Obama's Bin Laden coup risks becoming PR defeat

First, officials say Bin Laden went down in a firefight, shooting back while using a woman as a human shield. Then, it turns out he was unarmed when shot. The woman also turned out to be his wife and she was running at US troops when she was shot. First, there was a fierce, 40-minute firefight in the Abbottabad villa. Then, it turns out only one of the people slain in the raid had a gun that he fired and he was killed in the first few minutes. First, Bin Laden's son Hamza was meant to have been killed. Then, it was changed to Khalid. First, Bin Laden's house was said to be worth a million dollars, but local real estate experts valued it at $250,000.

2011-05-05

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