More revisions to the official bin Laden raid story

By John Hudson

April 13, 2012

The narrative of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound is getting another revamp, and this time, bin Laden's youngest wife doesn't get shot in the leg. On Tuesday, the CIA's top lawyer Stephen Preston gave a new account of the May 2011 mission in Pakistan in an address at Harvard Law School. It doesn't appear that the account was intended to shed new light on the raid, however, as Politico's Josh Gerstein points out, Preston "omitted a relevant part of that narrative." 

Previously, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated that bin Laden's youngest wife, Yemeni-born Amal al-Sadah, "rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed," in those exact words. But in this week's account by Preston, it sounds as if al-Sadah came away unscathed by bullets. 

Read the whole story at The Atlantic Wire.


By John Hudson

April 13, 2012

http://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/04/more-revisions-official-bin-laden-raid-story/41768/