According to the White House, Bin Laden is dead:
Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.
“Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said in a dramatic announcement at the White House.
I’ts like to take this opportunity to say it:
It’s Bush’s fault.
For seven years – from 2002 until Bush left office, this was used as the measurement of the war, as witless Democrats chanted “where’s Bin Laden?” with a knowing nudge and wink, as if finding a guy in a dishdasha and a beard hiding in the mountains among millions of followers were as straightforward as passing a congressional resolution.
I wish I’d heard the word; I actually went to bed early last night, so I missed the big announcement. Other Americans were luckier:
A jubilant crowd of thousands gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden’s death. Hundreds more sang and waved American flags at Ground Zero in New York — where the twin towers that once stood as symbols of American economic power were brought down by bin Laden’s hijackers 10 years ago.
Another hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon on that cloudless day, and a fourth was commandeered by passengers who forced it to the ground — at cost of their own lives — before it could reach its intended target in Washington.
The United States attacked Afghanistan within months, pursuing al-Qaida, and an invasion of Iraq followed as part of the Bush administration’s global war on terror.
I heard via Twitter/Facebook that some people got together at the State Capitol. Wish I coulda been there.
I guess next Saturday’s NARN show is pretty well planned out.