What Do You Think about the Death of Bin Laden?
With the news that Osama bin Laden was killed late last night, is it time to celebrate?
U.S. intelligence led a small team to Abbottabad, Pakistan, where they killed Bin Laden and took possession of his body, the President said. That happened last week.
This morning, the mother of World Trade Center victim Bill Sugra is happy Osama bin Laden is dead, according to a report early this morning on lehighvalleylive.com.
"I’m totally happy, I guess," El Sugra, of Salisbury Township, said in the report. "It’s a horrible thing to say. But we’re happy that he’s dead."
The Sugras' son, who was 30 when he was killed, worked at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities in the World Trade Center. On Salisbury Patch, the Sugra's said they found some solace in Bin Laden's death.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a member of the Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, issued a statement today calling Bin Laden's death "a major victory in the global war on terror.
"I am extremely proud of our military and intelligence communities, whose unswerving determination and perseverance led to this important achievement," he wrote in the statement.
He cautioned, however, that Bin Laden's death does not signal an end to the war on terror.
State Sen. Bob Mensch said the death of Bin Laden gave the country "a deep feeling of closure and relief."
"The events of 9-11 will remain a part of us and has changed our lives and our society forever," he said in a statement. "There is a feeling of justice and satisfaction with the elimination of the mastermind of those terrorist attacks; and, there is also a reiteration of our national resolve to hunt down and prosecute to the fullest degree those who would perpetrate and promote violence against innocent victims.”
After 10 years on the run, the death of Osama Bin Laden has caused a national celebration this morning. What do you think? How will you explain the killing to your young children? What does this mean for the world? For you?