“We got him.”

From abc NEWS:

The first indication for President Obama that Osama bin Laden had been killed came when a Navy SEAL sent back the coded message to Washington that said simply, “Geronimo-E KIA.”

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Geronimo was the code name for the operation that sent two teams of 12 SEALS zooming by Blackhawk helicopters to a walled compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, on Sunday to kill or capture the most wanted man in the world.

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After a 40-minute search of the compound, punctuated by firefights, bin Laden was dead, and the cryptic “Geronimo-E KIA” code sent relief through the White House. E stood for enemy and KIA for killed in action.

Bin Laden was shot twice, once in the head and once in the chest, a senior administration official told ABC News.

The SEALS words, however, were not sufficient proof that the mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks was finally dead. As the evidence piled up — verbal ID, face recognition analysis and DNA matches — the White House debate continued. Obama ended the discussion with a terse, “We got him.”

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Counterterrorism chief John Brennan told reporters that while bin Laden had vowed to go down fighting, in his last moments alive the master terrorist hid behind a woman.

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Earlier today, Obama praised the anonymous heroes who tracked and killed bin Laden, saying, “we are fortunate to have Americans who dedicate their lives” to defending our country.

“We may not always know their names, we may not always know their stories, but they are always there on the front lines of freedom and we are truly blessed,” Obama said in a White House ceremony to honor Medal of Honor winners.

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He gave special recognition in his speech to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, calling him “one of the finest secretaries of defense in our history.”

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Bin Laden‘s DNA was matched with at least two of his relatives, including one of his sisters who died in Boston and whose brain was kept by the United States. The result came back as a 99.9 percent match.

Bin Laden’s body was then flown to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials told ABC News and he was buried at sea. The burial was done in accordance with Islamic law, officials said, although there has since been despute over that. A Muslim seaman conducted the process and said the prayers, with bin Laden’s body wrapped in the “appropriate way” with a white sheet.

Obama administration officials said it was important to handle the body in accordance with Islamic practices so not to inflame the Muslim world.

Celebrations erupted over night in the United States after the president’s televised announcement that “justice has been done.”

If there is really such a thing as a soul and Heaven and Hell, may bin Laden’s be burning in Hell right now, and may his soul never know a moments peace.

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32 responses to ““We got him.”

  1. jean-philippe

    Well, humiliating Trump and defeating bin Laden… It was a good weekend for Obama…

  2. Obama is superfly kickass stud of the month. I think when American penises were measured for the world penis map he must have been on his Kenya trip.

    I can almost see an exit strategy.

  3. John Erickson

    You did hear that, at least out west, Obama cut into Celebrity Apprentice before Trump got to “fire” this week’s victim? Classic! :D
    And as I stated elsewhere, CNN came up with this:
    The Mets and Phillies were playing (baseball) when the first rumblings came in. This was especially meaningful, as the two teams were from 2 of the states affected (NY and Pennsylvania) and the news came through in the 9th inning with the score tied 1-1, thus giving 911.
    As my wife said, CNN’s gonna need a chiropractor after THAT reach! ;)
    And Nonnie, thanks for not taking a tangent from “Black Hawk Down”. One helo did make a rough landing and had to be destroyed to prevent capture. That would’ve been rather upsetting to an old military fanboy like me. :)

    • doh! i just commented to j-p that i just read about celeb apprentice being preempted, and now i just read it again! :lol: that means it must be true! :wink:
      i didn’t start out with this movie. i was going to use this one. as a matter of fact, i was halfway through it when i decided that i don’t want osama bin rottin’ uglying up the raisin, so i grabbed this poster at the last minute. i thought it would be pretty straightforward, but it turned out to be a pain in the ass. it’s okay, it’s worth it to celebrate that piece of shit becoming fish food.

      i would have loved to have been at that ballgame, first, because i’m a mets fan, and two, the energy must have been amazing.

  4. Love it. Rated K for Kick Ass.

  5. So far I haven’t heard anyone ripping him apart for this accomplishment. I can just imagine Batshit Bachmann must be squeezing her tiny brain cells trying to come up with something.

