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Book: Obama hoped to try bin Laden, if captured

2 years ago Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:59:15 AM CDT October 03, 2012 Wednesday, October 03 2012 Oct 3, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial if he had surrendered during a U.S. raid.

In a book on the raid that killed bin Laden, author Mark Bowden quotes Obama as saying he thought he could make a strong political argument for giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant, to show U.S. justice applies even to him. In the book, purchased by The Associated Press, Bowden says Obama said he expected the terror leader to go down fighting.

"The Finish" is due out Oct. 16.

Obama's remarks are the first time the president has discussed putting the terrorist on trial.

U.S. officials have said the raiders were ordered to capture bin Laden if he surrendered, or kill if he threatened them.

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