U.S. troops kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
Osama Bin Laden, seen in an undated photo, attending a meeting with a Kalashnikov on his lap in an undisclosed place.
May 2nd, 2011
11:11 PM ET

U.S. troops kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

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[Updated 10:01 p.m. ET] CNN's Chris Lawrence explains, step by step, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden early Monday at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan:

[Updated 9:30 p.m. ET] Addressing a group of congressional leaders at the White House this evening, President Barack Obama said that when Americans learned of Osama bin Laden's death, "I think we experienced the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11."

"We were reminded again that there is a pride in what this nation stands for and what we can achieve that runs far deeper than party, far deeper than politics," Obama said. "I want to again recognize the heroes who carried out this incredibly dangerous mission as well as all the military and counterterrorism professionals who made the mission possible.”


THE OPERATION: Attack details | Timeline | In plain sight | The compound Video
THE REACTION:
U.S. | World | Middle East  | Healing wounds | Your thoughts
THE MAN:
Bin Laden, over the years | Face of terror | Ideology lives on| His life Video
THE SECURITY ISSUES
: What's next for al Qaeda | A deathblow to al Qaeda?
THE POLITICS:
A victory for Obama, U.S. | Re-election impact?
THE ANNOUNCEMENT
: Obama: Justice done | Watch Video | Transcript

THE PAKISTANIS: What did Pakistan know?Pakistan's role? Video 


[Updated 9:10 p.m. ET] A senior U.S. official says that the woman who has killed during the raid on the compound where Osama bin Laden was found was not a wife of bin Laden, and that she may not have been used as a human shield as previously reported. A wife was there, according to an official, but not killed.

Earlier Monday, John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told reporters that it was his understanding that the woman who was killed was one of bin Laden's wives. Other officials had said that the woman who died was used as a human shield in an attempt to protect bin Laden.

[Updated 8:48 p.m. ET] Time magazine contributor Omar Waraich says he spoke to Sohaib Athar, an Abbottabad resident and software engineer who unknowingly reported, on Twitter, details of Monday morning's raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Athar had written on Twitter that, among other things, he was hearing a helicopter hovering above Abbottabad.

"When he found out (the commotion was because of) Osama bin Laden, he said to me it was quite ironic," Waraich told CNN's John King. "He said he had left his native city of Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, for the quiet of Abbottabad so he could escape suicide bombings and the sounds of explosions rattling his home and frightening himself and his wife. And he said the ultimate irony was that (in) this quiet place he'd moved to, he had found Osama bin Laden as a neighbor.”

[Updated 8:27 p.m. ET] A Time magazine contributor says people with whom he spoke in Abbottabad - the Pakistani city where Osama bin Laden was found and killed early Monday - seemed surprised at the news that the al Qaeda leader had been there.

"When they found out that it was Osama bin Laden in (the compound), expressions just ranged from varying degrees of incredulity," Time contributor Omar Waraich told CNN's John King.

Waraich said people he spoke to in Abbottabad seemed neither ecstatic nor saddened that United States forces had killed bin Laden.

"In fact, Osama bin Laden seemed a bit of a mystery to them throughout the time that they’ve heard of him. They had heard, they said, that he was in Pakistan, but they didn't imagine where, and certainly if they thought he would be in Pakistan, he would be in the tribal areas, some distance away from them," Waraich said.

[Updated 7:28 p.m. ET] More details about Monday morning's raid that killed Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, according to a U.S. official: Four helicopters were involved in the operation, but not all were on the ground.

About two dozen commandos were involved in the operation on the ground, the U.S. official said.

Officials don't know how long bin Laden was at the compound, which was completed in 2005, but they believe it was built especially for him, the U.S. official said. The U.S. intelligence community never saw bin Laden in or around the compound before the raid, according to the official.

[Updated 7:15 p.m. ET] U.S. forces shot Osama bin Laden first in the chest, and then in the head during Monday morning's raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a senior U.S. administration official said, according to CNN's Ed Henry. Previously, CNN had reported that bin Laden was shot only in the head.

[Updated 7:12 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to visit the site of the former World Trade Center and meet with families of those who died in the September 11 attacks, a senior White House official said.

[Updated 6:02 p.m. ET] A U.S. official said multiple options were considered before settling on the assault that killed Osama bin Laden early Monday at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

"A bombing would not have risked American lives but it might have left questions" as to whether bin Laden was killed, the official said. National security officials widely agreed "the best option is the one that gives proof," the official said.

A U.S. official says the United States' codename for bin Laden was "Geronimo." [Edit, 8:55 p.m. ET]: A senior administration official said later that "Geronimo" was code for the act of capturing or killing bin Laden, not the man himself.

[Updated 5:54 p.m. ET] The United Nations Security Council "welcomes the news on May 1, 2011, that Osama bin Laden will never again be able to perpetrate ... acts of terrorism, and reaffirms that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or group," the Security Council's current president, French ambassador Gerard Araud, said during a council session in New York on Monday.

"The Security Council recognizes this critical development and other accomplishments made in the fight against terrorism and urges all states to remain vigilant and intensify their efforts in the fight against terrorism," Araud said.

[Updated 5:35 p.m. ET] More from this afternoon's media briefing by John Brennan, President Barack Obama's adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism: When asked whether the U.S. forces who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden picked up any documentation in the compound, Brennan said the Americans took time to "acquire whatever material we thought was appropriate and what was needed."

"We are in the process right now of looking at whatever might have been picked up," Brennan said. "But I'm not going to go into details about what might have been acquired. We feel as though this is a very important time to continue to prosecute this effort against al Qaeda, take advantage of the success of yesterday, and to continue to work to break the back of al Qaeda."

[Updated 4:38 p.m. ET] U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Monday afternoon that news of Osama bin Laden's death "unified our country in much the same way" that the September 11 attacks did.

"Our fight for freedom and liberty around the globe continues. We face a complex and dangerous threat even today. It’s important that we remain vigiliant in our efforts to defeat terrorist enemies and to protect the American people. This makes our engagements in Pakistan and Afghanistan more important, not less," Boehner said.

"I want to congratulate and thank the hard-working men and women of the United States armed services," Boehner added. "I want to thank all of those involved in the intelligence community for their tireless efforts and perseverance that led to this successful evening. I also want to commend President Obama and President Bush for all their efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice."

[Updated 4:10 p.m. ET] The United States expects that a recording from Osama bin Laden - made before he was killed, with the intention that his supporters would distribute it upon his death - will be released, a U.S. official has told CNN.

[Updated 3:34 p.m. ET] John Brennan, President Barack Obama's adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism, says it's his understanding that a woman who was used as a human shield in an attempt to protect Osama bin Laden was one of bin Laden's wives.

Officials have said that a woman who was used as a shield by a male combatant was one of four people besides bin Laden who were killed during U.S. forces' assault on a compound early Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Brennan said it is his understanding that the woman was one of bin Laden's wives, and that she "reportedly was used as a shield to shield bin Laden from the incoming fire."

[Updated 3:16 p.m. ET] Will anyone get the up to $25 million bounty that the United States had put on Osama bin Laden? CNNMoney's Ben Rooney looks into it.

[Updated 2:38 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Monday that the elimination of Osama bin Laden is "a strategic blow" to al Qaeda.

"It is a necessary but not necessarily sufficient blow to lead to its demise," said John Brennan, Obama's adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism.

[Updated 2:33 p.m. ET] President Obama and his top intelligence and military officials were able to monitor in a "real-time basis" the progress of the operation on Osama bin Laden's compound, the president's top counterterrorism adviser said.

"It was probably one of the most anxiety filled periods of time I think in the lives of the people who were assembled here yesterday. The minutes passed like days and the president was very concerned about the security of our personnel," John Brennan said. "That is what was on his mind throughout and we wanted to make sure that we would get through this and accomplish the mission. But it was clearly very tense. A lot of people holding their breath."

Brennan said "there was a tremendous sigh of relief" when they believed bin Laden was in fact at the compound.

[Updated 2:30 p.m. ET] A woman shielded Osama bin Laden from gunfire during the assault by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Monday.

"There was a female who was in fact in the line of fire that reportedly was used as a shield to shield bin Laden from the incoming fire," said John Brennan, Obama's adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism.

Brennan said it was his understanding that bin Laden picked up a weapon and was killed in the firefight with the U.S. forces carrying out the assault.

"He was engaged in a firefight," Brennan said of bin Laden. "Whether or not he got off any rounds, I don't know."

[Updated 2:21 p.m. ET] The decision by President Barack Obama to launch the assault that killed Osama bin Laden was one of the "gutsiest" calls by any president in recent memory, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Monday.

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, said that despite intelligence indicating that bin Laden was in the compound in Pakistan, there was no certainty the al Qaeda leader was actually there.

Obama "made what I believe was one of the ... gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory," Brennan said.

[Updated 2:08 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Monday that it was "inconceivable" that Osama bin Laden did not have some kind of support system in Pakistan that allowed him to live in hiding there.

John Brennan, the president's assistant on homeland security and counterterrorism, refused to speculate on what kind of support bin Laden might have received, or whether the Pakistani government or official Pakistani institutions had any role.

[Updated 1:39 p.m. ET] Officials compared DNA of the person killed at the Abbottabad compound with bin Laden "family DNA" to determine that the 9/11 mastermind had in fact been killed, a senior administration official said.

Four others in the compound also were killed. One of them was bin Laden's adult son, and another was a woman being used as a shield by a male combatant, officials said.

[Updated 12:39 p.m. ET] The compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces is located a bit more than 1,000 yards from a Pakistan Military Academy, raising some questions about how much information the Pakistan military may have had about his whereabouts.

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, said during a press conference that the Pakistani army has "a lot of explaining to do."

[Updated 12:27 p.m. ET] Senior defense officials said that for a majority of the 40 minute operation at the Abbottobad compound, special forces were involved in a firefight - clearing their way through two other floors before they reached Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden was not killed until the last five to ten minutes of the firefight, officials said.

Bin Laden and his family lived on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 3-story building, and those floors were cleared last, the official said. The official says one of bin Laden’s own wives identified his body to U.S. forces, after the team made visual identification themselves.

U.S. forces also recovered what a senior Intelligence official is calling “quite a bit of material.”

“There’s a robust collection of materials we need to sift through, and we hope to find valuable intelligence that will lead us to other players in al Qaeda,"  a senior intelligence official said.

The official added a Task Force has been set up “because of the sheer volume of material collected. That material is currently being exploited and analyzed.”

[Updated 12:25 p.m. ET] A soldier in a special forces unit based in Georgia told CNN on Monday that while the news of Osama bin Laden’s death is cause for celebration, elite military units have sprang into high alert.

“A lot of guys got their security clearances elevated due to what happened last night,” said Lamont, who didn’t give his last name because of what he said were security reasons. “I lot of people got called back” overseas, he said, adding that his unit already was scheduled for deployment as early as two weeks ago.

[Updated 12:22 p.m. ET] Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea according to Islamic law because no country was willing or able to take his body for burial on land, senior Defense officials said.

