May 2nd, 2011
02:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama tells families of 9/11 victims that 'justice has been done'


Washington (CNN) – In direct and emotional terms, President Barack Obama informed the nation and the world Sunday night that a U.S. operation in Pakistan earlier in the day killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden almost 10 years after terrorist attacks that killed thousands.

"I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children," the president said, looking directly into the television camera in the East Room of the White House for the statement broadcast nationwide on short notice.

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

    Hurray.....Obama killed Osama...I vote for Obama....God bless Obama, the USA!!!!

    May 2, 2011 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    USA!! USA!! USA!! YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is OUR President, and Commander-In-Chief!!
    Intel gathered, all avenues assessed, decision made, successful operation NO AMERICAN CASUALTIES!!!!

    God Bless our President and the United States of America!

    May 2, 2011 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    And just as importantly, the President and the committees involved kept this close to the chest. This helped insure the success of the operation, and the safety of our Special Ops forces.
    President Obama is to be commended for his incisive decision, for fulfilling yet another campaign promise in the capture of Bin Laden. He accomplished in 2 1/2 years what his predecessor could not do in 71/2, and he did it with worldwide support and approval.

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