That’s probably the best way to sum it all up – Osama Bin Laden is dead !!
President Obama went on the the air and told everyone in the world that a U.S. led operation, headed by our phenomenal Navy Seals killed and secured the deceased body of Osama Bin Laden.
DNA evidence has been performed, so yes it is him, the head of al-Qaeda has been cut clean off !
There is tons of information pouring in, the major news networks are obviously covering this and the folks in front of the White House, that we’re seeing on the news, will probably be there cheering and celebrating all night. Note, I just heard on CNN that part of the cheers being echoed are “Obama Got Osama”
Interestingly enough, I was outside preparing to BBQ when a good friend of mine, a retired member of the Naval Special Warfare community, aka Navy Seals, texted me with the words “Osama bin Laden confirmed dead!! Justice!!!!”
To him, and to all the men and women of the Armed Forces and to the family of those lost 10 years ago on September 11th and to all those that have found diligently in the War on Terror – we as citizens of the world say – Bless You !!
This post will continue to be updated throughout the night as more news pours in.
Statement from President Bush
May 1, 2011
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda 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.
The New York Post has published an animation that depicts, based on the released information we have thus far, a step-by-step assumption of how the operation unfolded.