"When there is no land alternative, Islamic law dictates that the body be buried within 24 hours, and that was the basis," one official said. "

A second senior Defense official said there was no country willing or able to accept the body for burial, and U.S. forces "took pains to observe Muslim law."

"Today's religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian sea. The ceremony started at 1:10am and finished at 2:10am ET," the second official said. "Procedures for Islamic body were followed. The body was washed and placed in a white sheet. A military official read prepared remarks, which were then translated into Arabic by a native speaker. The body of Osama bin Laden was placed on a flat board, which was then tipped up, and allowed to slide into the sea."

[Updated 12:16 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama said Monday that he thinks "we can all agree this is a good day for America."

"Our country kept its commitment to see that justice is done," he said. The world, he said, is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden.

The successful operation to kill bin Laden reminds Americans that there is "nothing we can't do" when we work together, he said. That spirit, he said, is seen in the patriotic crowds that have gathered across the country.

"We're reminded that we're fortunate to have Americans who have dedicated their lives to protecting ours," he said. "As commander-in-chief, I could not be prouder."

[Updated 11:16 am. ET] A DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.

[Updated 11:09 am. ET] As the assault on bin Laden's compound commenced, the United States had a number of U.S. aircraft flying protective missions, according to a senior U.S. military official. None of the aircraft entered Pakistani airspace but they were prepared to do so if needed, the official told CNN.

These included fixed wing fighter jets that would have provided firepower if the team came under opposition fire it could not handle. There were also armed and unarmed Predator drones providing additional firepower as well as surveillance. The Air Force also had a full team of combat search and rescue helicopters including MH-53 Pave Low and HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters flying.

[Updated at 11:07 a.m.] Pakistanis passed along raw phone-tap data to the United States that eventually led to Osama bin Laden's killing, but they failed to analyze or interpret the information themselves, a Pakistani intelligence official told CNN.

The details of what Pakistanis did or didn't know or do about the daring American operation to kill bin Laden - from intelligence gathering to the execution of the raid - remained unclear Monday.

But the intelligence official said that information about bin Laden and the people in the compound where he stayed "slipped from" Pakistan's "radar" over the months.

The intelligence official said Pakistan regularly passed along intelligence of interest to Americans.

The official did not say over what period the data was collected, but noted that from September the United States "was concentrating on this."

He added that much of the focus was on a courier coming and going to the compound. He did not give the courier's nationality or name.

Osama bin Laden was not in contact with other militant networks while he was there and maintained "an invisible footprint," the official said.

Of the raid, he said, "I think they came in undetected and went out the same day."

He added Pakistan officials do not think there were any U.S. intelligence personnel on the ground ahead of the special operations forces.

[Updated 10:55 a.m. ET] A U.S. official disputed reports that bin Laden had altered his appearance to avoid recognition.

The official said Bin Laden was recognizable on scene. He was "not transformed somehow."

A visual ID was made, there were photo comparisons and other facial recognition used to identify him, the official said. A second official said that in addition to DNA there was full biometric analysis of facial and body features.

[Updated 10:50 a.m. ET] There was no indication bin Laden was going to surrender when the U.S. launched its operation, a U.S. official said.

"There was no evidence they tried to surrender," the official told CNN. “The order going in was to get UBL (Osama bin Laden)”

“All of the contingency planning was that we would encounter heavy resistance," the U.S. official said. "That is what we expected and what happened. Obviously if everybody had put there hands up and surrendered we would have taken them but that did not happen and we did not expect it.”

That assumption bore itself out, the official said.

“We encountered resistance upon entering the compound," CNN was told.

A second U.S. official says the president's order was always to capture or kill bin Laden. The second official said the assumption all along was there would be no surrender by the al Qaeda leader.

The official said that the mission was originally supposed to happen on Saturday, but would not discuss why it was delayed until Sunday.

[Updated 9:56 a.m. ET] Posters to some of the radical websites that bin Laden's terrorist network used to speak to the world celebrated him as a martyr and vowed the group will continue despite its leader's death.

"Congratulations for dying as a martyr and a fighter in the sake of Allah," one poster wrote.

"We won't cry today, but we will revenge. Men and women in America will cry." another post read, echoing warnings from Western leaders that the terrorist network will almost certainly move to avenge bin Laden's death.

The sites, frequented by radical Islamists who subscribed to bin Laden's philosophies, have played a significant role in attracting and radicalizing potential terror recruits and the broader radical Islamist community and have been frequently used by al Qaeda and its affiliates to broadcast statements.

Many of the posters reacting to bin Laden's death referred to him as a "shaheed," or martyr. One was headlined "The Lion of Jihad was killed in a fierce battle."

[Updated 9:56 a.m. ET]  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the death of Osama bin Laden sends a message to the Taliban in Afghanistan that "you cannot wait us out. You cannot defeat us. But you can make the choice to abandon al Qaeda" and participate in a peaceful political process.

Bin Laden's death comes at a time of "great movements toward freedom and democracy" in the Middle East and elsewhere, she said.

"There is no better rebuke to al Qaeda and its heinous ideology," she said. "The fight continues and we will never waiver."

Some doubted bin Laden would ever be caught, she said, but "this is America. ... We persevere, and we get the job done."

[Updated 9:45 a.m. ET] U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that "Osama bin Laden is dead and justice has been done."

"I want to offer my thoughts and prayers" to families of those killed due to bin Laden's campaign of terror, she said.

His attacks showed "no value for human life or regard for human dignity," she said. But now "justice has been served."

Clinton offered thanks to military, diplomatic, and security officials who launched "broad, deep, very impressive effort" to hunt down bin Laden as part of the anti-terror campaign.

"We must take this opportunity to renew our resolve and redouble our effort" in Afghanistan and elsewhere, she said.

[Updated 9:19 a.m. ET] Terrorists "almost certainly will attempt to avenge" the death of Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Leon Panetta said in a message sent to agency employees.

[Updated 8:52 a.m. ET] The operation targeting Osama bin Laden was designed and executed as an operation to kill him, rather than to take him alive, a U.S. government official tells CNN.

[Updated 8:40 a.m. ET] Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said both countries "cooperated in making sure" that the operation leading to Osama bin Laden's death was "successful." Husain Haqqani told CNN's "American Morning" that President Barack Obama called Pakistan's president to thank him for Pakistan's cooperation.

[Updated, 8:12 a.m. ET] The operation that led to Osama bin Laden's death was American action, a Pakistani official told CNN. "We assisted only in terms of authorization of the helicopter flights in our airspace," said the official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak about the issue. "In any event, we did not want anything to do with such an operation in case something went wrong," the official said.

[Updated, 7:30 a.m. ET] A U.S. government official tells CNN that DNA matching is underway on the samples from the body of Osama bin Laden. The matching has not been completed, but there are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual that is not unrecognizable as bin Laden.

No decision has yet been made on whether to release the photographs and if so, when and how.

[Updated, 5:38 a.m. ET] For much of the world, Osama bin Laden was the face of al Qaeda. He was, after all, the man who oversaw the September 11, 2001, attacks.

With bin Laden gone, the question now becomes "What happens to al Qaeda?"

Within hours of bin Laden's death, questions began to emerge about who would take the helm of the organization and whether it would create an opportunity for other Islamic organizations to step up.

"Al Qaeda is weakened. But it doesn't mean that the United States has no challenges," Steven L. Spiegel, director for Middle East development at the University of California Los Angeles, said early Monday.

[Updated, 5:22 a.m. ET] Diana Massaroli, whose husband Michael was killed on September 11, 2001 when a jet plane slammed into the World Trade Center, said the death of bin Laden helped give her closure.

"I'm missing him, but I feel that justice has been done," she said at ground zero, the site where the World Trade Center once stood, holding a picture of Michael.

"I feel some overall calm that I haven't felt in 10 years. I never thought it would happen... never thought it would give me a feeling of closure," she said.

But, she added, "I feel better... like I can start a new chapter in my life."

[Updated, 3:36 a.m. ET] Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday he hopes the world believes that his country is "not the place of terrorism," hours after the United States announced that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in neighboring Pakistan.

"If the international troops are the true allies of Afghans, now they should come up to say that killing of the Afghans, women, children and elders was not a good idea in the last many years as it was happening on a daily basis," Karzai said on RTA TV.

[Updated, 3:12 a.m. ET] A U.S. official said that Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea.  The official said his body was handled in the Islamic tradition, but did not elaborate.

[Updated, 2:31 a.m. ET] U.S. officials said they used facial imaging and other methods to identify the body of Osama bin Laden.

One official said it was clear to the assault force that the body matched bin Laden's description, but they used "facial recognition work, amongst other things, to confirm the identity."

A senior national security official said that they had multiple confirmations that the body was bin Laden, saying they had the "ability to run images of the body and the face."

The national security official would not confirm if DNA testing was performed.

[Updated, 2:15 a.m. ET] The leader of an Afghanistan opposition party on Monday said the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden proves that Pakistan is a "haven" for terror groups.

U.S. forces killed bin Laden in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

"Killing of Osama bin Laden is pleasant news for Afghans, and now it's proven that al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are not based in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a haven for them," said Abdullah  Abdullah, the leader of the Hope and Change political party in Afghanistan.

[Updated, 1:56 a.m. ET] The United States' Department of Homeland Security did not immediately raise the terror-threat level in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, a department official told CNN early Monday.

"We remain at a heightened state of vigilance.  Secretary (Janet) Napolitano has been clear since announcing the NTAS (National Terrorism Advisory System) in January that we will only issue alerts when we have specific or credible information to convey to the American public," the official said.

[Updated, 1:42 a.m. ET] Former President George W. Bush said of the death of Osama bin Laden:  "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, 1:36 a.m. ET] As news of bin Laden's death reached people via cell phones late Sunday, thousands of fans at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game chanted "USA! USA!" in the ninth inning of a Phillies-Mets game.

[Updated, 1:26 a.m. ET] A congressional source familiar with the operation that killed Osama bin Laden confirmed that the terror mastermind was shot in the head during the U.S. raid, according to a briefing the source received, CNN's Dana Bash reports.

The source would not go into details of others who were killed, except to say the operation was conducted carefully to avoid harming women and children.

Asked if there is any intelligence that shows whether bin Laden's death could trigger pre-planned attacks, the source said no, but added there is obvious concern about retaliation.

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[Updated, 1:14 a.m. ET] Video from Pakistan's Geo TV is showing a fire at what apparently is the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound where U.S. President Barack Obama said a "small team of Americans" launched a firefight Sunday that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death.

Here is the video:

[Updated, 1:08 a.m. ET] Crowds continue to celebrate Osama bin Laden's death at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York and outside the White House in Washington.

One of the celebrants in New York, retired New York City police officer Bob Gibson, said he knew people who died in the September 11 attacks.

"I never thought this night would come, where we would actually capture or kill bin Laden, and thank the lord, he's been eliminated, to put it politely," Gibson told CNN's Jason Carroll. "A lot of us .. gave up. But it did come, and a lot of us are overjoyed that it happened."

