Obama touts bin Laden killing
May 10th, 2011
08:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama touts bin Laden killing

(CNN) - On his first campaign stop since U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama told some 750 supporters at a fundraiser in Austin, Texas, that bin Laden is no longer a threat.

"Because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nation's uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies, Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States of America," he said.

During his remarks, someone in the audience shouted: "Thank you for getting bin Laden."

Obama said the successful operation should "inspire us to finish what we started."

The fund-raiser followed a border stop in El Paso, the first for the president since taking office.

After touring a cargo facility at the Bridge of The Americas port of entry, Obama touted security improvements and again called for comprehensive immigration reform.

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • President Obama • Texas
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. one voice

    The difference: To get Saddam: 1 trillion dollars, 4200 service men and women dead, 38,000 wounded, 120,000 INNOCENT Iraqies dead. To get Bin Laden: 0 Service men and Women dead, one mission- cost minimal. Democrat or Republican? YOUR CHOICE

    May 10, 2011 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    He did in 2 years what Bush couldn't do in 8. Why shouldn't he tout his successful policy statergy?

    May 10, 2011 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. Rick in OP

    "During his remarks, someone in the audience shouted: "Thank you for getting bin Laden."

    It was probably the same jerk who screams "get in the hole" when Tiger Woods hits a golf ball.

    May 10, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. CSM

    "Thank you for getting bin Laden."

    Rock on Mr. President!! Great leadership!! HOOAH!

    GOTP you were wrong Again (as usual) Now you must "reload" you lie machines with new lies.

    May 10, 2011 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. P a l I n 2112

    Thank you Mr President for getting results.

    May 10, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    President Obama still hasn't learned how to do this "victory lap" correct. He is first supposed to say how proud he is of himself for getting this done and give little to NO credit to the Bush administration. The he is supposed to unhurl a banner saying "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" over his head where ever he goes to speak. Gessh no wonder folks like Palin are always so critical of him, he just can't seem to get things right.

    May 11, 2011 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Thank you again, Mr. President and all who participated in eliminating this very real threat to our national security. And keep up the good work!

    May 11, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Yes We Can!!!

    May 11, 2011 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  9. willard

    Im feeling bad my heart so iknow that seal are keep involed
    Hunt kill to bin laden why not seal should caught to bring him to justice court then seal will be safe caught to him that is true
    I saw cnn news that why obma make funny slaughter talk with fort campbell

    May 11, 2011 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  10. kat

    Thank George Bush. BHO doesn't have a clue.

    May 11, 2011 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  11. USNdiver

    Instead of taking victory laps and yelling " let me hear it for ME" he should have kept quiet and used the treasure trove of intell to do max damage to the bad guys THEN did victory laps . What a narcissist.

    May 11, 2011 06:11 am at 6:11 am |
  12. welfare prez retoric

    once again, osamabama takes all the credit, just like the oil spill, taking all the credit is the obama way, nobody does it better, what a joke, just once in your live obama try to be a leader istead of an idiot

    May 11, 2011 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  13. Guido

    Yes he did!

    May 11, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |