May 3rd, 2011
01:48 AM ET

Video: Inside the bin Laden raid

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper reports on the U.S. military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

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  1. Shoaib Khan

    I have only these observation to make. I would like you AC to ask you pakistani correspondence these questions.

    1. Whoes property was that.
    2. They had no idea, who this property was rented to.
    3. I think it will be a great idea to interview and find the owner of this property.


    May 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
  2. Kevin

    He is dead...thank GOD but just how did the U.S. strike force fly over 100 miles into a foreign country, hang around 40 minutes, have a gun battle with the enemy in the vicinity of a military base, crash land a helicoptor, blow up that same helicoptor, fly back out over 100 miles, and do it all without triggering some sort of scramble situation from the Pakistan air force? I know our guys are good but my goodness! Did this raid not even wake the neighbors?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
  3. Joan Maree

    I didn't realize the dark hovering cloud in my mind until I heard that he was dead. The best image is that of him slipping into the ocean, disappearing into the darkness.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  4. Niladri Mukherjee, NJ

    I am extremely happy that the person who took peace out of the world after 9/11 has been brutally killed. He got what he deserved! And this incident also exposed the true & ugly face of Pakistan!!! They always have been pretending to be fighting against Terrorism to the world & especially to United States of America for getting the huge amount of aid in US$ and in reality aiding the extremist groups all over the world in background. Now with this incident of Laden being leaving just 70 miles away from the capital city of Pakistan coming in front ISI is pretending to be idiot to save their face. If properly investigated it may be reviled how much money they have put in their pocket to give Osama Bin Laden a safe place to leave! It's time for US Congress to think who they are giving the money to & for what cause? Had the information about this mission been shared with Pakistani intelligence / military I'm infinite percent sure osama would have escaped for sure!! Please stop aiding the country which is the source of terrorism in the entire world!

    May 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  5. Greg

    Ask the parents of that Navy Seal that pulled the trigger if they care if Bin Laden was armed or not. Bin Laden was a mass murder and proud of the war he had brought to our shores. It sounds like CNN wants to find fault with the Presidents actions. Oh and also release all the photo's. Maybe some other idiot will think twice before doing something like Bin Laden did again.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  6. Sherman

    Give Honor to whom honor is due! Question: If President Obama had failed in Osama bin Ladin would people be talking about former President Bush waterboarding techniques. I hear people saying because of waterboarding this is how Obama killed Bin Ladin as he promised when running for President. If they had the info over 8 years ago...why didn't they take Bin Ladin out. It makes them look stupid to say such things and trying to justify waterboarding! President Obama took a chance and was successful in taking out Osama Bin Ladin...Mission Accomplish! Thank God for the Navy Seals...Excellent job!

    May 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  7. michael

    if they wanted him dead or alive why not take him alive, what was the cover up. Because he once worked for the C.I.A. is that the reason that had to die?

    May 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  8. sean

    if the federal gov't can't find someone to give the 25 million dollar osama bin laden reward to, why won't they equally divide the money between the families that lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks? If not them, why won't they equally divide the money between the communities that has been hardest hit in the recession? just food for thought.

    May 3, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  9. Sam Jackson

    The American people needs to see a picture of the dead body, and face of Osama bin laden. We have the right to see the pictures, put them on tv. or news paper, or via internet. wh won't have'nt this been done ? We seen the body's of saddam hussan, and his son's. what's the hold up ? the American people need's PROOF ! ! ! .

    May 3, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  10. Brad

    Bin Laden NOPE, i can't figure that the group of guys would go in and return fire against 4 men and aim for heads, sorry but when you're in gun fight you aim for chests and big parts of the body not a head. Especially since they are going to be hiding themselves to protect what they can. Also the photos released, I believe that the body they said is Bin Laden is his son. We'll see about 10 max years from now if it was really him or not, all of this to come around the same time we just found out Gaddafi's son is actually killed. A little too suspicious.

    May 3, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  11. Dora M. Yemetey

    We thank God for keeping the miltary men who carry this operation. May God bless you richly, & present Obama, may God bless you. I pray that God will be with you & see you through the next election.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:49 am |
  12. john l

    after hearing that the intelligence that led to this originated from Guantanamo, it would be appropriate for much of the press to "eat crow" over excoriating first Bush, then Obama, over the existance of the detainee camp

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  13. Jim C

    From one Canadian to all Americans congratulations!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:48 am |
  14. Donald

    Personally, I think it's an insult that Osama Bin Laden had a "proper burial" according to the Islamic religion!! With all the loss of life and to those that have lost a loved one at the hands of this S.O.B. he should have been taken out to let the vultures feed off his body!
    I know we have to keep up relations with Pakistan and the other countries, but when he buries our loved ones bodies under tons of concrete and steel, or bodies burned beyound recognition, especially the innocent ones, he did not deserve that type of burial!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 am |