Monday, May 2, 2011
Late last night, nearly 10 years after the events of 9/11, President Obama addressed the nation to announce those five words to a shocked yet jubilant American public that finally received the justice that we've all been waiting for since that horrific day. Upon receiving actionable intelligence as to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, President Obama ordered U.S. military forces to move in on bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan and take him out. U.S. special forces entered the compound and engaged in a fire fight with bin Laden and his allies that culminated in the death of Osama bin Laden who was fatally shot in the head. Not a single U.S. military member was harmed during the attack, which speaks volumes to the skill and expertise of our military forces. The special forces unit then took the body of Osama bin Laden into custody and confirmed that it was, in fact, Osama bin Laden who had been killed.
With all of the distractions that have occupied the media's attention recently, one can't help but become painfully aware of just how embarrassing the juxtaposition of today's news truly is when compared to those side show antics. Here is a President who just days ago had to address baseless rumors about his citizenship, take it on the chin and joke about it at a correspondents' dinner, all the while knowing in the back of his mind that he was about to bring the world's most wanted criminal mastermind to justice. Perhaps he's a better poker player than we thought.
1. What is your reaction to this news?
2. Did you believe we would ever find Osama bin Laden prior to this day?
3. Will this finally return the sense of unity to this country that was felt on 9/11?
4. Do Obama's critics finally have to give him his due credit on National Security?
5. Will the GOP dare to attempt to spin this achievement in a negative light?
6. How does this impact the 2012 election?