President Obama Addresses Nation, Confirms Death of Osama bin Laden

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In case you haven't heard, Osama bin Laden is dead. This news came as a major shock Sunday, but few tears are being shed for the terrorist mastermind.

Around 10:50 p.m. EST last night (cutting off the end of shows such as Celebrity Apprentice, amusingly), the story broke that bin Laden had been killed.

At 11:30 p.m., President Obama spoke from the White House, confirming "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat Al-Qaeda."

Here's Obama's address to the American people:

Obama revealed that the intelligence gathering and planning for the operation had been underway since LAST AUGUST and that no Americans were lost.

He reiterated that American is not at war with Islam, saying "we must also reaffirm that the United States is not - and never will be - at war with Islam."

Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, Obama said, but a mass murderer of Muslims, and a man whose demise was both necessary and very long overdue.

As Obama said, the intelligence and armed services personnel who planned and executed this operation deserve our commendation and gratitude.

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The country witnessed the horrific murder of our president in 1963 and the detailed photos after the fact.. We saw Robert Kennedy get shot in the head in 1968.. We witnessed a space shuttle explode and killing all aboard., twice.. We watched as the WTC and Pentagon burned and fell.. We saw as Sadam was hung and the photos afterward.. And the government says that we as a country can't handle seeing such horror and gruesome photos of Bin Laden's demise now.? BULL.! I don't believe one bit that Bin Laden is dead.. No Photos., No helmet camera photos., No witnesses., No testimonies., No valid confirmation, No body PERIOD.. Just some wind-age and aging men on TV in suits.. And now so late after the 'supposed' deed., if and whenever some photos or video arise I will file them along with Big Foot and Leprechaun stories.. In the fake and fiction categories..


@PearTree FOX News is not a credible new source! And before you go jumping down my throat look at the station from an international point of view.
FOX News is ridiculed across the globe so anything a former Secretary of State has said on that channel should be taken with a big grain of salt.


@graie_lu And I suppose I look like Britney Spears because I'm blonde and caucasian!!!! Use your bloody common sense, you idiot!!!


Of course he's dead. The American government and the American politician would never lie to or deceive the American Citizen.


i am not happy about that


I can easily appreciate this historic moment. In anybody's calendar
10 years is a long time. Not so much for me,but for the "true" victims, wives, children,family members,friends,and all the people that supported them during their heartache and grief that would always be a part of their lives. For all the people on the grounds, surrounding as civilians walking by and being covered in dirt, soot and falling debris. From Mayor Guiliani and the health care officials who risked their own lives to be a help to others. To the fire fighters, officers and everyday people who continue to suffer with health issues because they stepped in to help when it was Needed, I celebrate today with all of you.
@Agrolass: Thank you for sharing your opinions and comments on this historic day!!


OMG Osama is dead for like the 10th time!! soo just cuz the American President said hes he died last night that mean its true?
I remember years ago right after 911 hearing that he had some sort of kidney dialysis and was in an American hosptial in Dubai and needed his blood cleaned every 2 weeks, and had died soon after that. so how on earth did he hide in caves, when it was reported he did when he had kidney dialysis. and as a credible source why did former former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told Fox News Channel analyst Morton Kondracke she suspected Bush knew the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and was waiting for the most politically expedient moment to announce his capture. I dont know who to believe anymore.


why should we believe this, i still think osama looks alot like obama!


I'm from Missouri....SHOW ME!!!!


I saw the statement given last night. Everything in President Obamas body language and voice was truthful. Although the conspiracy theory people will soon be making up more and more far fetched reasons why it's not true and why we should all think our government is involved in a huge cover up of Osama dying of some kidney disorder years ago they are wrong. This is huge, and by all accounts true. And it took way longer than any of us thought it would to happen.

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