Osama Bin Laden Is Dead.
After almost a decade of hunting the terrorist ringleader and mass murderer Osama Bin Laden, the US checked "Get Osama" off of their to do list. He was taken down in a firefight with US special forces at a compound in Pakistan that ended with a headshot for the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks. America, F#@K YEAH!
The White House, Times Square, and Ground Zero all looked as if it were New Years' Eve last night just minutes after Bin Laden's death was announced by President Obama. It reminded me of the days of super-patriotism that followed the 9/11 attacks, people chanting "U-S-A" and waving flags in celebration. I had forgotten how inspiring it was to be part of a country with that type of unity. I could go on and on about this saying what it means for the country, the war, and put my political spin on it...but I don't want to speculate. Just felt it was necessary to state the facts on this one.
- Osama Bin Laden is dead.
- He was killed in a covert operation by US forces at a compound outside Pakistan last night.
- His body was buried at sea.
Former President Bush called the mission that killed Bin Laden a "momentous achievement" and in an unusually well arranged statement he added;
"It's a victory for America, for the people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001."
For President Obama's announcement of the the news, watch the video below. Thanks to all the troops fighting for the freedoms we often take for granted. Your bravery and sacrifice is inspiring and more selfless than anything I have the courage to do.