White House Screw up of bin Laden Story Explained
Washington reporters Peter Baker and Frank Sesno explain how the White House messed up the bin Laden story.
Well, I think obviously they tried to get out in front -- in a very quick-moving media environment, they wanted to control the narrative. They particularly were concerned about the ISI in Pakistan. They didn't want the Pakistanis to kind of control the narrative with some alternate reality.
Obviously, the White House should have been more careful about saying they didn't know what they didn't know, or presenting the fragmentary information and saying that this is what we think it might be, but we're not sure.