[Updated, 12:54 a.m. ET] CNN's Chris Lawrence, citing U.S. officials, reports that the compound where bin Laden was found - in Abbotabad, Pakistan, about 100 kilometers outside Pakistan's capital of Islamabad - was three stories tall, and about eight times larger than any of the buildings around it.

An official said a "small U.S. team" was involved in the operation at the compound - the official would not confirm any U.S. military involvement. An official said bin Laden resisted the assault - and was killed in the firefight.

Three other men were killed in the firefight, and a woman being used as a human shield was also killed, the officials said. There were no U.S. casualties, the officials said. The U.S. team was at the compound for about 40 minutes, officials said.

A U.S. helicopter crashed during the raid because of mechanical reasons, an official said. It was destroyed, the officials said.

[Updated, 12:54 a.m. ET] A senior administration official told reporters that U.S. President Barack Obama's administration did not share intelligence gathered before the attack on bin Laden in Pakistan with any other country - including Pakistan - for security reasons.

The official said that only a small group of people inside the U.S. government knew about this operation targeting Osama bin Laden in advance.

[Updated, 12:44 a.m. ET] Many hundreds of people have gathered at the former World Trade Center site in New York City, cheering news of Osama bin Laden's death.

Chants of "USA! USA!" are coming from the crowd.

"It's just the most out-of body experience to feel so involved in history, this such a historic moment for our country right now," a woman told CNN's Jason Carroll.

[Updated, 12:35 a.m. ET] The U.S. State Department warned Americans living abroad of "enhanced potential for anti-American violence" following the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.  The announcement was made in a worldwide travel alert issued early Monday.

[Updated, 12:24 a.m. ET] A team of U.S. Navy SEALs carried out the operation in Pakistan that ended in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN's Chris Lawrence reported.  The operation lasted about 40 minutes, and the team had practiced the raid a few times.

Earlier, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, citing  a senior Pakistani intelligence official, reported that members of Pakistan's intelligence service - the ISI - were on site in Abbotabad, Pakistan, during the operation that killed  bin Laden. The official said he did not know who fired the shot that actually killed Bin Laden.

[Updated, 12:11 a.m. ET] Members of Pakistan's intelligence service - the ISI - were on site in Abbotabad, Pakistan, during the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports, citing a senior Pakistani intelligence official. The official said he did not know who fired the shot that actually killed Bin Laden.

[Updated, 12:06 a.m. ET] The crowd celebrating bin Laden's death outside the White House has grown significantly. Lots of cheering and waving of the U.S. flag.

Here is video of the crowd:

[Updated, 11:59 p.m. ET] More detail on where Osama bin Laden was killed: Forces killed him at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after a firefight, U.S. President Barack Obama said.

Cooperation with Pakistan helped lead U.S. forces to Osama bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding, President Barack Obama said.

Obama said he ordered the attack after he decided last week that the United States had actionable intelligence that bin Laden was in the compound.

[Updated, 11:56 p.m. ET] U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world were placed on high alert following the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death, a senior U.S. official said. The U.S. State Department should be sending out a new "worldwide caution" for Americans shortly.

[Updated, 11:44 p.m. ET] Bin Laden was killed in a military operation in Pakistan that U.S. President Barack Obama ordered today, Obama said.

Obama said he was told last August that the United States had developed a possible lead on bin Laden - intelligence on bin Laden hiding in a compound in Pakistan. Obama said he determined last week that the United States had actionable intelligence.

"Today at my direction, the United States directed a targeted operation against that compound," Obama said.

Bin Laden was killed after a firefight, and forces took custody of his body, the president said. No Americans were harmed, Obama said.

[Updated, 11:36 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead.

"Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda," Obama said.

[Updated, 11:33 p.m. ET]  Osama bin Laden was killed by a "U.S. military asset," according to a senior U.S. official.

Earlier, a senior U.S. official says bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation shortly.

[Updated, 11:20 p.m. ET] A crowd that has gathered outside the White House is singing the national anthem, within an hour after reports that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed.

The group also chanted, "USA! USA!" and "Hey, hey, goodbye!" in reference to  bin Laden.

A senior U.S. official says bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation shortly.

[Updated, 11:15 p.m. ET] Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official tells CNN.

Congressional and administration sources say U.S. officials have the body of bin Laden. Further details around his death were not immediately available.

Bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, the terrorist network behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation shortly.

[Updated, 10:55 p.m. ET] A woman whose mother was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11 expressed "relief" over reports that Osama bin Laden is dead.

In an e-mail to CNN, Carrie Lemack said: "Cannot express how this feels to my family, but relief is one word.  We hope we can now focus on all that that madman took, namely nearly 3,000 + innocent victims, and not on him."

[Updated, 10:55 p.m. ET] Osama bin Laden is dead, sources told CNN Sunday night.

Congressional and administration sources say U.S. officials have the body of bin Laden, who was reportedly killed in Afghanistan. The details about his death were not immediately available.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation shortly.

[Updated, 10:45 p.m. ET]  Osama bin Laden is dead, CNN's John King reported Sunday night, citing sources.

[Initial post, 10:09 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement Sunday night, tentatively at 10:30 p.m., the White House said. The subject of his address was not known.

Obama is expected to address national security in his speech, a source said.

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  1. Drone

    It's True,I got him.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Clarice Snell

    John King should be ashamed of acting like a spotlight hound. I don't know what President Obama has to say, but I'd much rather hear it from him and not CNN's John King and Wolfe Blitzer. There is something to be said about news reporters that are spotlight hounds.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Wait so if Fox News and then John King on CNN broke the news before Obama, doesn't that mean Fox News killed Osama? By Democrat logic I would say so since they are giving Obama credit by merely being the occupant/teleprompter reader in the Oval Office...

      May 2, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • DSC01

      I don't know Dave. Did Fox and CNN countermand Bush' order to stay out of Pakistan, in the search for bin Laden?

      May 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lucky

    Its all a lie

    May 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      See Lucky here's the thing a person like you will likely never accept this, but maybe I can help you see why suggesting this is a conspiracy is so flawed. I don't think you're wrong to question your government, there have been many times in my life where I did not trust what my govt, or my commander in chief was telling me. But to just blindly shout conspiracy in the face of facts makes you look ignorant. Here is why:

      We are talking about Osama Bin Laden a man that while alive hated the United States of America ( Im sure we can all agree on that) So if this really was a scam don't you think that Osama would be incredibly excited to hop in front of his webcam and make one of his little videos to prove that the President of the United States just lied to the world? Of course he would, this would be a huge blow to the US govt since they could not back track in anyway, we couldnt say we made a mistake because we already said we have confirmed DNA evidence. This would of course cause an uproar. Our Government is not this stupid.

      And this my friend is why just blindly saying things just to say them without thinking them through makes you look like a not so smart guy.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trish

      I believe its a BS lie too Lucky.... No Body??? They dumped it in the ocean! Oh come on now. Where is his body? Did you see a picture of his dead body with a bullet hole in his head? This supposed "killing", that I dont believe happened, did not stop the terrorism and never will

      May 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinky5

      Conspiracy monkeys base their entire premise on a group of people in the government who can orchestrate huge scams in complete secrecy.
      Get.
      Friggin.
      Real.

      May 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nunya business

    Bin Ladin it is....Dammit

    May 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tara

    Cesar pull your head out

    May 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Clarice Snell

    There is something also to be said about new's agencies that allow this type of behavior. It is not good!

    May 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @batataaaaaa

    It took only 10 years. Good Job!!!

    May 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D.Cheney

    My daughter is still a lesbi@n.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nunya business

    Check out Mars, Talk about what they found there, Lieing SOB's

    May 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • BDakota95

      and what did Nasa find that our gov supposedly "lied' about????

      May 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    i think its another lie. all he does is lie. but go figure. look at him.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • UHM

      And you are? White? Better? A scholar? Capable of doing better?
      Let us know!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • GTFO

      Yea he's black look at him, right?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tara Ross

    Want to see the body and have DNA test

    May 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nader

      hes been dead for 9 years now since the bombing in tora bora.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • JesusFish

      Whatever, it is dead.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • S

      I'm with you. I think proof is the least we should get after this decade long fiasco.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      There are ways around the truth...kind of like the birth certificate!! Now is the time for his followers to retaliate!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kari

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.10150386849965521.601096.751165520#!/photo.php?fbid=10150577475280521&set=a.10150386849965521.601096.751165520&type=1&theater

      May 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      And a long-form birth certificate and his educational records, too? They have his body, it's been confirmed. A story like this doesn't get released with the president making a late-night speech unless there's 100% certainty.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • whodacares

      Psshhhh... it's more important we see Obama's kindergarten grades. Don't you know where America's priorities are?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy Axelson

      Is John King drunk???????

      May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • thorrsman

      Tests have already been done or this would not have been announced.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      USA! USA! USA!.... is John Roberts drinking?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bumcheek7

      He's been dead for years.Osama's family are old Bush/Big Oil buddies, and his 'death' was announced by Bhutto of Pakistan and she was assassinated 2 weeks later. It was a double or a frozen corpsicle !

      May 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • dominogirl7

      Excellent job, President Obama! Finally! Why couldn't Bush get the job done?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      get outta my head, Amy... it's scarey in there! LOL ^5

      May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ALEX

      I DONT KNOW why this made me so happy that i jumped up from the couch and started singing 🙂 yay

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • N.Clark

      What will the USA Government do with the body of Bin Laden. Do not let him become a martyr with a known grave site.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Hill(Cookeville,TN)

      They celebrated on the day we were attacked. NOW, it's our turn to celebrate!!! The Americans killed him and keeps the bounty money....That bounty money should go to every victim of 9/11....Justice has been served!!!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richele

      I hope he suffered.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Donald

      I want ot see the Death Certificate. If he's really dead, why is Obama not producing the Death Certificate?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      and compare his dna sample to what exactly? i would be quite surprised if the US had a for-certain sample of osama bin laden's dna so they could run a test.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louann Yarnall

      Thanks go to our Troops and President Bush !! Not Obama !!!!!! He was related to him .. He was probably there having Dinner with him...

      May 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martin

      Glad Obama is taking his time to make an accurate statement, unlike Bush, with his nonexistent Weapons of Mass Destruction.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      death certificate, birth certificate... both issued by the government. *pfft*

      May 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bumcheek7

      P.S. Where's George W. Bush and Evil Dick Cheney and Rummy and Turd Blossom Rove and Condi Rice et. al. – partying and laughing about their ill-gotten gains and how they'll profit from the war machines and KBR (formerly Halliburton') for their upcoming WWIII !

