Nightly News | May 01, 2012
>> brings us back to chuck todd in the white house , a question of politics. it enveloped everything right now, including how the administration wants to frame the anniversary.
>> well, look, they specifically picked this date, this agreement was agreed to in principle about seven to ten days ago. it was the white house that said, lets do it on the anniversary of the bin ladin death, because it's an important date for afghans and americans. it's supposed to send a message that the united states isn't leaving. and what's been interesting, brian. is that republican reaction, while yesterday about how the white house and the political campaign was handling the bin ladin anniversary, there was some criticism today. nothing but praise from senators john mccain , lindsey graham . they're all saying they want to wait to read the details, they're happy with how so far the president has signed on with this strategic agreement that's going to take place beginning in 2014 , brian?