The second thing that came to mind was the song from the wizard of Oz about "the wicked old witch is dead" except I was thinking it ha ha the bastards' dead the wicked old bastards'.
Finally- at long last- George Bush's promise that bin laden would be brought to justice has been brought to fruition.Yes Obama was at the helm,and gave the final order to kill bin laden,but,make no mistake this would not have happened without the commitment,determination,and dogged persistence of all our military,and, intelligence assets that were ordered into action by then President George W.Bush.
Bush was relentless in his pursuit of Al-Qaeda all over the world-and ironically-was opposed in his desire to take the fight to Al-Qaeda by the one who has sought to take credit for getting bin laden-Barack Obama.
I do give credit to Barack Obama for at least coming to his senses and realizing that this diseased maniac needed to be taken out. I applaud the fact that he gave the order to go for it,and, I especially applaud our brave Navy Seals for pulling this operation off with no American casualties despite one helicopter malfunctioning and having to be blown up. Job very well done to all involved!
Now to world reaction. I was intrigued to see what AlJazeerra had to say here is a sampling...
Mwai Kibaki - Kenyan presidentThe killing of Osama has taken place nearly 13 years after the terrorist bombings in Nairobi that led to the death of over 200 people, in an act believed to have been masterminded by Osama.His killing is an act of justice to those Kenyans who lost their lives and the many more who suffered injuries
As for Japan, we have worked with Afghanistan and Pakistan to do our part in facing the threat caused by terrorism.
We believe this to be a firm advance in the fight against terrorism and as such welcome it and also express our respect towards the US, Pakistan and related parties
This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.
George W Bush - former US president
The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
May this serve as a warning to those who would kill Americans that no matter where you go,no matter how long it takes, one day you WILL come face to face with an American soldier with a loaded gun in his hand and on that day YOU WILL DIE!!
And as Barack Obama said in his speech last night...
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America."