Sunday, May 1, 2011


President Obama is about to make a late night statement. No one truly knows what that statement will be, but everyone has one phrase on the edge of their lips: Osama bin Laden is dead.

I'm going to take a moment to let that sink in, as the news is still springtime fresh in my mind. As of this writing, Drudge Report and Hot Air, as well as Fox, are all reporting the same piece of news: Osama Bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our soil, as well as alleged mastermind of such attacks as the '93 bombing of the WTC, as well as the bombing of our embassies in Lybia. If this news is indeed true, it is a momentous occasion, as it vindicates ten years of conflict and ten years' worth of dead United States fighting men and women, as well as justification for ten years of soldiers being away from their families for inordinate amounts of time.

Drudge report doesn't seem to want to report on how he died, however, as the link leading to the story that Matt Drudge has provided leads to what amounts to a biographical account of the mass murderer's words and deeds throughout his life. Fox News and Hot Air, however, are providing preliminary information about the death of bin Laden, and that he was killed in a drone strike that was committed last week and killed approximately 23 people. If indeed bin Laden IS dead, then I will  be dancing in the streets tomorrow.

UPDATE: bin Laden has just been confirmed dead by POTUS, who is as of this writing speaking now on Fox News Channel.

It was Ronald Reagan who said on the eve of his election, that it was morning again in America. With the most notorious terrorist of our time dead by the actions of our valiant military, I feel once again that such is the case. With this evil man now smoldering in the deepest circle of Hell, it is morning once again in my America. And also, we Americans have found an event that we can once again rally around, not in horrific grief, as with 9/11, but elated, and filled with triumph, for we, the United States of America, have brought down the head of one of the most poisonous snakes ever to sink its venom into our society.

UPDATE: AP is reporting that it was in fact a spec ops team that killed Osama, and NBC corroborates the story. Fox also has something on the subject.

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