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OBAMA: ‘We Could Not Have Carried Out The Bin Laden Raid If It Was On The Front Pages’

Business Insider [1]
June 18, 2013

President Barack Obama defended the ability of the federal government to carry out some intelligence-gathering operations in secret in a wide-ranging interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose that aired Monday.

Obama suggested that Americans have to accept some level of “covert activity” from the federal government.

“We could not have carried out the [Osama] bin Laden raid if it was carried out on the front page of the papers,” Obama said, bluntly.

Obama went to great lengths to defend the NSA programs, which have been detailed in a series of leaks of classified information fromĀ former NSA contractor Edward Snowden [2].

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