Bill Daley Among Senior Staff Who Watched Bin Laden Raid

CHICAGO (CBS) — Among the senior White House staff who watched the raid that resulted in death of Osama Bin Laden, was Chicagoan and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

Daley, the brother of Mayor Richard Daley, can be seen standing and watching the scene intensely in a blue suit and tie just behind Secretary of State Hilllary Rodham Clinton.

“It was probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of time, I think, in the lives of the people who were assembled here,” White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan said.

The president and his team were able to monitor the sequence of events from the very start, Brennan said. The operation, carried out by an elite team of Navy SEALS, took about 40 minutes.

Those Navy SEALS likely got their training right here in Illinois at Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School on the Great Lakes campus in North Chicago.

  • tom Sharp

    Did he also watch his brother’s ‘raid” on the Illinois Pension Fund?

    • JJ

      he was part it.

  • Jimmy V.

    Let’s get the other possible new leaders before they act against the United States or the world !

  • TheJimster

    Why is the President cowering in the corner?

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