|Cheering crowds are gathering outside the White House tonight in the wake of some historic news - Osama bin Baden has been killed by U.S. special forces:|
Osama bin Laden, the longtime al-Qaeda leader and chief architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, was killed Sunday by U.S. forces, President Obama announced late Sunday night.Acting on an intelligence lead that first surfaced last August, Obama said he authorized an operation to kill bin Laden, who was hiding in a compound deep inside Pakistan. The president, in a rare Sunday night address to the nation, said U.S. forces killed bin Laden during a firefight and captured his body. [...]It's rare you can go to bed knowing that the world is a little more safe and that justice is a little more done. Thank you, U.S. Special Forces and President Obama.UPDATE: CNN analyst & bin Laden expert Peter Bergen: "Killing bin Laden is the end of the War on Terror. We can just sort of announce that right now."
UPDATE #2: Read President Obama's full statement at WhiteHouse.gov. Here's the video:
BREAKING NEWS: President Obama: U.S. Special Forces Have Killed Osama bin Laden
Monday, May 2, 2011
by The Green Miles
Posted by Lowell at 1:16 PM