After 11 o’clock last night, President Barack Obama announced in a televised address to the nation that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
“Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden,” Obama said during brief remarks at the White House.
His death was the result of a U.S. operation launched today in Abbottabad, Pakistan, against a compound where bin Laden was believed to be hiding, according to U.S. intelligence. After a firefight, a small team of American forces killed bin Laden and took possession of his body, the president said. Source
The news sent jubilation around the United States, including the Chicago Bears organization.
Here’s what some Bears had to say:
Rod Wilson: “What kills me is when something good or historical happens, you still have something negative to say.”
Chris Harris: “Big shout-out to the troops; the men and women who put countless hours, days and years into this mission. God Bless you, and to all the fallen troops, RIP.”
Devin Hester: “Is it me or is it really hard to believe Osama bin Laden is dead?”
Today is indeed a great day to be an American.