      May 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • farmerjeani

      Is that the long form DNA certificate?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • farmerjeani

      Canadian Reader
      I'm wondering why, if you are Canadian, you know or even care what promises Obama fulfilled or not? he promised heath care and passed it. He promised not to raise taxes on those who make $250,000 a year or less and didn't. He promised to create jobs and did (check the decrease in unemployment). In what way did he disappoint you?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mac

      Tara : Here you are http://www.bartamanpatrika.com/

      May 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Nader, why didn't you tell anyone you knew this?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catholic MOM and Wife

      Um, there is no face left to have a picture, thus the DNA testing. Not to sound harsh, but honestly – you do not need to see it.... this is something you either believe or you do not.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • some emo kid

      We took the high road by getting DNA samples and disposing of his body in a respectful way. He killed women and children, and we didn't even chain him to a dead pig before we dumped him. They can't say we tortured him, or gave him a slave's death by hanging; he died by the gun which is more than his victims can say and his grave cannot become a shrine. Their move now, and I bet their move is to be VERY QUIET while they back away from us.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Ian, he has relatives who HATE him. His brother's perfume company used to be huge. Their motto was "When you think perfume, think bin Laden." His niece is a New York rapper. We have lots of DNA samples.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ashley

    Have you heard..Osama Bin Laden is Dead....for the 5 millionth time in a row.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art In Chicago

      Say it again!!!!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      Music to my ears!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • thorrsman

      You do understand that official U.S. sources would not be saying this if they had not already gotten the DNA results back, right?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cami

      what is a DNA test going to mean to average people??? we're not microbiologists , them just saying some DNA result was found doesn't mean anything , its still WORD OF MOUTH as of right now ......... SHOW US A GOD DAYUM PICTURE!!!!!!!!! u know they won't.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronsGayDad

      u sound real dumb

      May 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • stephanie Beatrice

      I AGREE... I COULD SAY I KNOW I HAVE JIMMY HOFFA.....but without a body to show would u believe me????

      May 2, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Meatpancake

      Microbiologists study bacteria. You are looking for Geneticist. As you are ignorant of what that means, the Bin Laden family gave DNA to compare years ago. They'll show the photos. It means that if they did, it wil be 99.9997% likely to be him.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      His family did not GIVE DNA. The US took the DNA. The story I heard is that his sister had cancer and was being treated in the US. She died in this country and we got a supeona for her brain! creepy, eh?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      You ... calling someone else ignorant ... that is funny ... and you just BELIEVE that the DNA they are testing came from a body they KILLED yesterday .... because you NEVER heard the government tell a lie??? Do you want to BUY SOME SWAMP LAND I HAVE FOR SALE TOO?? Please tell me HOW they prove to me that they did not get the DNA SAMPLE from a perfectly LIVE bin laden they gave FREE ride to the virgin islands to his NEW hide out ... and NOT some corpse?? oh and for the SPELLING BEE ENTHOUISAST HERE .... there is a DIFFERENT BLOG FOR YOU somewhere else ... google "spelling bee" ...

      May 2, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Naomi

      The DNA must be back or they would NOT be annoucing this-and it doesn't take a microbiologist to understand the SIMPLE concept of DNA-google it is you need to!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      10 yrs and all of a sudden they killed him they say they have dna from his sister they compared it too but they cant show pictures of the body because it wont look like him maybe because its his brother and thats why the dna matched the things he done all that evil and they bury him at sea because of his religion the government is hiding and lieing like they always do

      May 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • David, CA

      Bob- "Ten years and all of a sudden they killed him..."

      What fantasy world do you live in where 10 years = "all of a sudden" ?

      May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • DNA xpert

      Microbiologist? ...try geneticist or molecular biologist. Please try to be less ignorant of anything that doesn't involve a conspiracy theory.

      May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Mtnmeic

      Is THAT how you folks in the backwater parts of Republican ideology spell "damn"? Wow...talk about illiterate.
      And uneducated.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • petercha

      Hate much, Mtnmeic? And yet you liberals are the first to preach love. Hypocrisy at it's finest.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really now??

      And the Republicans are not hypocrites?

      May 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • petercha

      Conservatives don't constantly go around telling people to love one another. Liberals do. That's what makes them the hypocrites when they spout hatred.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • BCohio

      Right on Brother, You are RIGHT!...

      May 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • braveheart

      Hypocrite is greek for acting of actors.. Both the republicans and democrats are great hypocrites lol.

      May 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • kay smith

      i totally agree..where is the proof and the pictures of the bodies they showed pictures of sadam when he was dead

      May 2, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • autoworker

      If you hear from Mr O B L within the next month then its a fake

      May 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emel

      Get back to work and stop making obvious statements....

      May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • CVaughn

      The safest way for them to end this is WITHOUT the release of the body or pictures of the body. Both would be used in propaganda to both incite and recruit new terrorists. By quick burial at sea with no photos, they have been denied the opportunity to enshrine and further build him up as a martyr.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MS

      pl check Timesofindia.com... pic is there

      May 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • angelina

      not only did they show pictures they show live stream of hanging the man so please explain as to why there isn't any of this??????????????? something fishy here folks

      May 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      What is a picture going to prove to anyone? Photos can be doctored. The fact is, if you can't accept what's been reported, then you won't be convinced by a photo or video anyway. Even if you saw the man in person, laying dead before you, you'd not be qualified to say for certain it was him and not an imposture/look alike. So, if you can't accept that intelligence, witnesses and DNA are proof, why demand any additional so-called proof?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • musings

      Anybody know the gospel for the Sunday after Easter this year? Doubting Thomas.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharkster

      Because we know how our government operates from past experiences

      May 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      The government wants you to believe all there so called intel. They never show proof of anything. Bin Laden is probably in there custody and being interrogated. The government would not want anyone to know about an interrogation, so they claim they dumped him overboard at sea. Keep up the lies, but there are still some people out there who have removed the blind fold and can see that things dont look right

      May 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ehsan

      I agree with you completely Tim. These Tea party or republicans supporters no difference than the radical Islamists. Either they are brainwashed or blinded by their own beliefs. So no matter what you say nothing going to chnage because you are just talking to a thing not a being. lol

      Anyway, I do not think this is the right time to talk about politics but yet there are so many comments regarding Obama. Its a real shame but it also prove that how didvided we are even in this situation.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • VanBhlau

      100% WITH YOU! SHOW THE GOLD! WE DESERVE BETTER!!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • modelem

      you would rather have a photo, which can easily be photoshopped, than to have dna confirmation? What kind of moron are you? No one is asking you to personally analyze the dna samples, other independent sources will do that and you can just take their word for it if you don't believe the government.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • BC

      Just because the Government tells you hes dead and to trust them "we did a dna test" doesnt make it true. Why so quick to dispose of the body? Properly Berry 'd? Get it? see what I did? Fools!!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colorado Springs

      The Colorado Springs newspaper has an image up at http://www.gazette.com/articles/used-117301-washington-body.html The picture was somewhat squashed - or taken from the chin up–makes the face look shorter, but the teeth and ear match up to Googled images of him.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Me

      Colorado Springs,

      Google?! Are you serious? Is the air really that thin in Colorado? Please don't post anymore.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scholar

      http://www.euronews.net/2011/05/02/dead-bin-laden-photo-is-a-fake/

      May 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • DMBfan

      You should know that is a FAKE picture. It has already been discredited by MULTIPLE reputable news sources. Quit putting out false information and use your brain.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • DSC01

      The picture that circulating that purports to be bin Laden's dead body is in fact a fake. MSNBC found the image it was edited from on the Internet and laid a transparency of it over the photoshop. They match up exactly.

      May 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mydogsays

      A photograph is definitely not solid evidence at all since the invention of Photoshop.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SDN

      Nothing is 'solid evidence' since the invention of stupid.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duo

      DNA actually means something measurable. Photos are easy to fake. Science actually works. More science. Less religion, less ignorance.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • CVaughn

      I hope to he*l not. Frankly, a picture of his dead body would further incite Al Quaeda and they would use it for recruitment and propaganda – further endangering our troops and citizens. Good for our president to have the forethought and wisdom to put the safety of soldiers and citizens above the morbid curiosity of fringe conspiracy theorists.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mlmini

      You have got to be kidding me right, this POTUS could care less about our safety or the safety of our Honorable men and women that are in harms way.........the POTUS is a joke and he had nothing to do with this. The Navy Seals did all this not odumbo! If it were in fact done!

      May 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RepuliKKKan

      Hate much?

      May 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sixoh

      ...and this coming from someone with a screen name like this. Also, an ignorance in history.
      His should read "DemoKKKrat"

      May 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Connie? Is that you?

      May 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • GnatB

      what would a photo prove? That somebody in the administration has rudimentary photoshop skills?

      Sooner or later it all boils down to taking somebodies word for it.

      Of course, the real question is what does it matter?

      The only real positive effect I see this having is closure for the victims/family of 9/11. Nobody thinks OBL has been in any real leadership of anything for years, so in the wider scheme of things all his death did is possibly create a Martyr. IMO OBL was probably more dangerous dead than alive... and now he's dead.

      I'm not entirely convinced taking him out was a good move. Sure, it may help Obama get reelected. Sure, it brings closer to the family/friends of 9/11 victims... but at what cost?

      May 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      We are talking about Osama Bin Laden a man that while alive hated the United States of America ( Im sure we can all agree on that) So if this really was a scam don't you think that Osama would be incredibly excited to hop in front of his webcam and make one of his little videos to prove that the President of the United States just lied to the world? Of course he would, this would be a huge blow to the US govt since they could not back track in anyway, we couldnt say we made a mistake because we already said we have confirmed DNA evidence. This would of course cause an uproar. Our Government is not this stupid.

      And this my friend is why just blindly saying things just to say them without thinking them through makes you look like a not so smart guy.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      To just blindly shout conspiracy in the face of facts makes you look ignorant. Here is why:

      We are talking about Osama Bin Laden a man that while alive hated the United States of America ( Im sure we can all agree on that) So if this really was a scam don't you think that Osama would be incredibly excited to hop in front of his webcam and make one of his little videos to prove that the President of the United States just lied to the world? Of course he would, this would be a huge blow to the US govt since they could not back track in anyway, we couldnt say we made a mistake because we already said we have confirmed DNA evidence. This would of course cause an uproar. Our Government is not this stupid.

      And this my friend is why just blindly saying things just to say them without thinking them through makes you look like a not so smart guy.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BduBs

      I agree entirely with the fact that the U.S gov't wouldnt lie because it would blow up in their faces. Also there really is no solid proof they can give us. It's either you believe them or you don't.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whywhywhy?

      your argument makes sense Kevin and I am not a conspiracy nut, but as a person who likes to know both sides of the story I am familiar with some of them. You are right, I don't think the president would go up there and lie to everybody, but he doesn't have to. I dim it possible that even the president can be used as a tool; I mean, Obama is to certain extent and just like us, simply acting on what other officials tell him. Who these other officials are? We have no idea. It is also true that OBL would have appeared in some video already refuting claims of his death, but conspirators also have an answer for that one, they say the US orchestrated 9/11. Did they pin it on OBL? or did OBL went along with it and they are simply retiring him in some way. It is clear this country is politically debated between two parties, but is also true that no matter which party is in power, some interests remain the same and someone has to make sure they are tended to no matter what. Is this person the president? I hope, but as all of you, I am not sure. You want to call me a conspiracy nut? go ahead. I aam simply asking for something they shouldn't have any trouble providing, proof.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeHouston

      Should we take a "birther's" point of view seriously? Go sit with "the Donald"...

