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MarkO

Remember, this happened only because BHO, hisownsef, made it a priority. Previously, we were lax.

Comanche Voter

Justice delayed is not always justice denied. In the words of your average South Texas County Sheriff, Bin Laden "needed killin'" Too bad it took so long.

Porchlight

Anyone following this speech? "I determined.." "at my direction..." "I was briefed..."

Just nauseating.

Sue

Obama said Osama was killed today.

daddy

Wolf,

"I can even hear the cheering right now around the world".

hit and run

From TM's quote:

According to a national security source, a compound in Pakistan where therror mastermind was believed to be had been monitored for months. When the decision was made to move on it

"For months".

I do hope that it was the intelligence and military professionals advising the length of monitoring -- and not Obama putting off making the decision.

Threadkiller

Panetta is apparently is the only person in Odummy’s cabinet to accomplish anything in the last two years. I say we put him in charge of jobs.

Wrong again Wolf. The correct answer is: "What is 'chanting' around the world."

Sue

Obama called President Bush to personally tell him. Okay. That was the right thing to do and I'm glad he did it.

clarice

Maybe what he's hearing is a declaration of war from Pakistan.

scott

Mission. Accomplished.

glasater

RT @ORlibertygal: RT @KerryPicket: Bush Cheney sign being held up in front of the WH

http://plixi.com/p/97943081

Ranger

When the decision was made to move on it, special operations forces were sent across the border from Afghanistan to launch a ground attack and take the body.

Well, that would definately be an act of war if it wasn't approved ahead of time by Pakistan.

And even if it was approved ahead of time, I doubt any Pakistani government would admit to it.

Ann

All I wanted to know was if President Bush was notified. He was and ever the gentleman responded:

Pres.G.W.Bush: I congratulate President Obama & R military. They have R everlasting gratitude.

Miss him. A lot!

daddy

Yay, David Gergen.

"Not since Adolf Hitler can I remember anyone so hated by American's as Osama Ben Ladin...this is the first clear cut victory we've had. The leadership of this country delivered on this one."

glasater

GWB statement: "Tonight America has sent an unmistakable message. No matter how long it takes, judgment will be done."

bgates

Good riddance. None of our guys were hit, either.

***the following sounds like normal bgates crap, but it is factual reporting***

I heard a guy on CBS speculating that the weight of today's events might have been why the President played only nine holes today.

***this has been actual reporting, not bgates being a wiseass, though who can tell any more***

narciso

Well, regardless, I think "Hooah" is the right term, assuming it was special forces.

MarkO

Bush a gentleman. Perhaps the most mannered and gentlemanly President of my life was GHWB. A lot of good it did him against the vile Clinton machine.

But, he's still my favorite.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

(During this announcement, Obama's continued whistling has aggravated my tinnitus.)

It was asked if our financial downturn resulted in a threat of no more Bammy Bucks without Pakistani cooperation. That means by wrecking our economy, Obama brought about the demise of bin Laden. What a devious, magnificent basterd!


glasater

coombscnbc Bertha Coombs
It took 8 Months to execute the bin Laden assassination. Wonder how many other times they missed along the way?.

Anyone read this anywhere as a fact?

hit and run

Obama said the original intel locating bin Laden came last August.

clarice

Exactly, ranger.

daddy

Uh oh,

BBC reporter saying this won't be seen as an accomplishment of Obama but instead will be seen as an accomplishment of America. Somebody didn't get the memo...

Dave (in MA)

I wonder if it will kick off an anti-government uprising in Pockistaan by the crazies.

conducteampowers

His arms and legs probably didnt work.He was ill with a disease needing constant medical care,which he probably went for;maybe some of the elite infirm and elderly assassins were British?

PD

"Not since Adolf Hitler can I remember anyone so hated by American's as Osama Ben Ladin"

Obviously Gergen was not clued in on the American Left's feelings about GWB.

Threadkiller

--"Obama said the original intel locating bin Laden came last August."--

Go easy on him. Fukinono and Okidata didn't release it from their Hawaiian safe until last Monday.

Sue

Did anyone else hear Obama say that the killing was today?

bgates

Obama said the original intel locating bin Laden came last August

Bush had an August PDB about al Qaeda but didn't have everything figured out by mid-September, so he was an idiot.

Obama had an August PDB about al Qaeda and worked on it until the beginning of May, which shows tenacity.

MarkO

Wow. How did they find him? What a movie.

MarkO

Apparently ambushed on the road. John Wayne stuff.

Threadkiller

I heard that Sue. It does not seem to be getting repeated though.

RichatUF

narciso-

assuming it was special forces

Your memory is a steel trap, so I was wondering if you remember a page or two of "Ghost Wars" where the plans for a similiar operation were drawn up?

glasater

Thanks Hit

C.R.

Yes, Sue, he did say today.

hit and run

From Dan Foster on the Corner:

Last week, the president determined that there was “enough intelligence to take action, and authorized action” earlier today. A small team of Americans carried out the operation, and after a firefight, killed Bin Laden and took his body into custody.


narciso

Tarnak farms, outside Kandahar, sometimes before the Embassy bombings

Dave (in MA)

An extra bonus: It knocked the stupid wedding crap off FNC.

