WSJ's Taranto: Obama Assembled A "Death Panel" To Kill Bin Laden
In his May 2 Wall Street Journal column , James Taranto wrote that President Obama "assembled a small death panel, which went to the compound in Pakistan and shot" Osama bin Laden.
From Taranto's column:
Finally, last August, they found the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. ABC News's Jake Tapper reports that in March, President Obama authorized "the development of a plan" to bomb the compound with 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions carried by B2 "stealth" bombers. "But when the president heard the compound would be reduced to rubble he chose not to pursue that option. . . . The president wanted proof" that bin Laden was dead. So he assembled a small death panel, which went to the compound in Pakistan and shot him.