      May 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinky5

      OK, let's take your point of view for a moment.

      You really expect us to believe that a group of people in the government could muster the resources to deceive the whole freakin' world (except you of course) with complete secrecy in their ranks?

      You are not looking at both sides. You are so ignorant you can't see anything.

      May 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catholic MOM and Wife

      There will not be a picture because there was no face left to show..... thus, why they needed DNA testing – much like we would use dental records.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Oh really? And you were there to witness this?
      Then why is the media reporting the official word from the White House as being that Osama was identified by his face first, but DNA samples were taken for proof-positive?

      May 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Oh really–no face, huh? And you were a witness to Osama 's face being gone, right? Or perhaps you're just guessing. All the media reports that the White House states Osama was first identified by his face (ergo, it wasn't blown off as you suggested) and took DNA samples for proof-positive.
      Perhaps you should try reading the news before you make your assumptions.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just saying.....

      kore de ii no da

      May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Cami, if you want to take this further, if you're counting on a photo as actual proof that he's dead, photo's can be altered. It happens every day. I'm not saying that Osama bin Laden isn't dead, but DNA & photos are fool proof.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dick Cheney

      He's not dead! He will live forever in my heart, wherever it is today. Probably in a jar in a medical laboratory or something.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyclone127

      C'mon Cami, you know you believe ALL the results n the MAURY SHOW!

      May 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stardust

      or the longform birth certificate

      May 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatever

      you do understand that official U.S. sources tend to talk out of their *ss.
      Obahhhhma still wont have a 2nd term in office

      May 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • All Seeing Eye

      I am pretty his chances are good he will have a second term in office. Just wait (whatever) its all politics. Hey don't cry when he does.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • I rock

      I'm pretty too

      May 2, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Nice Ace

      nobody cares...we are discussing osama death ...not you ...unless u wanna be dead too.....you wanna get recognized go cheer outside the whitehouse with the rest of the people....

      May 2, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      So, not only are you an intellectiual midget, you're also an anti-semite.

      One question: do you walk in an upright position or do your knuckles drag, moron?

      May 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark Mywords

      Typical insult from a jew!!! meaningless!!! Prove to me and the rest of the world (lmao) that you are a semite? You can't because you are not, you are a khazar twisted POS!!! The "jews" are the biggest anti semites going for what they are doing to Gaza!!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • andie

      well, I'm proud to be a navy wife today...my husband's ship is out with the USS Vinson in the Arabian Sea...the Vinson is the lead ship in the 5th Fleet Squadran....but now I'm on alert and they need to get out of there

      May 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Why do we have to tear each other down? If you don't support the Democrats fine – don't support them. If you don't support the Republicans fine – don't support them. But let's not tear each other down in the process. We are all Americans who love our Country. We all want the same things for our Country, our selves, our families and our futures. This country will only be built up by it's citizens, not by the government.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • tkb

      So because Osama is dead our economy is recovering??? What country do you live in?? Hello?? His health care reform is a nightmare!! So I guess you think this will bring down the price of gas too??? Our economy will not recover as long as Obama is president.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • jostam

      Obama got it done. He is re-elected

      May 2, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Molly

      its going to take a lot more than this for me to vote for Obama for re-election.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Margaret Wells

      Just what do you want Molly?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • JuneBug

      Sarah Palin

      May 2, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • GOP = thugs and liers

      a white president

      May 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      I'd rather be a lier than a liar. Lol.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      He'd probably have to turn into a white Tea Partier. :-}

      May 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • GI JOe

      I guess what will happen next is obamas wife will go on vacation again to celibrate !! This is the first time I ever heard of a first lady being referred to as a baboon. Obama takes the credit in a political speech and not once did i hear him pat the navy seals on the back.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      maby there were no seals. they are a easy scape goat when it really could have been devgroov (seal team 6), delta, or the new marine counter terrorism unit. hell they could have flew HRT in (although i highly doubt it). i am pretty sure they would use counter terrorism units for this not basic special forces.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Oldstyle

      Didn't know there was a "basic" special forces. And FYI it's not a marine ct unit, it's called MARSOC. It's role is not as a CT unit.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Basic special forces?? Youre an idiot and have no idea what youre talking about.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ideal

      well, Devgru(seal team six) are navy seals too , therefore there is need to mention exactly wich team there was, because when it comes to counter terrorism, and in this case to the worlds most dangerous terrorist the best were called and they are navy seals and in this case Seal team Six

      May 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Causal

      From the transcript: "We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country." Next time you should actually listen to the speech before you shoot your mouth off.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Are you stupid? Did you even listen to the whole statement?

      May 2, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike B

      Way to spell 'celebrate' correctly. If you're going to insult people, don't be an illiterate troll.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • zzzzz

      take a chill pill and enjoy the moment 🙂

      May 2, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • kristen1517

      let me join u with the chill pill. u a live one i can tell z.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamnotfooled

      Some people are never satisfied. There is only one reason for such a blatant statement and I think we all know what it is.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Molly, if Obama walked on water you still would not vote for him.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curry 2/29FA

      Why Molly? U mean u accept what former President Bush Jr. done to American? I wonder if it's because President Obama is black, & former President Bush is white?

      May 2, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna

      How did Obama "get it done" was he there with the Seals?

      I dont think so. The men that put there lives on the line were there while he just gave the order!!!

      The Seals got it done.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nora

      Obama did not "get it done" you twit. The Navy Seals did the job. If you're going to credit Obama, you must also credit Bush. This operation was in the making for five years, so bush was still in office.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Actually you're wrong Nora, it must be nice to just say things and not know the facts.

      Anyway the TRUTH is that the search for Osama started in 1998 after the African embassy bombings, Bush didnt start anything, Osama has been a most wanted terrorist for years before 9/11 happened

      May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      What president is ever in person or on-site during war fare?? He constructed the entire operation over a period of years. Give the man some credit.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancy

      Ok. You're about that but it was done under President Obama watch. So proud of our Commander in Chief and the U.S. Navy Seals. Yes We Can! 2012:-)

      May 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Our Boys

      ok... First of all to all those who think OBAMA did this they are wrong. It was our men and women that are fighting for our freedom. They are the reason This man is dead. OBAMA had nothing to do with it of course he will take the applause from all you morons out there. but please before you vote to re-elect this man look at the things he has done " Which is nothing good for our country" and give or men and women the applause they deserve for fighting for our freedom and getting the job done.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Obama is great,he got the bad guy you should vote for him, his name in history the Greatest President Period.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Someone

      Why do you think this event happened in the first place? Let me answer that, to get Obama relected. The fat cats don't want Donald in office. Everyone should know Osama died a long time ago. Why can't we see the body like Saddams? This fake picture going around doesn't help.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BDakota95

      If Osama died a long time ago...then why has he been on video within the last two years commenting on recent events???? I really hate people like you.......really. Zero common sense.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancy

      This happen under his adminstration "democrat"! Under George Bush nothing happened. Look where we are now. That man you say that he hasn't done anything "Our Commander in Chief"is the man! Yes We Can! 2012

      May 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • okwhatevr

      If this is your reason to reelect Obama, you need to find a better one.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • rkowantz

      I would not jump & leap to the conclusion President will win the race for President because the US got Osama Bin Laden. A group of new issues will arise. Such as the U.S.A. spending over 100 billion a year just in Afganistan. Another isue why we continue to financial support Pakastan after they assisted Osama Bin Laden in hiding. There is no doubt the Pakistan secret service supported Osama Bin Landen in safe houses. The Pakistan's earned money from America and Osama Bin Laden. There is no reason for U.S.A to trust or support Pakistan . Except the need for U.S Military Bases in Pakistan and passgage through Pakistan to Afganistan.
      Remedy: Pull our troops out as raidly as possible and I do not mean over night. Once we no longer need passage to Afganistan. Pull the plug on funding to Afganistan. Funding to Afganistan should be paid by through and by NATO
      not just the U.S.A
      Funding to Afganistan paid per dismantling of Nuculear Weapons only. This action would ensure President Ombama's Presidential Race. In my opinion.

      May 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamnotfooled

      What are you un-American? share in the moment and leave your partisan politics aside.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • skytag

      You're obviously not prepared to discuss health care issues. Or any other issue most likely. The economy has recovered pretty well at this point and the market is doing well. It's just going to take time for unemployment to drop. Not Obama's fault.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • rollin

      It's not his fault, it's not Congresses fault, not even the corporate fat cats that tanked the economy....It's never anyone's fault. When the fact of the matter is that it is all our fault that the country is in the state that it is in. Every time one of us has looked the other way, not stood up to injustice, not demanded change, not voted, not boycotted, not spoke up we helped ourselves into the mire we are in now.

      And I swear if the gas/oil companies post record profits I am going to . . . . . . yeah right

      May 2, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Gloria

      Exactly. It is our fault!!!! And we want to blame the world.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • shadow

      This is a historic moment for our country. God bless our country!!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • horseyshytt

      This whole perpetrated lie is BS. Reasons? # 1...why would OBL's body be dumped at sea before bringing the SOB home for positive DNA identification. #2. DNA identification takes at least a week or more! How could this DNA evidence be valid in one day? #3. There have been NO retaliation terrorist attacks by MUSLIM extremists since this purported killing of OBL took place. #4. Election for the PUTZ OBUNGLER is next year...His popularity right now is at ALL TIME LOW! Those are enough reasons for me to think that this whole death of OBL is a LIE!!! End of Story!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Don't you have some bagging or some birthing you need to be doing somewhere?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • GokTurk

      Buried at sea??????? Reminds me of the time I beat up Mike Tyson, but alas, I buried the video at sea.....

      May 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • fGuOcPks

      you are a fool. everyone knows that nobody can beat up mike tyson

      May 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      HAHAHAHAHAHA teehee LOL

      May 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • OutOfContext

      I love you idiots
      "# 1...why would OBL's body be dumped at sea before bringing the SOB home for positive DNA identification.
      Answer: Why would the body need to be taken "home" before DNA analysis? In fact, there was an it confirms it was him.

      #2. DNA identification takes at least a week or more! How could this DNA evidence be valid in one day?
      Your ignorance does not mean it did not happen. I love how you idiots become experts on Islam and DNA science overnight.

      #3. There have been NO retaliation terrorist attacks by MUSLIM extremists since this purported killing of OBL took place.
      In the little over 12 hours since it was reported ... okay. I guess this must mean it's not true. ... LOL you can't be serious.

      #4. Election for the PUTZ OBUNGLER is next year...
      Yea, he shoulda waited until just before the election when it would have made a greater impact.

      Seems like you are attempting to lie to the rest of us. Not doing a very good job though ... 😉

      May 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • king

      The primary reason why DNA test take 5-10 days in the United States is due to the fact that they have to be done in over crowded labs, and are processed in the order that they were placed. When your dealing with the most wanted person in the world, you get your own lab for a DNA test and no line to wait in, hence why it only took 18 hours. It's only stupid of you to assume that the time period for an average joe like yourself to get a DNA test would be the same time period as for Osama Bin Laden....

      May 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Ok, we got DNA results. Now what did they compare it to? Was OBL's DNA in a database? Maybe it was collected from a glass found in a cave? Lets get CSI miami to figure this out.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane

      They've had Obamas DNA for YEARS. its always been in the news. Jane

      May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • CA Dude

      From members of his family just like with Saddam Hussein. CIA has (or at least should have) a DNA database sampled from family members of all dictators. Everybody doesn't dress up like Khadaffi and makes it easy for us 🙂

      May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RedSoxBALL

      They compared the DNA to his sisters who died in Boston hospital few years back.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • yesurstupid

      Stop watching CSI

      May 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheVillageBicycle

      I agree Obama is definitely on his way out next year. However, I disagree that this is a hoax. 5 years ago, DNA testing probably did take a week or two. Not anymore. This can be done within an hour. Technology advances by the second. Osama is dead thanks to our hardworking military and intelligence gathering community. We can also thank Mr. Bush for the last 10 years of intelligence gathering!

      We miss you George W!!! Don't listen to the horseshytt about Obama being left with a mess you left behind. He seems to cry about it every day instead of taking the reigns and fixing his own problem!!! People always have the blame the other. Seems to be typical Democrat rhetoric lately.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • diana

      hopefully now things will change ...we need it.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • brannonw

      Let's see we have no body. We have a burning building. We have a picture of a bed with rubble on it. Why would we not have autopsy photos or an independent person verifying his body. We just toss it to sea. If he's such a criminal, who cares about the Muslim religion needing to be buried in 24 hours. Are you telling me we can see Michael Jackson's autopsy photos but not the MOST DANGEROUS MAN in the world. This after people are outraged that we tried to assassinate Qadaffi and killed children. What nation in sheer numbers is more responsible for killing innocent children, men, and women? US or AL Quada? Benazir Bhutto was assasinated by a suicide bomber because in 2007 she reported that Bin Laden was already DEAD!!!! If this was a trial, what evidence is there? NONE! it was thrown out to "sea" Just whatever the boob tube feeds you. Watch the Max Headroom talking heads and believe every word. Enjoy this story because next week will be Lindsay Lohan starting her jailtime.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Conspiracy……….In any murder/criminal investigation, the body would be in a fridge for months and we go and give him a respectable Islamic service at sea within 24hrs??...B.S.! Needless to say they should have stung him up on the Brooklyn Bridge and sprayed his body daily with pigs blood for every future terrorist to see or may be just saved it for the next Super Bowl halftime show.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Hey,Lindsey got a raw deal for sure,man. Leave her out of this.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustDance

      I agree completely.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Obama is the man,#uck all you retarded hillbilly @ushbags and #uck bush. This what happens when a real president is in office,@hit gets done.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Go back to the getto mike. No one cares what you think. Besides our special forces took out OBL. Your Obama only said go. 2012 is alomost here thank GOD!!!!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • w8n4h8rz

      omfg... you are proof that you just can't fix stupid..... what color is the sky in your fantasy world?

      May 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trish

      Well said!!! Sad but true....there are many morons out there that will vote Obama in again, just as all the morons in NYC who voted for Bloomberg...or was it his MONEY that got him in?

      May 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dresden

      Thank you for being one of the only people here who gets the big picture.......GOD BLESS AMERICA! Forget Obama, forget Bush, forget oil, forget gas prices, forget the economy, forget the healthcare bill, forget socialism, forget it all! Osama Bin Laden is dead! That is all that matters within this story. How about some attention towards patriotism? Let's give credit to the troops who are actually fighting this war and sacrificing their lives and families for this country whether or not they truley believe in what they are fighting for! How about being grateful for living in a country where you and your family are safe and have freedom of speech (which is apparent by these posts). How about a little compassion towards all those who died and lost loved ones on September 11th and after 10 years are finally able to have some closure. These are the things we should be focusing on.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • YOUR MOM

      Wow your an idiot did you see that the value of the DOLLAR is going up it literally shot up .006 just mentioning his death within 20 mins LET EVERYONE HATE OBAMA WHO CARES IT ISNT GONNA CHANGE THAT HE WILL BE OUR PRESIDENT AGAIN OBAMA2012!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • salvatore

      Yeah, price of oil dropped already actually, smart a$$.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      How would you know the healthcare is a disaster? you are only being a puppet and believing everything you are told....the truth is the majority of the healthcare does not even take affect until 2014....so to make that statement is ignorant,,,,this is a Fact Obama as commander in cheif of the forces went in and killed Americas most wanted man,,,,,,without lieing to the American people and breaking or country with unrelated and poorly run military efforts....those are facts...Bush had a surplus, was one of the worst presidents when it came to foriegn policy and domestic issues....and vetod no spending bills....you do not recover from near total failure as we were under Bush over night....those are the facts.....

      May 2, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • farmerjeani

      I cant believe all of you republicans have already forgotten the economy crashed under George Bush! And John McCain proclaimed the economy basically sound! No one could have done any better than Obama at trying to retrieve the mess, especially with the Repubs continually crying for more tax cuts for their rich friends. All of you middle class citizens who are bearing the burden should remember that its Exxon and GE who don't pay taxes, when the election rolls around. Who out there cuts their paycheck when they don't have enough money to pay their bills? Only Republicans. And what does that have to do with a murderer being killed in a fire fight? Do you think Bin Laden was sitting in his rocking chair watching TV when the good guys got there?!

      May 2, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • ck

      Yes, I agree, this will not cure all that ails us. But I do ask you to remember who started the mess we are in now. Obama has only been president 2.5 years. WHO was president when this started???

      May 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • common sense

      Our economy will never recover because big business own's congress. Both parties.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dood

      Exactly right!

      May 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • dedleg

      Our economy will not recover – period. It has little to do with Obama. But hey, keep paying attention to the political puppet show, it's what they want after all.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamnotfooled

      So would you rather we have not killed him? Would that help the economy? Your hatred for President Obama is showing.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      You seem to forget who ruined the economy...George Bush
      You seem to forget who let O B L slip away in Tora Bora...George Bush
      You seem to forget who took a balanced budget and turned it into an enormous deficit...George Bush
      You seem to forget who started a war in Iraq looking for WMDs that weren't there...George Bush
      You seem to forget who made life for the Iraqi people worse than under Saddam...George Bush
      You seem to not see that the stock market came roaring back under Obama, and employment is slowly improving
      Overall, you seem not to realize George Bush was completely incompetent.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amen

      Hey Tom, don't bother with these idiots they seem to have selective memmory and an IQ to match. Fox News is their bible, what do you expect.

      May 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RickPhoto

      You seem to forget who ruined the economy...George Bush with 1 Trillion in debt, then who put us in debt 14 Trillion-Obama
      You seem to forget who let O B L slip away ...George Bush- No Clinton
      You seem to forget who took a balanced budget and turned it into an enormous deficit...George Bush.....and then who made it worse even with his false promises....Obama
      You seem to forget who started a war in Iraq looking for WMDs that weren't there when we got there but were according their own admission yeas earlier, I'm sure Obama can find them, he can find anything except how to fix the economy
      You seem to forget who made life for the Iraqi people worse than under Saddam...George Bush, and who wants to just leave them and back off Obama
      You seem to not see that the stock market came roaring back under Obama, and employment is slowly improving(roaring???? slowly????)
      Overall, you seem not to realize George Bush was completely incompetent -well not completely, but Obama sure is better than Bush? How is that Hope and Change thing coming along anyway....Roaring or slowly

      May 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      does anybody thinks that what Hitler did to Jews is the same as what G.W.Bush did to the M.East?????

      May 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • will schwartz

      No, what our former president did was not the massacre of a religious group through slow painful torture to get rid of what was called rats and a group that Hitler said was sub-human. You are wrong in your thinking. If you were just trying to get a response from people then I apologize for feeding into it. If you actually believe what you said please study history.

      -Will

      May 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      is almost the same idea....Bush sad taht their religion is bad

      May 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      Looks like Rick hates every president we have had in the last 20 plus years I got a solution Rick dont watch tv or vote then it will not matter to you whos president or the goings on in the USA

      May 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Thank you Tom , I have been saying that for years and ppl are so niev to that fact. He also Gave the BIn Laden Family 50 million

      May 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • djsteviemac

      tkb You think this whole mess with the economy is Obama's fault think again this mess was brought to us all by George Bush. The G.O.P. has been blaming Obama the first week he was in office tell me how this is possible. NO PRESIDENT on earth could get us out of this mess in 4 years in office. The republicans have had the ball for 8 years and screwed it up badly. Almost all people think of voting as a team IE My team beat your team, think of what is best for our country and not thinking of it as a baseball game. Picture this if Obama was white and republican you would love him. Next time you vote close your eyes before you pull that lever. Your eyes are closed now. By the way I'm white and Obama will get my vote. He did what George Bush Could not do in 8 years in office.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • X2P

      Hey there TKB, perhaps it was because of individuals like yourself that we ended up electing and illiterate president the last time around, one who at least had the common sense to fight back when attacked but had no intellect to get this country out of the whole which he and his party created to protect the interests of rich individuals and gloval corporations which still affect us today. Thanks to his wall street buddies he's got millions to fall back on and lives confortably on his ranch while the middle class american struggles with job cuts and the so called health reform which by the way he crippled. You can take your hypocritical comments trying to disdain one of the biggest successes our military has had in this decade of war which is the death of Bin Laden you fool. By the way this is all coming from an 8 year army veteran with several tours over seas so dont you dare talk to me about patriotism, i wasnt even born in this country and im more of an american than youll ever be. You and yours need to come down to earth and stop complaining about the 20 cent difference in gas prices from when Bush was president to today and focus on the bigger picture, that little by little this president has tried to fix the disaster of a country that was dropped on his lap when he took over office a few years ago. I hope he does get re elected not for all of qualities of achievements but if anything to shut ignorant people like you up.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouToo?

      which translated means: "as long as the president is not caucasion, he can do nothing right"

      May 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • poler

      yeah because republicans did such a good job at handling this country's economy....

      May 3, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • ItsAgboutFreakinTime

      Agreed.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • BoehnerTownCrier

      You mean Osama is dead.... I hope.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • tkb

      Read again, I said Osama is dead not Obama. Do you need glasses?

      May 2, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Head

      Obama is dead? you are dumb!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • booboo

      oSama is dead

      May 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • chill

      Hmmm... Let me see..
      Its osama bin laden not barack obama thats dead. You should probably read over your stuff before you submit it, thats something that you learn in high-school

      May 2, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Let me just fix that for you, genius.

      Hmmm... Let me see..
      Its osama bin laden not barack obama thats dead. You should probably read over your stuff before you submit it, thats something that you learn in high-school

      It's Osama bin Laden, not Barack Obama that's dead. You should probably read over your [comment] before you submit it, that's something that you learn in high school.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Yea because that's whats this is all about knowing how to spell. Can you keep your eye on the ball or you out of Ritalin?