Sue

How could they have done DNA tests if he was killed today?

Tora bora man, tora bora

It probably had more to do with the oil coups happening because america is broke and has nothing to offer,except for military action.Broke and dangerous.

daddy

More responsibly punditry from reporters at the responsible network CNN

"Osama died not of natural causes but in a firefight which is the way that he wanted to go." The guy Wolf just interviewed said that.

PD

The ESPN crawl says that "the operation" began last week, and that bin Laden was killed "Sunday". Not a masterpiece of unambiguous writing.

RichatUF

Sue-

I did. He signed a finding early in his administration, gave the go earlier last week on the current intelligence, and the mission was carried out yesterday.

PD

Wow. Someone's leaking incoherence all over his keyboard.

MayBee

I wonder what the African Embassy and Cole families think of not being mentioned tonight.

RichatUF

It probably had more to do with the oil coups happening because america is broke and has nothing to offer...

Then why don't you go away?

MarkO

DNA? There must have been some near. Seems reasonable. Don't know why some reported it was a week ago. It most likely was today.

Tora bora ma

So, they just shot a sick old man cause thats what he wanted?

Sue

I'm not sure the people at Fox listened to Obama's speech.

Ranger

Very interesting... The BBC does seem to be distancing Obama from the entire operation.

The people quoted most are Bill Clinton and W.

Threadkiller

Obama gave a speech?

Porchlight

I don't see how the DNA story could be true if he was killed Sunday.

Blue

Obama went out of his way to put his personal stamp on this. Hard to round up an aircraft carrier this time of night - still, the WH is a nice backdrop.

I suspect the Paki mobs will be going bat-shit crazy any second.

Watch for Secret Service to be hiring additional food-tasters and human shields.

Make no mistake - this IS great news but I fear bad news to follow.

MarkO

Actually, they killed a miserable son of a bitch who has long deserved it. I hope they shot him in the gut and he died slowly and painfully.

Ann

Thank You President George W. Bush, V.P. Dick Cheney and our magnificent military and their families.

Congratulations to Gen Petreaus!
and

I just heard thanks should go to the Navy Seals!!!!!

Threadkiller

DNA: Dead Nasty A-hole. Probably a quick test.

PD

Foxnews.com:

"The architect of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil was killed a week ago inside Pakistan by a U.S. bomb.

President Obama announced the stunning development during an address to the nation late Sunday night from the White House."

Guess they were in a rush. Not like the responsible yapping poodle Blitzer.

hit and run

Am glad that Soylent is back home.

Not-bubarooni

...oh, He'll Yeah!!!!

Ann

US Joint Special Operations Command SMU -- from DEVGRU (Navy SEALs), did the shooting. RQ-170 drone overhead. JSOC spotters on ground.

Maybe Dot can tell us more.

Soylent Red

This is good news but there are serious ramifications.

I believe Barry's golf swing will suffer from the stress his elbow must be feeling from patting himself on the back.

Looks like he will have to wait until year four to break 100.

matt

we just lit off an illegal Mexican 24 barrel mortar for this one. The neighbors loved it.

The speculation was that Bin Laden had been hiding close in to a major city in Pakistan; a hide in plain sight kind of strategy. It took balls to nail him this way.

Our people went in and Id'd the bastard and watched for months to establish his movements. It then sounds as if a shooter nailed him. What a sweet victory.

The Pakistanis may very well declare war on us unless they were bought off. Al Awlaki has been running AQ operations from Yemen for years anyway, so we need to be prepared for the worst. They will hit back.

Right now, our soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are just as much afraid of infiltrators as anything else. But the message just got sent by Priority Mail .308 caliber. This is a huge morale booster on the day the Tollybons declared their spring offensive.

It is a signal victory. They now know that none of them are safe. We need to hit more of them this way. Haqqani, Hekmatyr, and perhaps even Al Awlaki. Up close and personal. Perhaps then they will realize that their barbarity will still be repaid with justice despite the years and the obstacles.

Hooray for us!

Threadkiller

--"I hope they shot him in the gut and he died slowly and painfully."--

They were trained to aim for the diaper which explains the head shot.

clarice

Are the Euro protestors reaching for their giant papier mache heads yet--you know for the marches opposing American imperialists invading sovereign Pakistan?

RichatUF

they just shot a sick old man cause thats what he wanted?

He needed killin'.

Sue

Mark Ambinder is reporting that a US Navy SEAL shot him. OMG. If I didn't love them already I'd be in love right now. I can't wait to go back to their museum to read and hear the story of this day. God Bless the USA and God bless my SEALs.

Gene Faldo

Thank you President Obama!!!!

I wish I could have been part of the impromptu crowd celebrating Obama's victory outside of the White House.

President Obama rolled up his sleeves and got the job done. A true American hero!

daddy

Regional TV News Channel here in Singapore (maybe a Malaysian Channel) says they don't see this as changing the Terrorist equation much, as they believe Osama has been removed from the planning and operational phases for a long while. They are interviewing Professor Kumar Ramakrishna and that's his view.

