Former president of United States of America Barack Obama writes a detailed account of the raid carried out by US troops in Osama-Bin-Laden’s compound in his book titled “A Promised Land” which was released on November 17.
Barack Obama in his latest book, “A Promised Land”, penned down on his journey from the 2008 election campaign to the end of his first term with the US raid in Abbottabad. “A Promised Land” book is the first of two planned volumes. The first part hit bookstores worldwide on Tuesday.
The former US President, Obama wrote in his latest book that he had expected his “most difficult call” to be with Pakistan’s beleaguered president Asif Ali Zardari after the operation.
“I expected my most difficult call to be with Asif Ali Zardari, who would surely face a backlash at home over our violation of Pakistani sovereignty.
When I reached him, however, he expressed congratulations and support. ‘Whatever the fallout,’ Zardari said, ‘it’s very good news’,” Obama wrote in A Promised Land
Obama wrote that when it became very clear that Bin Laden was living in a hideout in Abbottabad, he decided to go for the kill.
The former US president disclosed that his two closest aides, the then vice president Joe Biden and defence secretary Robert Gates opposed the raid.
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