David Corn's new book Showdown sheds light on the killing of Osama bin Laden

David Corn on Obama's coolness amid the killing of Osama bin Laden

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March 21 2012 6:41 PM

Obama's Cool Killing of Osama

David Corn’s book Showdown, a behind-the-scenes look at the Obama White House, has just hit the shelves. The book includes fresh reporting on the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the details Corn shares in the exchange below left me more convinced than ever that Obama is truly a cool customer—like, eerily cool, maybe even too cool. Don’t miss the part at the end about the ironic exchange Corn had with Obama as the Navy Seals mission, unbeknownst to Corn, was underway.

You can watch the whole conversation here.

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