U.S. attorney general: bin Laden operation lawful

WASHINGTON Tue May 3, 2011 11:49am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder defended as lawful on Tuesday the U.S. operation to go into Pakistan that resulted in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the taking of his body.

The acts taken were "lawful, legitimate and appropriate in every way. The people who were responsible for that action, both in the decision making and the effecting of that decision, handled themselves I think quite well," Holder told the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee.

(Reporting by James Vicini and Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (22)
Yirmin wrote:
Lawful? This from the man that would not take action against Black Panthers tapping clubs near a polling station, which was clearly an intent to intimidate voters…

I guess the seal team must have been made up of blacks or we would have heard him yammer it was a racist act by whitey.

May 03, 2011 12:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustAGuy wrote:
It would be better for the United States if Holder just refrain from offering *ANY* commentary on what is lawful or not.

May 03, 2011 12:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rowley wrote:
Lawless Obama Regime only believes in laws to apply to opponents as punishment.

May 03, 2011 2:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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