Osama bin Laden

Obama: Feds Would Have Tried Bin Laden in Court

If they hadn't killed him


President Obama says the government would have tried 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in federal court had he survived the May 2011 raid on his compound in Pakistan.

"We worked through the legal and political issues that would have been involved, and Congress and the desire to send him to Guantanamo, and to not try him," Obama told author Mark Bowden, whose book on the bin Laden raid hits stores later this month.

"I mean, we had worked through a whole bunch of those scenarios," Obama said.