After almost 10 years, Osama bin Laden has finally been killed.
At 11:35pm President Obama gave an unannounced address to the nation where he stated,
Tonight I can report …. that the US conducted an operation that killed Osama bin-Laden.
The president’s complete remarks:
President Bush also released a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden:
This momentous achievement marks a victory for America… Tonight America has sent an unmistakable message. No matter how long it takes, judgment will be done.” In addition, Bush congratulated Obama and America’s military, saying they have “our everlasting gratitude.
Bin Laden was killed in Islamabad, Pakistan by U.S. Joint Special Operations Command Special Mission Unit (SMU) from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group. There were also two special op helicopters, an unmanned drone overhead, and JSOC spotters on the ground during this mission. One of the helicopters crashed during the mission due to mechanical difficulties, but no Americans were killed..
Along with Osama bin Laden, his oldest son and two Al Qaeda couriers were also taken out.
Large crowds have gathered outside the White House and in NYC in celebration of the long awaited success of this operation.
Ironically 66yrs ago to the day, Adolf Hitler was also confirmed dead.
God bless our men and women in uniform, and remember that the war isn’t over. There are still many American men and women overseas fighting for our country. Remember to thank them for what they do when you see them.
“Tonight, we do not revel over the death of the butcher. We rejoice in the triumph of justice.”
Rep. Thad McCotter, R-Mich