(CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani praised President Obama for making the "tough choice" to capture al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"There was more of a chance that something could go wrong with this operation than something go right with it. There would have been politically safer ways to do it," Giuliani said Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "I think the president took a lot of risk here in the right way."
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(CNN) – In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, a picture is emerging of a long, complex, dangerous and circuitous route to the compound that was the site of the special forces attack.
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(CNN) - Former presidents, former and U.S. officials, members of Congress, governors and potential presidential candidates responded to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden Sunday night.
Former President George W. Bush:
“Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”
(CNN) – Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates issued statements following bin Laden's death.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:
"It is unusual to celebrate a death, but today Americans and decent people the world over cheer the news that madman, murderer and terrorist Osama Bin Laden is dead ... Welcome to hell, bin Laden. Let us all hope that his demise will serve notice to Islamic radicals the world over that the United States will be relentless is tracking down and terminating those who would inflict terror, mayhem and death on any of our citizens."
Washington (CNN) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that "Osama bin Laden is dead and justice has been done."
"I want to offer my thoughts and prayers" to families of those killed due to bin Laden's campaign of terror, she said.
Washington (CNN) – Prior to the killing of Osama bin Laden, polls indicate Americans had become increasingly skeptical that the terrorist leader would be captured or killed.
Soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 78 percent of the public thought it was likely that the founder and leader of al Qaeda would be captured or killed, with only 21 percent of the public saying it was unlikely that bin Laden would be captured or killed.
(CNN) - DNA matching is under way on samples from the body of slain terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, a U.S. government official told CNN on Monday.
There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden, the official said.
Just before President Barack Obama announced to the world late Sunday that bin Laden was dead, a crowd began to form outside the White House gates.
(CNN) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects "threats of retaliation" from al Qaeda in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, a department official told CNN early Monday.
"We certainly anticipate threats of retaliation - this is an organization that declared war on the United States more than a decade ago - threats from al Qaeda are not a new phenomenon," the official said.