WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the Saudi extremist whose al-Qaida terrorist organization killed more than 3,000 people in coordinated attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, is dead following a military operation in Pakistan and the U.S. has recovered his body, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night.
Our thoughts go out to the victims and families affected by the events of 9/11/2001. “Justice has been done,” as President Obama proclaimed in his speech, be it nearly 10 years on.
Our prayers also go out for the safety of those service members still in harms way in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations. Bin Laden may have been taken out, but there are still those who want to carry on his cause.