      May 3, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      There's no dash in high school, genius. If you're going to correct people on their spelling or grammar, edit your own material first.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • lqknot

      osama*

      May 2, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • blah

      if obama is dead like you say, how is he gonna have a second term?

      May 2, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Lapgirl

      No he is not having a second term. He is horrible. Look at gas prices he has cut alot of stuff at my job that has never been cut before until he got into office. I dont know why anyone would want him again..

      May 2, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
    • RUSerious

      I am curious as to what you believe George Bush accomplished during his eight years as President?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • CD

      Thanks for your in-depth analysis. "Look at gas prices"?! Are you forgetting the killing that the oil industry made over GWB's reign of idiocy? Do you realize that voting any republican in will only consolidate their stranglehold on the American consumer?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Targeting Officer

      Wow you sound like “the Donald” with your ignorant remarks. Do you really think President Obama raised gas prices??

      May 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • fGuOcPks

      What is your job? Though it doesn't really matter because I'm sure Obama didn't come and cut things where you work. Obama has done more good in his first term than Bush did in two.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Got'em

      Amen brother. Deregulation brought on this mess. Sure bib business is going to self regulate. That jack wad of a senator from Texas, Graham, fought for deregulation and this is what we got. More money in his pocket and the rest of us dyeing out here. At least Obama is trying to show concern for the everyday American person. You GOP supporters are a bunch of morons.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • jdcash21

      hmmmm Osama is dead...Obama is still alive..... Our economy is recovering but no thanks to Obama, his stimulus packages he gave us only made things worse and prolonged the economy cycle we were living in which happens about every 20 years. And hmmmm let me see that so called health care bs plan he came up with could have possibly been the worst thing he could have done but go ahead and vote for him he will continue to have people write great speeches for him and create a bigger mess for our country and the next president to clean up.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Just can't stand to see the black president succeed, can you?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      The only thing missing on 'most' Republicans is white sheets.

      May 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oliverdrabb

      I usually don't partake in this crap, but I want to remind everyone of the little opportunistic detour we took to Iraq to settle a score and make a bunch of cash. It was not the objective. The cost...no one really knows monetarily, but I have a number for you …4,000+ Americans and others died during that money maker. That wasn’t Osama or Obama. Get a grip folks we’re pawns of the power mongers until we do something about it.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miriam G Mendes

      Bigger mess? Bigger than Bush has created? I don't think that anybody would ever work such 'wonder' better thanBush who holds that crown so far! No other president will ever beat GWBush when it comes to creating 'big mess', be it on foreing policies or domestic issues. Don't try to stick that label to Obama's forehead or anybody else's head during this on-going presidential campaign. The ones who caused all this mess are not in power now, but they did a great job leaving this heritage to Obama.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Astraea

      Hey butthead...President Barack Obama accomplished within 2 years what your dumbo Dumbya couldn't do in EIGHT. GWB even had Bin Laden cornered in Tora Bora and let him ESCAPE, or do you forget? So what's the matter? Don't like this feather deservedly placed in the President's hat? TOUGH! Get used to another 4 years of PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, baby!!!! You idiots will have to wait until 2016 and then we'll see what moron you trot out to head up your falling-apart-party THEN. Should be a laugh and a half! Hey...maybe BECK will be running for the Repub nom then!! LOL!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      You obviously know what you're talking about. Your run – on sentences prove it. I am also assuming that by ". . . . next President. . . " you mean you're voting for Sarah Palin becaused she's the gosh – darned woman for the job. Please, jdcash21, never try to talk politics again. You may hurt yourself.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • sane

      You are about as dumb as they come. If not for the stimulus, both from Bush and Obama, we would have fallen into a deep depression. You have no clue how bad things could have been. Yeah, we could have let the 20 year cycle just go it's won course but at what cost? And those idiots telling us how terrible the health Initiative is, what can you specifically point to that has been such a terrible result? That kids are covered until 26 years of age. That preventative care is not covered 100%. Or is it the no pre-existing condition, no denial clause. You are morons!

      May 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • petercha

      Amen, jdcash, right on the money.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emagyne

      Thankyou. No matter what Obama does, he always gone get bashed and questioned and always disrespected. People's true colors came out when he got in office because i witnessed it. And even if they laid Osama up in the white house on a table..that would not be enough for some people. Bush and Cheaney didnt want Osama found..he was lining their pockets. The truth is the truth. Good Job Troops and Obama! Now i guess Trump will be asking for a hair sample of his own and the birth certificate. The man cant even do his job and run the country for having to pacify the needs of the ignorant out here. Had it been any other president, they would be locked up by now for some of the things that Obama has to endure by these ignorant red necks. If you cant love the black half...love the white half America. Geesh.

      May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Independentthinker

      It has nothing to do with loving either of his colors, it has more to do with how well he acts as a leader. This one instance of success does not make up for all his other failures, such as his lack of leadership in getting a budget passed in a timely manner. Also, please review your grammar before you post. Thanks.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • genewest1801

      ok, kind of like, 'mission accomplished...'

      May 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • angel

      Thanks Emagyne for your comment, they really needed to hear that! Obama 2012!!

      May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • uncle me

      Spell check buddy.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ojosdeleon

      The fact of the matter is Obama is a very intelligent person, probably to intelligent to be president, his only problem is that he lack been a leader he is too much of an amateur in that area and he is to honest for America agenda I think he just realise that...

      May 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • clr

      oh – you mean the way the democrats every gave respect to Bush on anything he did. Puhlease... Obama is an idiot. He does virtually squat with and for his troops – ignoring them for 3 years, berates Bush on Gitmo and waterboarding (what led to the intel that got Osama) and then uses the word "I" more than 24 times in a five minute speech on getting Osama. what a loser – his only military STILL can't stand him.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • RiteLeft

      Wrong, Obama is Unstoppable now

      May 2, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Alfred

      TRUMP 2012!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      that's all that you took from that comment?!....Punctuation?!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chump 2012

      Chump, er, Trump 2012? Right. If he or Palin gets elected, I'm moving to Canada for 4 years, and you idiots who voted for either of them can stick around and dodge all the nuclear missiles that get fired at us.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not All Docs Play golf

      The reason we even have bin Laden's DNA is because he was a sperm donor to Donald Trump's mother.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heybabuhhh

      You keep thinking that!

      May 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dog609

      Obama is yesterdays news, this will NOT help him

      May 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      You're very mistaken. Obama will have to fix things inside his nation, not just kill enemies in foreign lands. His policies and program/plan, are still massive failures. There are hundreds of thousands of terrorists/ bad guys to kill. Our nation is quickly declining, just killing enemies will not stop out collapse.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Feek

      You're a genius, aren't you?

      The economy has nothing to do with the president, OSAMA is dead (after 10 years of intelligence operations breaking down his operation bit by bit), gas prices are RISING, and he forced through a health care plan that, by all accounts, the majority of Americans didn't like or want.

      Yeah, good role model.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • matt

      You are a genius too aren't you you condescending you know what.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Feekmaster

      Ah, Feek, how you make us laugh. In the same comment, you state the president does not affect the economy then complain about gas prices rising. Hilarious.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank S

      Feek dude, You are not a genius. Bush was the one that blew up the deficit with the tax cuts, the Iraq war, and failure to regulate that led to the financial meltdown and unemployment fiasco. What people didn't like about health care was what was in place before Obamacare, namely NOTHING!! the Insurance companies could and would drop you, bonzo. That is what people didn't like. That is IF you had health insurance. How quickly we suck up Insurance lobby blather and forget. You are just mad because Obama got Bin Laden and you are now forced to admit that he should actually get the respect the President deserves from the likes of YOU.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randomquips

      You mean Osama is dead. Don't worry, the news anchors made that mistake on air too!

      May 2, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • TR

      I hope you are being sarcastic. Economy fail. Gas fail. Obama fail. The US is less than a year from shutting down as a government. We are heading towards a cliff and the government is only pressing the accelerator.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • libcircus

      Hmmm...enjoy your delusions...

      May 2, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • flam455

      And--I'm with you! Good job President!!!!

      May 2, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • don't be a sucker

      WOW !

      Could you be any more of a outright SHILL ?!

      How much am i paying you to pretend to love Obama ?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Echo

      I agree, Economy is going up, gas prices are great compared to other places, the government is creating new jobs and healthcare is being fixed. Big businesses are bought buy the government so they don't mess stuff up, plus a proposed tax increase for the wealthy! Obama will get my vote, socialism rocks.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean Dunn

      Did anyone else see his horrible typo?

      May 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • lindy

      oh shut up for god sake shut up shut up shut up. enough...shut up.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • tux

      8 More years for Obama. Matter of fact may he reign forever.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • whatever

      hahaha
      you funny

      May 2, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Big George in Big D

      You idiot Obamabots make me want to puke! Get your heads out of your butts and use your brain if you have any! Obama does NOT have this country's interest at heart – much less your's!

      May 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • flam455

      You are a dork. Of course he does. Best president in years in this regards.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • em

      Big George – Whether Obama has our interest at heart or not – he has now been elected again in 2012 based on this alone. Get over it. Deal with it. It is a fact. The way we are in this country we can only remember one thing at a time and forget the others. This is all that we be remembered and talked about so he wins!!! GOP need not apply.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • gltopna

      Big George in Big D....that sounds about right (the Big D part)

      May 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • pat

      Oh yes he will. This cinches it. Hello Obama 2012.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • fedup99

      its being done by the book. Read it if you know how.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • RP

      That would be the Propagandist's Bible, right?

      May 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • S.Miller

      from your lips to God's ears...

      May 2, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • freddy jo

      I won't believe them telling me that they have a DNA match! We need to see a body and we need independant investigators!
      Everytime a "wild west" gunslinger outlaw was killed, the public was granted a viewing of the body!

      May 2, 2011 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Ernest Nguyen Duong Van

      Agreed! Independent observers are a MUST...since not only US citizens were killed in the NYC Tower Inferno...but also people from other nations. This Osama Killing story is a real mystery...if it is true that his body has been dumped in the sea.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Seriously

      It's the best way to do idiot, open your brain up and think it hard. intelligent decision.
      All dum p a$$ people can figure out

      May 2, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Sleep Cycle

      You mean your psychological wiring needs to see a body. However even that is not accurate. If you saw a body, your psychological wiring would insist the body wasn't real and you'd demand to see something else. There is no end to this vicious cycle. It is simply the mindset of the conspiracy theorist and leads to lunacy and hostility. Just walk away and accept that you don't have all the answers.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • CommonSense

      this is not the wild west, and America is a bunch of gunslingers. We are a civilized nation. To do the animalistic things that you are suggestion would make America look no better then Al-Qaeda.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ojosdeleon

      Very interesting news what deal did the US make this time, I found it quite funny that we have so much technology yet no one in the military had a phone to take even a one minute video of 1.him lying dead, 2. His body was prepared for the so call Muslim burial at sea .note: when Muslim don’t bury in the sea, 3. the ceremony, or the preparation to dump his body in the ocean show his face on a small one minute video don’t you find this a bit far fetch, I mean please you show footage of a floor with blood who are we kidding finally what is the deal you all made and who was it made with. The least I think the American people will like to see is small video of this person dead body or after all the money spent on finding this guy don’t you think it will be proper to bring his body back to the US and show the people proof that you are for real on this matter. ..

