US attorney general: bin Laden operation lawful

May 3, 2011 18:50

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder defended as lawful on Tuesday the US operation to go into Pakistan that resulted in the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and the taking of his body.

The acts taken were "lawful, legitimate and appropriate in every way. The people who were responsible for that action, both in the decision making and the effecting of that decision, handled themselves I think quite well," Holder told the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee.

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