- So what exactly do with do with Bin Laden's body? What's that? He's already been buried at sea? Let the conspiracy theories begin.
- The killing couldn't have been more dramatic. And it kind of fits Bin Laden who has been a ghost like figure over the past decade. He leaves us as he lived: In a cloud of secrecy.
- After about two or three years removed from 9/11, I never thought we would get him.
- Anyone else feel a little weird about the people shouting and celebrating in front of the White House and on college campuses? It just seems very middle eastern-like
- I know a lot of you scoff at Twitter, but it is the source for breaking news. The first word of Bin Laden's death came from Keith Urbahn, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's chief of staff. From there, the national press picked it up.
- Ann Curry "broke" the news at around 3:00 a.m. (I bet she was asleep and didn't realize it until she woke up for work.)
- Then there were some funny tweets: "Donald Trump demands to see Bin Laden's birth certificate." "Waldo 1, Bin Laden 0", and one from the fake Jesus: "You're at the wrong gate, Osama."
- Fox affiliate typo last night.
- Edit: And one I heard but haven't tracked down: "It's amazing what America can accomplish when the Playstation Network is down."
- One guy in Pakistan tweeted what he was hearing when the raid was going down obviously not knowing its significance.
- Pakistan is odd partner in this War on Terror. They won't allow American troops on their soil, but we go in anyway with special forces.Odds are, we didn't tell them ahead of time because they cannot be trusted. (Although there are conflicting reports on this.)
- Bin Laden lived in a million dollar "mansion"/fortress which is right by Pakistan's version of West Point. Hmmmm.
- Edit: And everyone knows you don't want to have the biggest house in neighborhood. That was his mistake.
- As many have pointed out, yesterday was the eighth year anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech.
- President Obama is getting some criticism in using the "I" work a little too much in last night's announcement (i.e. "Today, at my direction . . . .) Hey, everyone remember how President Clinton was criticised for "letting him go" and "he had him"?
- The U.S. was offering up to "$25 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Usama Bin Laden." Assuming someone helped, does "killed" equal "apprehension"?
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