I don’t know who had the best comment, Lindsey or Mike Huckabee, who welcomed him to hell.
“…”It is unusual to celebrate a death, but today Americans and decent people the world over cheer the news that madman, murderer and terrorist Osama Bin Laden is dead. The leader of Al Qaeda— responsible for the deaths of 3000 innocent citizens on September 11, 2001, and whose maniacal hate is responsible for the deaths of thousands of US servicemen and women was killed by U.S. military. President Obama confirmed the announcement late last night. DNA tests confirmed his death and his body is in the possession of the U. S.
It has taken a long time for this monster to be brought to justice. Welcome to hell, bin Laden. Let us all hope that his demise will serve notice to Islamic radicals the world over that the United States will be relentless is tracking down and terminating those who would inflict terror, mayhem and death on any of our citizens.”…”
It is about a moment of unity for this country.
“…”There are very few events that bring the American family together, but this is one of them,” Graham said. “The message of this event is that if you choose to do harm to the American people and try to destroy our way of life, there is no place to hide and no passage of time will keep you safe.””… Lindsey Graham
May God Bless the Navy Seals! We need to say a special prayer of thanks to those 24 brave Navy Seals who got him. I sure hope they get to claim that reward!
Over the weekend The Pink Flamingo has been lamenting the fact that this nation rarely comes together. I was watching the Royal Wedding and hoping and praying that somehow, for just one brief and shining moment we could come together. Well, tonight we have. It won’t last long, but it is nice while it lasts.
I think Lindsey may have put it best.
“…Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham, old-style politicians who wear their emotions on their sleeves, traveled the world together when Biden served in the Senate.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, guessed why Biden might be calling him at home on a Sunday night.
“Did we get the bastard?” Graham asked.
“We got him!” a jubilant Biden responded.
The two men quickly turned reflective as they agreed that the United States may face retaliatory attacks from radical Muslims.
“Both of us understand that we can expect reprisals,” Graham said. “This is not the end of the al Qaida threat, but it is a momentum-builder against extremists.”
Graham, a military lawyer and the only member of Congress to have served active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq as an Air Force Reserve colonel, asked Biden to extend his congratulations to President Barack Obama.
“I said, ‘Please tell the president that all of us appreciate his persistence when it comes to being aggressive along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and going after bin Laden,’” Graham said. “This is the time to give the president his due.”…”
As Lindsey said, Pakistan is a big problem, now.
From John McCain:
“..“I am overjoyed that we finally got the world’s top terrorist,” McCain said in a statement. “The world is a better and more just place now that Osama bin Laden is no longer in it. I hope the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight and every night hence knowing that justice has been done. I commend the President and his team, as well as our men and women in uniform and our intelligence professionals, for this superb achievement.
“But while we take heart in the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, we must be mindful that al-Qaeda and its terrorist allies are still lethal and determined enemies, and we must remain vigilant to defeat them.”…”
Lindsey’s full statement:
“...I was pleased to receive a phone call from Vice President Biden informing me of the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Forces. I relayed to the Vice President my congratulations on this historic day. Events such as this do not happen accidently and require great personal sacrifice and courage. God bless those who put themselves in harm’s way to bring about this long-overdue day of justice.
With the death of Osama Bin Laden and impending trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammad, I hope the victims of 9/11 will receive some closure and believe justice is being served. This day has been long-awaited by our nation and all those who reject terrorism. This event by no means ends our fight against Al Qaeda, but it is a decisive moment helping create momentum for our cause throughout the world.
With the death of Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda will do everything possible to take revenge. That’s why it is important we stay on the offensive and remain ever-vigilant in our fight against terrorism.
It should be clearly understood that there is no safe hiding spot for those who harm the American people. Those who act against our nation will be relentlessly pursued and they will be brought to justice. Today’s announcement has been a long time coming and like all Americans, I’m very glad justice has been served….”