More than an hour after the White House announced that President Barack Obama would make a late-night announcement related to national security, Obama confirmed the news that most Americans have waited nearly a decade to hear: Osama bin Laden has been killed.
In a live broadcast from the White House’s East Room, the president announced that the al-Qaida leader and the mastermind behind 9/11 was killed after a firefight in Pakistan.
According to the president’s prepared remarks, bin Laden’s death was the result of a ground operation launched based on U.S. intelligence. Obama said the operation was conducted with the cooperation of the Pakistani government.
The president said the U.S. is in possession of the body and has confirmed that it is that of bin Laden.
What do you think? Do you think we’ll remember this night — and where we were when we heard the news — the way so many remember 9/11? Did you think this day would ever come? Share your thoughts in the comments.