May 2nd, 2011
02:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Americans take to the streets amid news of bin Laden's death


(CNN) – Americans broke into celebration early Monday in a show of patriotism against the man who committed his life to attacking U.S. citizens, while those directly affected by Osama bin Laden's terrorist plots quietly reflected on the closure finally gained from his death.

Just before President Barack Obama announced to the world late Sunday that bin Laden was dead, a crowd began to form outside the White House gates.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Al Qaeda
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  1. diridi

    You won, Obama, I solute to you, and vote to you....God bless you and the USA!!!!!!!!!!!AMEN.....

    May 2, 2011 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Thank God we have a humble and intelligent President.

    At last he didn't put on a flight jacket and say Mission Accomplished. It isn't. Now there will be retaliations all over the world. It's "one successful chemo treatment" in trying to cure cancer (so to speak).

    Well done to our U.S. Service men and women. Well done.

    May 2, 2011 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  3. Rob R

    This has the potential to be a real game changer for Obama now – something he really needs. Considering that Bush could not track bin Laden down after 8 years and spent the entire team focussing on starting up an unwarranted war in Iraq, Obama comes through and serves real justice for the victims of 9/11. This one action will negate any Republican attempts to paint Obama as soft on terrorism and national security. Again, the Bush White House couldn't track this guy down after 8 years, but Obama finds him after just 2 years in office.

    Make no mistake now – Obama/Biden 2012

    May 2, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |