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-- CIA's bin Laden unit Michael -- Our democracy charm.
Good morning sir are you final month announced in name -- Yes sure you are -- -- and before but to.
I have a legitimate excuse -- -- -- -- -- look and act so why worry of the heavily -- From 96 to 99 and I was the special advisor from 9/11 until November 2004.
So did -- -- you surprise -- found him.
I was please sir I was a little bit surprised that was I was afraid we were gonna see him again until he died of natural causes so I was very pleased to see that he was a dead man.
But where you surprised that there is on a compound in Pakistan.
As oppose and as -- -- cave in Afghanistan.
I don't think so sir I I I think that in some ways the government's story about our government story about him running from -- Iraq and cave to cave.
Was always a bit of a Hollywood fires.
They're most at risk when they mover around a lot.
And the fact that he was pretty stationary I think -- for the fits fits what we should have expected.
When you were ahead of the you know what kinds of -- stood.
Did you -- have them.
I was very lucky sir I -- the unit -- -- -- was still learning how to.
Did conduct himself in a secure matter.
And we were fortunate enough to be able to give President Clinton ten chances to take that a -- -- out.
Two chances to capture him musing.
And eight chances to use US air power to kill him.
-- Was this operation.
But part not a good -- -- but I don't know.
I was at a CIA operation most of a navy seal operation wasn't but -- vote would come -- program and who we're headed -- -- everybody here.
I think it was a cooperative operation service surely that is the seals did the combat part of it to when they landed in the compound.
But as I understand at the agency built up the dossier of of identifying material and immaterial pertinent to the operation over the past seven or eight months.
Wonder why then shot him is supposed drawn attention attempting.
Well right -- what I've heard is that they offered him a chance to surrendered he didn't want to do it we've been pretty sure all along really that he preferred to die.
-- he would say as a martyr fighting in God's way and we were able to accommodate debt that wish he certainly didn't want to be captured.
And I think mr.
-- we certainly didn't want him in the southern district of New York.
Speaking to the Muslim world from an American courtroom for two or three years.
Former altar of a -- that I do remember -- -- dollar Guantanamo and are Irish say we're talking we're look.
Marbles or journalism former head of the bin Laden unit of the CIA.
-- -- -- minister counselor art do you'll.
-- I -- and muzzle law -- should be buried them wanted r.s Brian embassy was not a surprise and it was a surprise to me.
I guess they offered it the saudis a chance to have his body back and they didn't -- it's.
That it I think it's probably a good idea it's surprise me that they would -- -- -- but I think it's a good idea.
And -- photographic evidence.
That we currently have which of course everybody won't demand it.
Oh I'm I'm wonder what the ramifications.
Are within the Muslim world for releasing those photos.
Well I I think that -- I'm not sure it's very necessary to release them.
-- but I don't think bit.
The Muslim world those people -- are going to be mad at us for this.
It's a matter of of indifference whether those photos are released or not.
There's folks out there who are going to attack us because of this action.
All Rivera you think that's a real possible it -- just.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I think so -- I think yet we won't get an an immediate response from al-Qaeda their their response will be more long term but.
He was although we don't talk about it very much -- hero.
It's well a good -- number of people in the Muslim world.
And I think -- individuals.
Acting off their own impetus are are a danger.
So I think the government is right in this instance I don't know it's going to be if you are a lot or -- But I think we would be a little bit pollyannish to believe there won't be some reaction.
Wonderful level movement now in his country of -- senators.
People demand and a -- -- of a death certificate rather.
All these days anything's possible -- now.
All right to mrs.
sheriff thank you very much for -- and news information reveals a lot of pressure and it.
-- my pleasure thank you on my -- or former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit we're talking border and come.
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