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  • GaryS Leesburg, VA
    May 1, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    I just heard that Obama is going to announce that Osama bin Laden is dead. Stay tuned.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    May 1, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Bin Laden dead.

    Bush couldn't, wouldn't, didn't.

    Obama did.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    May 1, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    Booyah!

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    May 1, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    Bush failed.

    Obama accomplished the mission.

  • jonjon Cedar Hills, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    USA USA USA

  • Everest American Fork, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    Could we please bring our troops home now?

  • nordlie1 silver spring, md
    May 1, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    After 9/11 happened it was so unimaginable that I thought then as well now that their sinister plot (Al Qaeda) could continue against America without him. Heard while waiting for President Obama to come on that America has his body. God bless the U.S.A.

  • ???? Murray, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    Bush had the bravery to start it and Mr. Obama rode coat tales to the finish.

  • Emophiliac Vernal, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    It will be interesting to hear how they got him, and to hear what they do with his body. Whatever they do, they need to make sure there isn't some place where terrorists can go on pilgrimage.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    A guy they were interviewing on TV said that Al Qaida operatives are not going to accept the word of the US that Bin Laden is dead and will demand proof.

    I wonder how many Al Qaida operatives are going to be posting on this story?

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    Isn't it funny how it took Bush 8 years to lose Osama Bin Laden? And it only took 2 1/2 years for Obama to find and kill him?

    Man I love this President!

    USA USA USA!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    Finally . . .

    It Obama to get Osama. Kind of poetic.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 1, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    @ ????: Nice to know that you think the current actions being taken by our military are nothing but "coat tales."

  • jonjon Cedar Hills, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Maybe Obama should be Secretary of Defense instead

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Bush had the bravery to start it?? HAHAHA Some of these posts are so funny. God bless the USA. 3,000 or so people who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 are finally avenged. Please people dont politicize the results. It was american intelligence, with our commander in chief providing them with the tools they needed. I think concentrating in Afganastan like we have for the last year with over 100,000 troops, probably helped. Rather than waste our time and efforts in Iraq.

  • gem2477 Layton, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Yeah. Obama got Bin Ladin. . . . .After ten years of us looking for him, 8 of those while he wasn't President. Sheesh. You actually think Obama would look for him if 9/11 happened on his watch? Not hardly.

    Anyway, good for our troops! they are AWESOME.

  • justcap Provo, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    The team effort paid off to get Osama; unfortunately he was only one of the terrorists.

  • rjpkp Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    This isn't about Bush or Obama separately. This is about our country keeping a promise that was made on 9/11..."We will hunt down and punish those responsible for these terrorist attacks." It wasn't Mr. bush or Mr. Obama who found and killed this evil man, it was our troops. We should put politics aside for one night and be proud of the fact that our country won't tolerate terrorism, no matter how long it takes to bring terrorists to justice.

  • Tuffy Parker Salem, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    It's naive to think or profess that either Bush or Obama had anything personally to do with the outcome of this. Rather it's our armed forces that have been pursuing Osama Bin Laden regardless of the name on the desk in the oval office. Ultimately, the military is responsible for the outcome.

  • B Logan, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    Okay, I've read the comments that Obama did what Bush couldn't. Get real. We might as well say that it happened because the Republicans took back congress. What a joke. Can we just enjoy the moment and quit making it political?

  • silas brill Heber, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:30 p.m.

    I simply cannot remember the last time I heard any good news of any kind. I hope this moment of good news can lead to new hope and define a turning point to the positive for our country.

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    When President Obama was first elected, I predicted that he would get Osama Bin Laden. It was a very optimistic guess, but I am very pleased to see it come to pass. Congratulations President Obama. Congratulations Special Forces.

  • JMT Springville, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    100 years from now we will have a very different story then what we believe right now.

    I have a copy of "Life" magazine from 1944. In this magazine is an add from a defense contractor bragging that their technology helped the US Navy defeat the Japanese Navy at the Battle of Salvo Island in 1942 and in the process sunk 5 Japanese cruisers. The problem is that this was a complete lie. The Battle of Salvo Island happened though the US Navy did not sink a single Japanese ship, instead the Japanese sunk 4 US Navy and 1 Australian cruisers. It was sheer propaganda. It is shocking that even two years after the battle Americans had no idea the truth. I would be interested to know when the truth was finally known.

    My point, I do not believe Osama Bin Laden is dead. Many, many military types have questions about his role and the nature of his existence in the first place. Is this similar to the 15-year old Jewish boy who burned the Reichstag down leading to the rise of fascism in Germany?

    I have seen too many lies to simply buy this.

  • radically_independent Orem, Utah
    May 1, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    B... It is because it was claimed Obama was weak on terror... Chaney, and many others made this a political issue. It should not have been, but it was.

