After a major news event, it's become common to look up the actual location on Google Earth. Few people had heard of Abbottabad, Pakistan until President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been tracked down and killed there on May 1. The trail to finding his compound based on eyewitness reports proved to be almost as difficult as finding him in the first place. The CIA finally helped out by releasing a diagram of the compound and aerial images.
Congratulations to all who participated in a well planned event. Not so much congratulations to the politicos that try to put a spin on actual events. Already our government officials are having to backtrack on their carefully planned misinformation; "he was armed" "he wasn't armed," "he shielded himself with a woman" "he didn't shield himself," "he resisted" "he appeared to be resisting," The attack was good enough by itself. But the American public, must hear what they want to hear. Remember, these politicos have misinformation built into their psyche. They just can't tell what happened without trying to relate something in a way to make it more palatable to the public. I do recognize that they have many different cultures to satisfy, so things are massaged. With the speed and quantity of information available today, one would think someday a government official would "tell it like it is."
Instead of spending trillions to catch and kill bin Laden, give all Americans a high tech computer with access to satellite imagery and face recognition software, and let the whole country track down these low brow idiots.