Tonight, America is celebrating the news that the founder of Al Qaeda, and the architect of 9/11, Osama Bin Laden is dead. According to various news reports, a team of Navy SEALS operating under the Joint Special Operations Command by order of President Obama landed in a compound in Abadobad, Pakistan, engaged Bin Laden's forces in hand to hand combat, killed the terrorist leader, and brought his body home. President Obama addressed the nation tonight confirming the success of the operation, This news came over 9 years after 19 terrorists orchestrated a massive attack on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and caused a plane to crash in Shanksville, PA. causing the death of over 3,000 innocent people. The war that sprung from that atrocity has claimed over 4,000 members of our armed forces,and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians. Bin Laden has evaded efforts by the US military to capture him for almost ten years. Many Americans were convinced that Bin Laden would never be found. But finally with solid intelligence, the President gave the order to take Bin Laden alive or dead. Now justice has been served. The deaths of those who fell on 9/11, at the US Embassies in Africa and on the USS Cole have finally been avenged. The war on terrorism is no where near over. There is still much to be done, but at last America can breath easy. The criminal that drove a dagger into the back of the United States on September 11, 2001 has been brought to justice.
Here's the Yahoo/AP story.
There are other news outlets reporting on the story, but yinz can find them on your own.
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