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All right I'm down New York congressman and chairman of the committee on Homeland Security Peter King joins -- -- Good morning to you sir this is a great day for just what's what.
Actually really is and that you know listen to -- Santoro.
He's -- strong woman that you tip -- prize so many.
Of those who have their loved ones murdered on nine elevenths I really feel for them -- great feeling of compassion for them is now they can finally.
Have some sense of closure of some sense of just.
So I guess you you know all boring encouraging you did some work with a nine elevenths families -- you want to -- -- -- Yeah.
It was a long time coming but but son's death is finally gonna read them.
And we're doing great growth and Peter King his foot forward 9/11 families nonstop since England.
Since day one he's one of my biggest support is yes.
That congressman when you came on the screen Marines that I love.
So a lot of the I don't worry that that -- -- the feeling is mutual very I -- -- -- congressman.
Where does this where does this go forward for the safety of of America now because certainly -- in -- in recent years it was a symbolic figure.
Figure head of al-Qaeda we still are concerned right.
Oh -- he was more than that Somalis who have this was -- a whole different factions together so -- -- now with him -- a -- expectancy.
Feuding breaking out between the egyptians and saudis Yemeni the Libyans so for a while al-Qaeda is going to be off its game but they -- recoup quickly enough.
We have to move quickly now to take advantage of this temporary confusion with al-Qaeda but also we -- we -- -- -- because they have suffered a massive defeat.
And al-Qaeda is gonna -- -- -- this as quickly as they possibly can.
So I would say -- I know that the intelligence agencies and our country the local police.
The joint terrorism task force's FBI all of them.
They are looking at any possible.
And possible -- -- I didn't making against us today they want or Brendan we have to -- -- is -- really really good a couple of right now.
No it's got to log -- -- -- without taking a couple of months ago but warning the US government you better not put Khalid Sheikh -- to death.
And now we understand he's in this fortress -- -- life of luxury I'd love to assure the people did say he's detached and a figure anymore.
Yeah I agree he.
You've -- -- and was still calling the shots to some extent.
And -- also gives musical -- -- for us he was able to keep al-Qaeda together.
But again they've -- they've also adopted.
So they're gonna be as strong force but -- the short term for the meantime.
They have been hurt very badly and we have to move quickly Sean and who -- -- who can overestimate.
How -- a devastating blow this is the psyche of al-Qaeda and its allies.
You know throughout the Middle East and even.
Here in the country the homegrown terrorists that they recruit -- Congressman before the president made his address the nation last night from the east room of the White House.
Mean -- and he did call former president George W.
Bush and William Jefferson Clinton as well and gave him a heads up of the operation.
And we understand a number of White House personnel started calling members of congress.
Who called June what do they say.
About 1005 or received a call from -- -- who is the director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
Tell me that the president would be making the speech and telling me.
That have been laden had been killed actually I missed the first call we left you voice president these are called me at the White House immediately.
I have knows that we are very important to your constituents so why you never thought it was going to be bin Laden that or maybe they captured somebody try to break into the country.
I called Mike -- right back got through him in the in the White House and that's what he's only this moves that really took.
Several minutes -- -- to fully register with me.
There's there's there's so many Indian misses over the so -- frustration that somehow you thought maybe was never gonna happen.
Could actually -- it certainly several seconds to really fully absorb it -- comprehend what I was told.
As chairman of the house homeland security committee gonna tell that you knew nothing about any of this operation that you were surveilling his two there was -- His two carriers and -- possibly -- -- at a location they even tell you.
No I was I'm against Kevin homeland security committee will also on the intelligence committee.
I was not aware of this -- we are told various leagues have forgotten that they are looking -- the throat.
For been lied to look at from Edmonton no this was kept very -- to fight I have no problem -- that -- To be on operations like this but lets people know the better there's no harm done to me not knowing I -- I found -- an hour and a half before that present.
And that's that's more than enough for me.
Right well apparently of people in Pakistan didn't really know either maybe that's why the whole thing actually happened.
Coming in congress and -- you know because otherwise they might have gone in and told their little -- Osama bin Laden to to get out of town before we actually gonna come.
We've done that before yeah.
-- they've done that before that's revenue Bill Clinton try to attack -- -- -- 98 he was tipped off idea Pakistani intelligence -- Peter King joining us live today.
With his reaction to news that Osama bin Laden dead.
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