President Barak Obama addressed the nation and the world last night (May 1) to officially confirm that Saudi Arabian terrorist Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington, had been killed by U.S. Special Forces.
Obama spoke for about 10 minutes and confirmed that U.S. troops attacked a compound in Pakistan where bin Laden was seeking refuge.
He said he had personally ordered the attack based on intelligence developed in August with the aid of Pakistani intelligence services.
“Justice has been done,” the president declared while crowds formed outside the White House and in New York.
The crowds sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “We Are the Champions,” NBC News reported.
Obama called bin Laden a terrorist who was “responsible for the murder of thousands of American men, women and children.”
“The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done,” the president said.
“We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad, while emphasizing that “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam,” the president said.