HE GOT "IT" LONG AGO.
EVEN BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED:
During the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama pledged several times that he would act to capture or kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Today, that's a Promise Kept on our Obameter.
In an October 2008 debate with Republican nominee John McCain, Obama said the following:.
"What I have said is we're going encourage democracy in Pakistan, expand our non-military aid to Pakistan so that they have more of a stake in working with us, but insisting that they go after these militants. And if we have Osama bin Laden in our sights and the Pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then I think that we have to act, and we will take them out.
"We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al-Qaida . That has to be our biggest national security priority."
President Obama's 2008 pledge to kill Osama bin Laden is a Promise Kept | PolitiFact Florida