Osama Bin Laden Dead? UPDATE: Confirmed, Updated with Video of Obama's Sunday Night Address

By RightKlik

Reports: Osama Bin Laden is dead

Recycled quip:

"Hopefully we will see the long form death certificate soon."


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and US has body, says person familiar with developments

NYT NEWS ALERT: Osama bin Laden Is Dead, White House Says

A military operation killed bin Laden in a house outside Islamabad, Pakistan - CNN

CNN: Bin Laden killed "In a mansion outside Islamabad along with other family members."

FOX News reporting Bin Laden killed a week ago by U.S. bomb. Officials waited to test DNA of body. Waiting for POTUS address.

Video here... A Live statement from Barack Obama on Bin Laden's death.

Updated per LCR: Memeorandum, ABC News:
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.

His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire, to terrorist leader and the most wanted man in the world.

Bin Laden created and funded the al Qaeda terror network, which was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The Saudi exile had been a man on the run since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan overthrew the ruling Taliban regime, which harbored bin Laden.

In a video filmed two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden gloated about the attack, saying it had exceeded even his “optimistic” calculations.

“Our terrorism is against America. Our terrorism is a blessed terrorism to prevent the unjust person from committing injustice and to stop American support for Israel, which kills our sons,” he said in the video.
More at the link and at Lonely Conservative.

Statement by President Bush on Bin Laden’s death:
“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.”

Updated x2: Obama addresses the nation:


  1. Obama takes a lot of credit in his speech.

  2. I agree, RK, that is frightening to me

  3. You people will criticize Obama no matter what he does.

    You can't even say you're happy OBL is dead you're so afraid of giving this president some credit.

  4. I figured he would. After all, isn't the only way anything happens is by The One's will?

  5. Nice try, Dave7777, nice try. We are reporting the facts here...

  6. And the facts are this is a great moment for America and our elite fighting forces.

    Every American should be proud of America today.

  7. This is going to be a HUGE moral boost for our Armed Forces and intelligence operations.

  8. Charles Krauthammer just said it, "We will find you and we will kill you."

  9. Admit it, it took brass balls for Obama to risk sending in a precision SEAL team ground strike on a fortified building with layer defense in hostile territory.

    How crazy is that? So many things could have gone wrong.

    Btw, I'm a liberal but maybe on some things we can agree on and both be proud of just saying.

  10. I think it's an awesome story and I will give credit where credit's due. I'm sure we can agree on a lot of things...

    Thanks, sorry for the 'moron' comment, I figured you were just a troll looking for a fight.

  11. No problem I understand completely.

    I'm a vet so I'm probably a little more "militant" that your average lib.

    But now we just have to wait for the inevitable counterstrike... let's hope it's going to be small and unorganized.

    Of course Ayman al-Zawahiri is a problem needs solved too.

    But this is going to be one hell of a story.

    Btw hello from not-so-liberal Fresno, CA via memeorandum where your blog is highly placed.

  12. I'm sure any president would want to take credit for this. But funny how soon Bush is forgotten and Obama tries to bask in the success...
    Let's give credit to those that put their lives on the line! And not forget those that lost their lives to reach this point!

  13. Thanks, Dave, hello here from San Diego ;).

    You are totally right, John. Amen!

  14. I am all for giving credit to Mr. Obama for sticking with this program and for giving the go-ahead for the mission. I do want to applaud him for being strong enough to recognize the rightness of this cause and for following through in Pakistan.

    But I think we need to give Bush credit, too. He set out the death of bin Laden as one of his main goals. It was something that Obama tried to distance himself from at the beginning. Obama was never in favor of the war against terrorism, but since becoming president he has "grown". He has seen up close how this world really works and how the Islamist enemies of peace deal with their usually innocent targets by wholesale slaughter, and there is no clearer proof than that he left Guantanamo open, tacitly admitting that Bush may have been right all along. And right up to this great moment, Obama has basically been following up on Bush's plan.

    So three cheers for Mr. Obama and three cheers for his much-maligned predecessor.

    It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!

  15. Being a Brit I think its great news, and as for Obama taking credit so he should, he has delivered to you what two previous presidents couldn,t so support the man don,t knock him

  16. "Osama bin Laden is dead" and they throw the body in the ocean five minutes later? OH, COME ON!!!!!

    Without anybody even SEEING the body properly?

    Do you believe in fairy tales?
    I suppose you are very CREDULOUS, then! We here in Brazil are, unfortunately, used to fraud - they happen all the time! But you, it seems, believe in anything you are told.

    Very convenient for your quenian or indonesian president.


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