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Hope I would've made the same call on Laden: Bill Clinton

Last updated on: March 13, 2012 10:08 IST

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Lalit K Jha in Washington

To bolster United States President Barack Obama's image ahead of Presidential election, the Obama Campaign has come up with a video featuring former President Bill Clinton praising Obama's handling of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound last year.

"He took the harder, and the more honorable path. When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, 'I hope that's the call I would've made," Clinton says in the video released by the Obama Campaign.

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Image: Former President Bill Clinton
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It was among the toughest decisions Obama would make as Commander-in-Chief and a victory for the nation, the Obama Campaign said in a statement releasing the video footage which is part of the The Road We've Traveled which would be released March 15.

This one minute 10 seconds video footage highlights Obama's decision to authorise the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Image: U S President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011
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"The entire national security apparatus was in that room. The President turns to every principle in the room, what do you recommend I do? And they say, it's a close call Mr President. As he walked out of the room, he is all alone, this is his decision," says the Vice President, Joe Biden.


Image: Osama bin laden
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