White House: Behind the scenes
May 2nd, 2011
09:32 PM ET
4 years ago

White House: Behind the scenes

Washington (CNN)–These pictures were taken by White House photographer Pete Souza on May 1, 2011, while President Barack Obama and senior staff oversaw the mission against Osama bin Laden.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – and many thought he sits around and do NOTHING!!!! The next time you see President Obama playing golf – just realize that it is NOT just GOLF he is indulging in!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    May 3, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  2. Osama bin Laden Dead Dead Dead

    Some cold water reality for all the Obama zombies in here thinking this was all his doing.

    1. Intelligence gained from waterboarding in 2003 was the key that led to UBL. Thank you George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    2. 2007 information developed on couriers. Thank you George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    So this operation was literally 7-8 years in the making. While Obama triggered the operation, without all of the years and years of work done before he even took office, the raid would not have been possible. Obama supporters think the guy is the be all end all and simply refuse to give any credit to the years of intel operations under George Bush and Dick Cheney. Fact is, if they had followed Obama's direction, the key piece of intel that ultimately resulted in UBL death, would never have been attained.

    How ironic it is that Obama gets to libel and criticize George Bush and Dick Cheney for years and it turns out they gave him this success. Of course, Obama is all about himself so he will never acknowledge any of this.

    May 3, 2011 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  3. GOP has a Tea Problem, not a Tea Party !!!!!

    Pres. Obama plays the GOP and the Media like a fiddle. Pres. Obama hunts big game and the GOP along with the Media play games.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 3, 2011 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  4. Marie MD

    No, I don't believe that picture!! It's all a conspiracy and a lie (tongue in cheek).
    That being said, congratulations to everyone in that room, our courageous troops and, while it might not be the end of terrorism, the monster is dead and buried at sea. Not one ounce of guilt that the evil cowardly (hiding behind a woman's skirt to the end) monster is dead.

    May 3, 2011 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  5. Beverly

    Obama acts like he did something more than say "yes or no"! The man is all ego and thinks this will help him with re-election. It's the special opts teams that deserve all our praise and thanks, they are the ones that risked their lives!

    May 3, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |