Osama bin Laden is dead according to the news tonight on May 1st. Obama requested airtime to address the public at 9:30 this evening, and we sit waiting at 10:53â€¦ but the news is out — Osama bin Laden is dead.
[Updated 5/2/11] While the president asked for a 10:30 announcement, we all found that it wasn’t until 11:45 that we got to hear what the President had to say. In the interim, of course, the media was able to get most of the story through alternative sources, and as the news today has reported, a man inside Pakistan near the area where Osama bin Laden was killed was actually live blogging the event via Twitter!
This is a new day in American history. We went to bed knowing our President took care of Osama bin Laden and had his body in custody. We woke to hear that they buried bin Laden at sea (as no country was claiming him) and the war against terrorism is far from over, and will continue.
It’s only taken 10 years, but we did it America!
(Oh, and NATO bombed the hell out of Gadhafi’s son today – killing him and three of Gadhafi’s grandchildren!)
UPDATE: Congressional and administration officials tell CNN Osama bin Laden is dead. He was reportedly killed in Afghanistan and his body is now in US custody.