Hillary on bin Laden Raid: We Couldn't Breathe Watching It

She says it was no surprise he was in Pakistan
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 1:38 PM CDT

Hillary Clinton touched on a lot of topics during her keynote address at the US Naval Academy yesterday, including Syria and North Korea. But the part that caught ABC's ear was when the secretary delved into the death of Osama bin Laden. Clinton didn't mince words when it came to Pakistan, saying that even back in 2001, when the country was reeling from 9/11, she didn't believe there was "anybody in Pakistan who doesn't know where bin Laden is."

She then narrated the night of the terrorist leader's death. "We were in real-time aware of what was happening," she said. "I'm not sure anybody breathed for, you know, 35 or 37 minutes." She spoke glowingly of the jubilant crowds of college students that took the streets in the wake of the announcement. "They could think about the future in a way they hadn't been able to before," she said. (Read more Osama bin Laden stories.)

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