Obama to meet SEAL team involved in bin Laden operation
May 5th, 2011
03:49 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama to meet SEAL team involved in bin Laden operation

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet Friday with members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team involved in the assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, a senior administration official told CNN.

Obama met with Vice Adm. William McRaven, who was the military commander of the operation against bin Laden, on Wednesday, according to the official.

"The president met with Adm. McRaven at the White House yesterday to thank him personally in the Oval Office and will have the opportunity to privately thank some of the special operators involved in the operation tomorrow at Fort Campbell" in Kentucky, the official said.

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • President Obama
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. The Greedy Old Pigs are incompetent warmongers!

    I love the idiots who criticize President Obama for the "appearance", which is of no substance at all. I say go SEALs and congrats to all involved, except anyone involved with torture. Sorry, torture is ALWAYS wrong, and to think otherwise is to reveal that one is un-American.

    Oh yeah, and for all you GOBPbaggers, birthers, deathers, teatards and other rightwing losers, choke on this:

    Bush lied and soldiers died.
    Obama led and Osama's dead!

    May 5, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Otto


    Please have your head examined. You are badly in need of a new brain, an oil change, a cooling system flush and a tire rotation. While at it, make sure the tire pressure is correct, if too hard your pickup truck will bounce around and excess heat will blow the tire.

    May 5, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. Sasha

    It's amazing ... OBL gets tagged and the political right turns into a bunch of sore winners.

    Please, for the love of the country - grow up.

    May 5, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. Otto

    President Obama, please tell those guys and all involve that we Americans extend our gratitude; we can't meet tham but we'll never forget they are the tip of the spear. Keep the point well sharpened!

    May 5, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. Indy

    "Mission Truly Accomplished" Way to go President Obama and all that were involved in one of the most successful operations in the last fifty years.

    May 5, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. Peggy - TX

    The unpatriotic lack of respect afforded our President , the childlish-whinny tone and the really stupid comments speak volumes about those that will criticize our President, no matter what he does.

    The hard reality is that every GOP candidate for the Presidential nomination is a joke and President Obama is doing a great job, in constract with former President Bush, who started a war under false premises, pretended to fly a jet to a carrier, where he made a grand stand under the banner "mission accomplish" while wearing a custom made – expensive- flight suit that made his crouch look big.

    The Birthers, the Deathers, and Haters are simply irrelevant except for the money that provide and in that regard they only hurt the GOP by promoting Bad candidates.

    May 5, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Still not sure which response would be more likely from the GOP if Obama up an walked on water...would it be

    a. "He's so arrogant...why can't he just swim like the rest of us?" OR

    b. "What a failure...can't he fly?" OR

    c. "See? I told you 'they' can't swim."

    May 5, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Well done Mr. President in an appropriate PRIVATE setting in order to protect the identities of Team 6.
    As Commander-In-Chief you were expected to meet with "your troops" to thank them for a job well done.
    @Sista 22 I stand corrected. Thank you. Indy not NASCAR. I did get a chuckle out of your correction needing correction itself though!!

    May 5, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Nancy in WA

    munchmom: What an ignorant bunch of crap you just spewed.
    Amen to that!

    May 5, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    GI Joe

    What really surprises me are the people that forgot the Shrub saying TWICE he was no longer concerned with OBL. TWICE. The tapes are on UTube (for you non-believers), and they've been shown over and over on the news channels (not FOX).

    Such ignorance in a country that offers a free education to everyone under 18 is amazing.
    Quite true. Well said.

    May 5, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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