      May 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ajay

      The reason there isn't any military video is because soldiers on missions similar to this one are not allowed to carry that technology. Why would they when they can't call anyone or disclose locations?

      May 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      what ever excuse you want to come up with, still doesnt wash with me. ::::::(

      May 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      I love how no one believes it because they have not shown "ANY" pictures as of yet. This just happened last night, and I'm sure the information gathered on scene has not gotten back to the CIA as of yet, I'm sure they are still going over the data they recovered on scene! The CIA will release a picture, but they have to make sure that its the right time, the right picture to release. Just be patient people, and be grateful that our military was not hurt, and that everyone made it back safe. Ten Years is not all of the sudden either, they were tracking him for 6 months, and had to make sure the target was in fact Bin Laden, why do you think they just didn't send in a drone, or drop a missile on the compound? The CIA and President Obama wanted confirmation that this was in fact Bin Laden, and that he was killed. Let the ridiculous conspiracy theories and propaganda STOP!

      May 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • buddha

      Show me the body.

      May 2, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      exactly!!!!! Just becausee they have DNA don't mean he is dead. They could have grazed him with a bullet wound, found his blood on the floor, and sent it in AS DNA. They need physical proof that he IS dead

      May 2, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • fg

      they have the BODY! what's wrong with you? are u a birther?

      May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • James Williamson

      FYI: "birther" is just a more polite word for "bigot".

      May 2, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • oyoy

      James Williamson another name for ignorance. If it was a simple clear cut issue but just like a bigot you are assuming all people in this category are the same typical bigot behavior.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • mac

      Buddha and all the rest of the people: Just click to this link
      http://www.bartamanpatrika.com/

      May 2, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      That's EXACTLY what I say about Jesus Christ and the resurrection - SHOW ME THE BODY!

      You are a fool.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • People are Idiots

      That's right Rocket Scientist! Osama is in the joke; He isn't dead. Maybe he is just playing dead until Obama is reelected. Don't you think if he wasn't dead, he would make an announcement to show the world that the American's are a bunch of liars? Please don't register to vote or make any decisions that have an impact on anything.

      May 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • frank12345m

      I agree with you. We need proof!
      A lot of people think that the WTC catastrophe was a conspiracy.
      I saw pictures from rotten.com of Saddam and his sons although Saddam's death photo was taken off of that site, it was him, dead!
      It seems that a burial at sea was just too convenient, and so quickly!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • awaysaway

      Hold your breath and start swimming.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just want the Truth

      they won't because this is a lie to further the builderberg group's agenda for an American economic collapse through a continued Obama presidency.....then on to a New World Order

      May 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eye For An Eye

      His body is now THE OCEAN... a huge shrine.

      May 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • GatorALLin

      found pic of the body/head ...

      not sure that this is confirmed picture... doubt it is... but just in case....check it out.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thats what your mama said

      Neither will your mama.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Feek

      I believe the reports personally, but it's impossible to test DNA that quickly (false information from the wonderful CSI shows notwithstanding, of course).

      May 2, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Scrumps

      I have a feeling the resources of the US government could get a DNA test done within a few hours.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Rokitansky

      I am a pathologist and am quite familiar with DNA identification techniques. Actually, multiplex STR analysis of DNA can be carried out in a few hours with accuracy of nearly 100%. DNA tests at hospitals take several days to weeks because they save up the patient specimens to be run in batches. See link for journal article on STR multiplex PCR:
      http://www.cstl.nist.gov/strbase/pub_pres/FSI-Genetics-rapid-PCR.pdf

      Of course you uneducated conspiracy types will probably understand about five words!

      May 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasmine

      How can they take a DNA test? Wouldn't it require a previous storage of his DNA in order to see if it matches

      May 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ejt

      they used the dna from his sister to make a familial match from what i read. It is 99.(% him

      May 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin-T

      The term "DNA testing" covers many different kinds of possible methods, and its not clear yet which tests they did (mitochondrial DNA sequencing to test the maternal line, or some form of standard nuclear DNA typing or sequencing) but any reputable university research lab can do any of them in significantly less than 24hrs. Some of them in only 3 or 4 (yes, I've done them myself). Plenty of time given that they got his body about 24 hours ago...

      May 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gotcha

      You really have no idea what our military is capable of in that regard, do you?

      May 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom A

      I agree with you. How were they able to do a complete DNA teat in that stated time? Did they have with them a class lab in their helicoptor to do that test? I do not believe them.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kaustav Mukherjee

      I'm a Geneticist. It takes a max of 4h and you have the results!

      May 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • LittleMo

      To the person who asked what kind of people celebrate a death I say the kind of people who had husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends, etc. kill on 09/11. The kind of people who know that no one is safe while UBL walked the earth. He justified killing al Americans just because of where we were live – our jobs support the government is how he justified us as targets.

      To the people questioning the speed of DNA testing, if Maury Povich, or any other talk show can get paternity testing done overnight because somebody doesn't know whose the father of their kids, I think the government being able to verify DNA of the body as UBL is not hard to believe.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • PulTab

      Obama was a shoe in before this happened. now it's a slam dunk.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Patrish

      I understand that – a nice point I might add.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kishore

      You do understand that the government doesn't always tell the truth, right?

      May 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Since when? I've always known the G to be honest and outstanding people, about half the time. I don't believe they'd be so danged stupid as to fake this. If so, and I don't believe so, yet if for whatever reason it was fake, it's be the end of the United States government and they know that, so perhaps they are just being careful? It did not help their credibility by either dumping his body or not immediately releasing every picture and video they had. Just because they are stupid does not mean the evil one was not killed as they say.Give them a bit of time before making a judgment against them.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • rkdres

      you do realize that just because something is said doesn't make it true

      May 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dane

      And what will they match the DNA to?

      May 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jay

      They could have took his DNA from his frozen body., cause he was prob dead for 8 yrs... Or when he was on the CIA payroll in the 80's...

      May 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      hey ashley, get lost, im sorry that america is excited about this. sorry for the inconvience, osama is dead finally

      May 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moneck Wallace

      Yes finally

      May 2, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      Osama is not died im telling you he is alive and this is a play by Americans to get out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dont get sp happy he is aliveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....:)thankyou

      May 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ben

    Great that he is dead, though most are missing the big picture...We never wanted his blood on our hands and to say we did it and now hold his body opens the floodgates for retaliation. God help us if Zawahiri goes off.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tara

      Agreed!! Very happy he is dead but very scared and crying on how bad it is going to be over there for our troops and for the gov't people serving there ( my husband) – I am terrified !!

      May 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adinfinitum

      Hey Ben, don't know if you heard...but they retaliate for us burning the Qur'an. So, what's your point? We lose either way...let the people have their moment...you...you have a coke and smile.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Absolutely agree. Islamic radicals around the world will undoubtedly be out for blood against the US and our allies. The American people should be prepared for the posibility of multiple attacks around the globe in response the the killing of Bin Laden. I hope DHS and the intell community are up the the challenge they will probably face now.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • yojo822

      I'm crapping in my pants, can't walk straight, knees knocking, gut churning....I'm scared, I'm scared, I'm so dying scared....

      May 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I have a feeling this will only make matters worse with out enemys...knowing that they will want revenge on who killed their leader

      May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eileen

      Ben: You mean you think Zawahiri wasn't going to go off anyway?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • thorrsman

      What, you think they need a reason?

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • TLady

      I totally agree with you Ben...

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wolfymode

      Yeah, the bad guys were just waiting around for the last 10 years for this day to finally act out. They've been doing everything they could since day one. You're not going to see anything more than a little blip of activity before it dropping greatly.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable

      go take some xanax and calm down

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Zawahari is dead too so no problems there.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super G

      It's not like if we let him go, extremist would like us. It just shows that if you carry out an attack against us we will keep after you until we find you. Yes, they hate us more, but we also need some justice for what he did. Justice should not take a backseat to fear.

      May 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • celtie

      omg, for ten years the ultimate goal our family members have been fighting for in Iraq and Afghanistan is to kill Bin Laden, and now that it's done, you dare to whine and worse have the unmitigated gaul to pathetically provoke even more fear than the Bush Administration did during their obtuse administration's rule? remember "imminent danger"? how about "wmd"? please grow up, put your bigotries against, well just about everyone not like you, aside, and knock it off. just stop it. it doesn't work anymore. i will say though, i'm absolutely tickled pink that our current president Obama did what Bush lied about doing precisely ten years ago today. how bloody ironic! remember "mission accomplished"? wonder what rock Bush is hiding under tonight? well done, President Obama! 9/11 families are feeling your awesome accomplishment viscerally even more than us average Americans, and most of us, left or right, are, or at least should be, incredibly grateful and impressed! in less than 2 years, you've pulled off protecting all Americans with health insurance and against greedy insurance companies denying those with pre-existing conditions, and you've found and killed Osama bin Laden (the guy Bush lied about "being his number one priority" then "oh, i don't think about him much anymore" -and I admit paraphrasing badly), a feat Bush failed at miserably for eight years! You, Ben, need to crawl under that rock with Bush, the teabaggers distracting Obama with the birthers who are now going after him for what classes he took at University (um, Bush was a cheerleader and majored in beer), and you should try to locate a life so that America can get back to the serious work that needs to be done now. Ben, your silly antics of aggression won't affect at all. oh, and by the way, you can kiss 2012 away for sure now... Obama is a shoe-in for re-election. and way fricken yay for that.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • ItsAboutFreakinTime

      @celtie – You're post is perfection. Couldn't have said it any better..

      May 2, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • RiteLeft

      Whew celtie, so insiteful
      now don't be late for your next handout now

      May 2, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Yeah, Ben, because we wouldn't want them to attack us or something! What a moron! Also, you're suggesting someone can kill thousands of people and cost billions dollars and we shouldn't do anything about it out of fear of those people wanting to attack us? Are you that dumb?

      May 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • some emo kid

      He forfeited his life long ago. We killed him in retaliation. If there's another attack, we will wreck another country; sooner or later they will decide not to play with us.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      That's why we dumped him overboard. No body, no mess, and no place for them to leave flowers.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SomeGuy

    Obama to people of the world: Fast Five is not as bad as originally feared.

    May 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • apele

      hahahahhahhha

      May 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • hapsin

      hahaha, thank goodness for that, i was worried

      May 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ddddd

      ahahahahaha but its still pretty damn bad

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      LOLOLOLOLOL>OLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

      May 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nunya business

    Reptilian Shapeshifters

    May 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      . . . in your pants.

      May 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
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