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Obama: 'Getting our man' outweighed risks of raid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he knew that sending special forces in helicopters to get Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan compound was risky, it was the best way to make sure they had their man.
Obama says in an interview aired Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes" that he thought it was very important to be able to say they "definitely got the guy."
The president says that even with months of intelligence work, the odds bin Laden was in the compound were only about 55-45. But Obama says he had such confidence in the special forces that he decided that the risks were outweighed by the benefits.
A team of Navy SEALs stormed the compound near Islamabad a week ago and killed the terror leader.
Obama says he lost no sleep over the possibility bin Laden might be kllled because the terror leader earned his fate.


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