Osama bin Laden killed
Yesterday, a nearly 10 year mission was finally accomplished.
Osama bin Laden was located, his fortified compound assaulted, and he was killed by a small force of Navy Seals. President Obama held the country in suspense for several hours before addressing the nation at about 11:30pm last night.
I think it would have been appropriate for the President to share the announcement with former President Bush as his administration did everything in its power to accomplish the same goal. For his separate comments, see below:
“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.”