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bin Laden's Death, One Year Later

One year ago Wednesday, Osama bin Laden was killed.

The al Qaida leader was shot in his Pakistan compound by Navy SEALs during a nighttime raid. U.S. intelligence officials located the mastermind of the September 11 attacks months earlier. President Barack Obama ordered the raid without telling Pakistan in advance.

"It was an important day for America, but it wasn't the end of the War on Terror," said Andrew Card, Acting Dean of Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service and the White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush.

Card appeared on First News at Four Wednesday to discuss bin Laden's death one year ago.

"It took an awful lot of people to make that attack on Osama bin Laden possible," Card said. "We had to work very hard to identify where he was, was it really him, and then obviously, the SEALs had to do a fabulous job to execute the plan.

"I give President Obama credit for having the courage to make the decision to say 'go,' but he doesn't deserve all of the credit for the result. I think a lot of the credit goes to President Bush, first of all, for having the resolve to say we were going to hunt him down and we weren't going to give up until we got him."

More of Card's interview is in the video attached to this story.

In Pakistan, the Associated Press reports hundreds of supporters of a pro-Taliban party rallied to condemn bin Laden's killing. American flags were burned and free food was given to the needy, a practice by Muslims to seek God's blessings for beloved ones following their death.


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