Osama bin Laden

The word from President Obama is that Osama bin Laden is now dead.  I’m not necessarily happy that his life is ended, but I am very happy this chapter is over. I’m however, not so happy with all the partisanship is already popping up around the net, with one person or another  drawing a line with regards to who should or shouldn’t be credited with the kill.  I won’t be jumping on the bandwagon as this was an effort that spanned a decade and two presidential administrations.  I’ll my queue from former President George W. Bush and just mark the occasion with thanks to all those who gave to make this happen.

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. 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.

by: George W. Bush

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