Sunday, May 15, 2011

CNN: :Inside the Mission: Getting bin Laden" and "In the Footsteps of bin Laden"

“CNN Presents” has aired a documentary, starting May 7, “In the Footsteps of bin Laden”, with transcript here, and then later, “Inside the Mission: Getting bin Laden”,  with Chris Lawrence, which aired Saturday night at 11 PM EDT.

Oddly, CNN did not seem to have a separate website for the second broadcast, but did have a Blogger entry  mentioning it, here

Leon Panetta is interviewed, and he discusses the patience it took to come to the conclusion that the administration was a sure as it could ever be of the intelligence facts before “going in.”

Nic Robertson, Peter Bergen, Michael Hayden, and Gary Bernstein appear.

The show also discusses who one courier became his downfall, and how his dependence on a third party to make electronic contact with the outside world ultimately depend him in.  That’s an ironic development, given today’s discussions about Internet “privacy”. 

Bin Laden surprisingly spoke of the "Arab Spring" in his notes. 

According to the latest bulletins, CNN will reair this Sunday May 15 at 7 PM EDT.


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