Osama Bin Laden is dead. American soldiers reportedly shot him dead in Pakistan. The epic pursuit of the number one terrorist in the world is over. Al Queda has been dealt what may be a death blow.
The body of Bin Laden is reported to be in U.S. hands. Another piece of trash has been swept into the dust bin of history. Good riddance.
President Obama made the stunning announcement Sunday evening from the White House:
“Justice has been done,” said the president in a dramatic late-night announcement at the White House.
A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight Sunday at a compound in Pakistan, the president said, and took custody of his remains. American officials said they were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition. –Associated Press report
The pursuit of Bin Laden that began on President George Bush’s watch came to an end tonight. Another president is in office now, but one can only imagine the emotions of the former president. President Bush issued this statement tonight on Facebook:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaida network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude.
This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
At this hour many questions remain unanswered about the details of the American mission that ended the life of Bin Laden. But tonight, Americans celebrate.
On behalf of all Americans, this tribute goes the to the men and women of the American military. Thank You!