At about 11.35 PM Eastern Time last night, stealthy American special forces troops descended on a compound north of Islamabad in Pakistan. A firefight ensued, and a man was killed.
That man was Osama bin Ladin, a Saudi who was the founder and leader of al Qaeda. The leader of the terrorist group that bombed the World Trade Center, that bombed the embassies at Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, that crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon ...
Is Dead! Dead! Dead!
We have his body, and the ID is firm.
The mission is accomplished.
My thanks go out to the Special Forces, to the military and the intelligence community, to the Pakistanis, and to President Obama.