Osama Bin Laden

May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm (News) (, , )

Up until a few minutes ago, Canada’s 41st election was the story of the week.

But the White House just leaked the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a statement momentarily.

The rumor is that he was killed in a military operation in Pakistan. The leader of Al Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is gone. This is a huge success for U.S. Forces, and could change strategy depending on how the event impacts terrorist organizations in the Middle East. Troops are on high alert for retaliation.

This is a very big deal. But don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

UPDATE (11:44 p.m.): In Obama’s statement, he said he asked the CIA last summer to make Osama their top priority in the war on terrorism. On May 1, he ordered an attack against a compound in Pakistan, and after a firefight, U.S. soldiers killed the Al Qaeda leader and captured his body. Ten years after 9/11, special forces carried out a completely successful mission that didn’t injure any Americans.

“Justice has been done,” said Obama.

I’m impressed … and so very proud to know a few of those incredible men and women who serve in uniform.

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2 Comments

  1. Sean said,

    Cheryl, you broke this news to me! Thanks!

  2. Cheryl said,

    Sweet! Thanks for letting me know.

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