Senate praises military officials for bin Laden mission
May 3rd, 2011
04:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate praises military officials for bin Laden mission

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday praising intelligence and military officials for the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden


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  1. ConservaFASCISTS -aka- Mammon

    Wonderful. Too bad this is the only reason why they'll pass a resolution. They're never so cordial when a mission is botched.

    May 3, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. MediaIsPartOfTheProblem

    This resolution better come with hefty bonuses! All people involve should get raises including the President. Worry how to pay for it? Take it out of the congress people paychecks or tax the bankers!

    May 3, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. gt

    wow..even boxer and al franken....what a day for the senate...

    May 3, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. PalmReader

    Never thought I'd see the day that GOPers would be so willing to jump on the coattails of Barack Hussein Obama as they have been for the past few days now. Too bad they weren't so willing to do so when the economy tanked and President Obama was left to clean up the mess. Add OBL to the list of messes Obama has been quietly and efficiently cleaning up behind Republican rhetoric and ineptness.

    May 3, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    BFD – come on repubs – you ran on jobs. WHERE ARE THE JOBS.

    May 3, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Jim

    Excellent. Glad to see our hard working senators are keeping themselves focused on major issues. What's next...a resolution praising themselves for coming into work 2 weeks in a row?

    May 3, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    I hope they don't talk or don't go into great detail about the the mission work because you mite need to use it again. The media has already said to much. Everyone don't need to know the mission are how it carry out or intelligence and military officials in the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Our President Obama is on Point and tracking!

    May 3, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. julie

    What a great movie this is going to make! Kudos to all, but most especially Navy Seals 6 and President Obama and our intelligence community. Well done!

    May 3, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. sammieb51

    It's been a long time since I have felt this much pride for my country.

    May 3, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. KevBro

    Congrats to the president and his team of professionals ! Most Americans are smart enough and realize that this president has had to overcome huge obstacles left in place by the previous administration, no matter how the revisionist in the GOP try and spin it. The economy will heal albeit slowly, the wars in Iraq and AF-PAC will be ended responsibly. This president is methodically revealing the GOP as the small minded, chicken-hawk, simplistic party for what they are. Hypocrites

    May 3, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. JP

    I'm outraged! Why didn't they thank Obama? After all, HE was the mastermind behind it. *end sarcasm*

    May 3, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. OneMoreTime

    @MedialsPartOfTheProblem: I agree, how about splitting the 25M reward money they made available for whoever
    helped capture bin Laden?? It had better not go anywhere else don't you think?

    May 3, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. KevBro

    I wonder how many republican intelligence committee members who had some advanced knowledge; really wanted this mission to fail for political reasons. Guess we will never know.....

    May 3, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  14. mark

    a clinton and 2 Bushes couldnt do it thank obama

    May 3, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  15. Rick in Phx

    As an Independent voter. Just watching all the post from the Republicans about the Bin Laden mission. Maybe the senate would have been better off passing a resolution praising George W. Bush. The way I remember watching George W.'s prediency, in Bush's alternate unvierse Osama bin Laden gained about 40 lbs, shrunk around a foot and a half, moved to Iraq and changed his name to Saddam Hussein.

    May 3, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. mark

    more fair and more balanced than fox news

    May 3, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  17. T'sah from Virginia

    I would LOVE to meet the SEALs that did this mission. I tear up every time thinking about them and the GREAT job they did.... I am very proud of them and this will teach others NOT to mess with the USA!!!! RIGHT ON TO ALL THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN!!!

    May 3, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  18. D-NICE

    I'm surprised someone didn't fillibuster it.

    May 3, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  19. Get A Grip

    I'm so darn PROUD of our Navy Seal and the rest of our military HEROES. THANK YOU all for your service to this great country of ours!

    May 3, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |