. forces stormed his compound. He said that Bin Laden did, however, resist before being shot.
"We expected a great deal of resistance and were met with a great deal of resistance,” Carney said. “There were many other people who were armed in the compound."
And what about Bin Laden’s wife?
Reuters: “Carney said Bin Laden’s wife ‘rushed the U.S. assaulter’ and was shot in the leg but not killed, contrary to what a White House official said on Monday.”
Original post at 11:44 a.m.: White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan painted a stunning picture Monday of Osama Bin Laden’s final moments alive: the al-Qaida leader was armed and possibly firing at oncoming U.S. forces while using his own wife as a human shield.
The problem with that specific telling of the story, however, is that the White House is now saying, quietly, that that is not what happened. "
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