Am simply passing this on so you have some input from around the planet not filtered thru CNN.

Barbara

Thank You President George W. Bush, V.P. Dick Cheney and our magnificent military and their families.

Well said, Ann! I am so grateful to all those in our military who have put their lives on the line to rid the world of that evil man.

hit and run

And right on cue....hey Soylent! Welcome home,by the way.

Ann

God Bless Ya Soylent.

I was hoping you would show up.

May I have this first kiss. Smooches

clarice

Smooches Soylent.. Funny how you disappeared just before this happened...Just saying, boy.

XOXOXO

Captain Hate

Good to read you, Soylent. Sense of humor excellent as ever.

Threadkiller

--"President Obama rolled up his sleeves and got the job done. A true American hero!"--

Always supported the troops and finaly supported the war! Yeah! Hell yeah!!

bora ma

Why dont you amerikans go home and leave our oil alone?I thought there was a fire fight not spotters?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Twice that I heard, Geraldo said, "Obama is dead." He caught his error the 2nd time.

My son just called while on his way to work and he says that on the radio, credit is being given to the Navy Seals. Yea! Go Navy!

PD

Commenter at cnn.com:

"and all the while people thought Obama was a wimp."

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Regional TV News Channel here in Singapore (maybe a Malaysian Channel) says they don't see this as changing the Terrorist equation much, as they believe Osama has been removed from the planning and operational phases for a long while.

I heard similar opinion on Fox by one of the generals they were interviewing.

Mary K

Well it only took the U.S. military to do in 10 years what I could have accomplished in 10 days. Obama gave them the direction they needed. Oh well, we all needed a little help sometimes.

Good job, President Obama.

Threadkiller

I am glad he did not say "and all the white people". I don't think there is enough beer to summit fix that.

raa

Was it a show assassination,someone moving up like O s wife.It sounds a sick old lady could have shot him with all that stuff.Was that the new navy predator model?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Obama didn't do a damn thing. Of course, the numbskulls at CNN and MSNBC will act like he pulled the trigger himself.

Threadkiller

I am glad he did not say "and all the white people". I don't think there is enough beer to summit fix that.

Danube of Thought

He sure did say today. But today in Pakistan began 33 hours ago.

Hope it was SEALS who got him. What I want most eagerly to hear is who went into that house and what happened when they got in there. Did they look him in the eyes? Did he know he was toast, and that it was Americans who were gonna waste him? Wonder what those guys' heart rates were.

I know we've had his family's DNA standing by for years.

Frau Selbstmord

Was it suicide by CIA?

Ranger

they don't see this as changing the Terrorist equation much, as they believe Osama has been removed from the planning and operational phases for a long while.

Well, that is what I have been hearing for years as well.

Getting Osama was never about his operational significance, it was about justice and proving that there was no where to hide from American power.

Threadkiller

Double post! I may have had enough beer.

Frau Steingehirn

Welcome home, Soylent, and happy May Day!

Porchlight

I wish I could have been part of the impromptu crowd

LOL. About as impromptu as your comment.

Hello, Soylent! Fantastic to see you.

Soylent Red

Smooches Ann. Thanks hit. In the spirit of our commander in chief I spent a long weekend chopping holes in the golf courses of Savannah with my new golf clubs.

they don't see this as changing the Terrorist equation much, as they believe Osama has been removed from the planning and operational phases for a long while.

Just got done having a deep and meaningful conversation with a very nice Hooters girl on this very subject. OBL has been out of the picture for several years now. He was a right bastard who needed killing, but everyone still has to get up and go to work tomorrow.

By the way, talking world events and politics with a Hooters girl while eating hot wings and celery is about as close to Soylent Valhalla as is possible in this veil of tears.

Sue

Crowds are gathering at Ground Zero. Crowds cheering USA. Fire trucks honking.

clarice

Drudge says one of OBL sons was also killed along with a woman who was being used as a human shield.
Code Pinko will be upset.

Danube of Thought

Looks like the Sunday night crowds in the Georgetown bars spilled out early.

clarice

Yu've been hanging around with Wisconsin Lutherans, haven't you, Soylent? That sort will always lead a Nebraska synod boy astray if they can.

Sue

I see Bush signs in that crowd outside the WH.

Ann

Sara, Rache Madcow MSNBC is already tweeting "Yes We Did" if you can believe it.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

You can mock all you want trolls. Osama might have been weak and sick but I guarantee his bodyguards weren't.

cathyf

Note about the timing -- Obama was late so that he could screw almost all of the eastern time zone dailies -- they had already gone to press.

He's a real piece of work...

...and of course the sycophant MSM will just love him all the more the more he hurts them...

Sue

Marc Ambinder reporting:

SAO on conf. call describes this as a five-year plus intelligence effort to pinpoint a courier trusted by OBL ...

Of course that has to be a mistake since Obama has only been in office 2-1/2 years.

Ann

LOL

BREAKING: Osama Bin Laden's killer motivated by Sarah Palin's "crosshairs" map. #fb

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