U.S. officials siezed bin Laden's hand-written journal with operational plans
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Barack Obama campaigned in Dunedin in September 2008.


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U.S. officials say that Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal filled with planning ideas and details of operations. it was seized in the U.S. raid as part of a huge cache of intelligence that included about 100 flash drives and five computers.

In remarks today at a Democratic National Committee event in Austin, President Barack Obama said a determined effort by U.S. intelligence and military led to the discovery and killing of bin Laden.

"We have made incredible progress. Sometimes folks forget, progress shouldn't make us complacent but it should remind us that change is possible. We're taking the fight to Al Qaeda. Because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nation's uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies, Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States of America."

According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, 60 percent of Americans now approve of the job Obama is doing. And more than half now say he deserves to be re-elected

Meanwhile, some members of Congress will be allowed to view photographs of Osama bin Laden's body. That’s according to Heather Molino, a spokesperson for Democratic Representative Dutch Ruppersberger from Maryland. This morning, Molino said Ruppersberger plans to view the photos at CIA headquarters either this afternoon or tomorrow. Molino says all of the House Intelligence Committee’s members are among the congressional representatives who have been offered a chance to see the photographs.

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