ATLANTA (WAOK)- President Barack Obama delivered a message that many Americans had been waiting a long time to hear.
The president announced last night that United States forces had killed Osama Bin Laden. A small team found the terrorist inside a mansion in Pakistan. According to reports the team was composed of a group of Navy Seals, who shot Bin Laden and sent DNA from his body to the United States. The DNA was then compared to that of Bin Laden’s dead sister, who died of cancer in Boston. Once the match was confirmed, Bin Laden’s body was laid to rest in traditional Muslim fashion. President Obama said it was the efforts of the United States and Pakistan that brought Osama to his demise.
President Obama emphasized that the fight against terrorism is not over. However the president did add that the death of Bin Laden puts the United States closer to defeating Al-Qaeda.
It is doubtful the president got much sleep after his announcement. Thousands flocked to the Whitehouse to cheer and rejoice at the end of one of America’s darkest chapters. PGC News Director Guy Lambert watched as floods of people ascended the Whitehouse.
The streets of the nation’s capitol were not the only places where emotions ran high. Residents in New York took to the streets flooding Time Square and Ground Zero. Many New Yorkers were unable to contain their joy over the news of Bin Laden’s death.
Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks in 2001.