  6. the imbecile has already spoken:

    Tonight’s news does not bring back the lives of the thousands of innocent people who were killed that day by Osama bin Laden’s horrific plan, and it does not end the threat posed by terrorists, but it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end of Sharia-compliant terrorism.

    (there ain’t no such thing as sharia-compliant terrorism)

  7. So, just to clarify … for all the talk-radio blatherers who were saying that our troops were being hamstrung and not allowed to do their jobs, that they were reading Miranda rights on the battlefield, etc. …

    If these people had any integrity, then they’d be apologizing.

    Don’t hold your breath.

    • believe it or not, rushbo actually praised obama! yes, it really is the end of the world.

      have you noticed that the rethugs are trying to give chimpy the credit for this? they can twist themselves into pretzels, and all they’re doing is making themselves look even pettier than they already do.

      • oops, i take it back. rushbo was just being the asswipe he is. he was being sarcastic. he doesn’t give the president any credit at all. that would make his fat head explode.

        • A friend of mine, a loyal Republican, posted on Facebook that although he has a lot of differences with Pres. Obama, he gives him credit for handling this situation well.

          I commented that that’s a mark of real character, being able to rebuke (when appropriate) one’s natural allies and giving credit (when due) to his rivals. It shows honor and intellectual consistency.

          Limbaugh has none of those traits, and it’s hardly surprising.

          I had considered listening to the three blatherers yesterday just to see how they talked about this without giving the President any credit for it … but I decided that I didn’t hate myself that much.

          Funny thing … wasn’t it treason, just a couple years ago, to talk down about our President during war time?

          • while the bulk of hate-talk radio’s zombie listeners will buy anything the haters dish out, i have to believe that some of them are rethinking what they’ve been hearing for so many years. i think the fact that it was a democratic president who finally got public enemy #1 will get obama some respect, even if they still don’t like him.

  8. a sharia compliant terrorist – did Bachshit read that from her Obamaprompter. At least credited bush and squeezed in Obama’s name. ps – donald trump still has bad hair and a shitty personality even if he congratulated obama and only had the firing preempted

    ps – i rode up the elevator this morning with NicoleWallace and said to my friend – OUT LOUD – aint it funny that the cowboy that was in the white house couldnt accomplish his mission, but the Kenyan socialist muslim could. she heard every word

    • i love you, dcAp! i wish you had had a camera for that elevator ride. next time she’s in the elevator, wonder aloud about whether capt underpants will finally share his super-secret plan for getting bin laden that he kept talking about during the campaign. :lol:

  9. Can we get out of the wars now??????????

    • Yes, we can! Do the British thing, declare victory and leave. I wonder if the prez will be presented with the OBL custom AK to go in the trophy case? It was time for him to go anyway. The current upheaval in the Arab world has NOTHING to do with his radical mindset and everything to do with the information age catching up to despotism and nepotism that keep these societies backward. Remember, a millenia ago the Arabs were the smart people. They all die off eventually, except Castro, who seems to have morphed into a politico-vampire of some sort.

    • i think this would be a great opportunity to declare victory and get the hell out of afghanistan. there are very few al qaeda left there anyway.

  10. jeb

    As someone said on FB, killing Osama means Obama is really not a very good Muslim sleeper agent.

  11. A birther told me he’s not really dead! A new act for the circus.

    • the amazing thing is that they are so certain so instantaneously. how could they possibly have gotten any proof one way or another that would make them so sure?

  12. ya, what J-P said….. getting Trump and Osama in a twenty-four hour period!!….. and What Tex-West said….. declare victory and get the hell out… but I think Trumps hair would be a better trophy! ;) I hope the Kenya Kid rides this momentum…. big time.

    • so far, obama’s been his usual laid-back self, and i think that will serve him very well. he doesn’t give the teabaggers and the birthers and the rightwing thugs the opportunity to say that he’s being arrogant. of course, on the other hand, they’ll try to spin it and say that obama isn’t boasting, because he knows most of the credit goes to chimpy. yeah, let ‘em try to sell that to a thinking person.

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