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Rumsfeld: Obama made right move on bin Laden raid

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Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks with a reporter on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Washington. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks with a reporter on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Washington.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the Bush administration would have used the same tactics as President Obama in killing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden under the same circumstances.

Rumsfeld told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that President Barack Obama made the right decision in sending Navy SEALS to raid bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

He wouldn't say how much credit the Obama administration deserves in killing the al-Qaeda leader earlier this month.

Rumsfeld says the capabilities to find bin Laden were developed over time by previous presidential administrations and years of intelligence gathering.

Next week Rumsfeld will be at several military installations in Texas — including Fort Hood, Fort Bliss and Fort Sam Houston — on a book-signing tour of his memoir, "Known and Unknown."

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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