Mr. Bin Laden's visitors requested he join them for a short helicopter trip, but their entreaties were rebuffed brusquely. Thus electing to end his days here on the earth, he was obliged. A forty minute fire-fight ensued that left the al Qaeda leader dead from two shots to the head. His remains were extracted out of the site, samples taken for DNA confirmation and his body buried at sea.
Former Bush administration officials Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfield both congratulated the men and women of our armed services, and were gracious in offering praise to President Obama for continuing the pursuit of Mr. Bin Laden.
“At this moment when bin Laden has been brought to justice, we especially remember the sacrifice of the young Americans who’ve paid the ultimate price in defense of the nation, as well as the nearly 3000 Americans who lost their lives on 9/11,” Cheney said.Well said.
The death of this hate-filled, murderous man was met with gladness through much of the United States.
He will not be missed.
Update May 2nd, 4:25 pm
Jill over at Pundit and Pundette has a pretty good round up piece on the day's events and reactions to it here.