    The message here is that we will get those who attack america whether it be a Republican or a Democrat president.

    Justice has finally been served.

  • Murray Dad Murray, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    Finally.
    Although terroism continues to be front and center, let's use the same resolve and skill to tackle the other issues.
    Not birth certificates.

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    Okay I will admit that the news of Osamas death is wonderful news. I will also admit that I am saddened that it hadnt happened sooner. There is, however, a problem that I have with some peoples reactions. The problem stems from congratulating Obama for his death. The main reason for this is the simple poor logic involved in these congratulations.

    If one were to look at this news they would realize that the President has very little control over these strikes. Yes he has some but the real congratulations should be given to our covert operatives that actually took Osama down! These are the ones that did the work. These are the ones that made things happen. The President though has done little. Not because he is poor or that he doesnt care but simply because he doesnt have the time to work in these day to day operations. The real success comes from those that gathered the information and acted on that information to bring down this monster. To assert otherwise would do nothing more than drive a wedge between the American people, something that for now we do not need.

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    I applaud all brave soldiers and intelligence personnel who tool part in this act of bringing a sense of justice for the cowardly attack on innocent people on 9-11.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Who cares if it happened under Bush or Obama? The point is that the mass mind of the murder of thousands of innocent lives is dead.

    Can't we all put politics aside for one second and just thank God for this?

  • What Yeah Centerville, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    It's not about Bush or Obama.
    It's about the men and women of the armed forces.
    It's about the people who lost their lives on 9/11.
    It's about all of the American people.
    It's about justice.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    May 1, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    The military killed Bin Laden...Obama didn't do jack but give approval to pull the trigger.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    May 1, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    Congrats and many thanks to the special ops soldiers and those behind the ops strategists who planned the operation; also thanks to the silent service (CIA). Also thank you Mr. President for making this a top priority and thank you former Pres. Bush for starting the effort; let it serve as a warning to all other terrorists; you can run, you can hide, but in the end well get you.

  • O'really Idaho Falls, ID
    May 1, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    I'm Immensely relieved that this terrorist leader is out of the picture. Thank heavens he is no longer on the earth to inspire evil. He will be judged by God for all he has done and I wouldn't really want to be in his shoes (or sandals)at that point.

    I hate to be the pessimist here but I don't think it's going to slow Al-Queada all that much. They still seem to be pretty organized and determined. In fact, I wonder if this will trigger retaliation. I think we still need to keep our guard up and watch for suspicious activity.

  • OlpuebloguyInWyo Evanston, WY
    May 1, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    Reagan did not. Bush 1 did not. Clinton did not. Bush 2 did not. Obama did not.

    THE MILITARY DID IT!!

    Great job brothas.

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    May 1, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    This is not a matter of Bush v Obama. The real credit goes to the Courage and tenancity of the US Defense Force. Congratulations goes to those who protect and serve this great nation.

  • dalry23 Santa Maria, CA
    May 1, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    Can't we just once be happy for the Nation instead of the continual political partisanship that seems to reign. I 'm pleased for the military, President Obama, President Bush, the intelligence community and above all for the American people who are in desperate need of some good news every once in a while.

  • ljeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    Do you think we could call of the criticism of TSA? The TSA is going to be tested like never before. There will be attempts to retaliate by Al Qaeda. Everybody needs to be watchful. Let TSA do their jobs. It's going to be tough.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 1, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    A huge psychological victory congrats to those engaged in the effort. Of course terrorism will continue and Obama is correct that these terrorists have murdered not just U.S. Citizens but even more Muslims.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Good riddance. Props to the brave people who finally got it done.

  • attentive Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    This is incredible news. I just hope it's true.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Great News!

    Stay vigilant America.

    There are thousands, in the madrassa incubators, just waiting to take his place.

  • Mick Murray, Utah
    May 1, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    They are not reporting Osama was killed in Libya. Obama voted against military action ten years ago. All credit to the armed forces. They always make me proud to be an American!

  • JNA Layton, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    This was done by our intelligence people and our military. All our President did was say it was Ok to kill him. Please give me a break, this isn't about Obama or Bush or any other President. Barack Obama is the worst President to ever occupy the Oval Office.

  • westcoastlife saltlake city, utah
    May 1, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    The world Lives as Cheers wail With in many others Finally after all these years!Yet thiers lone sharks that keep making trouble
    Thankyou Mr.President Thankyou hats off!
    For So many our American Soldiers for all you have done.
    As
    to Protect everybody on USA grounds and airforce & Submarines You are always In our Thoughts.A Long Tribute to those who have Died for America safety & Security=
    stay Aware its not over Until thier some Peace in the World & America~

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:24 p.m.

    This had nothing to do with a specific President. To say that Bush was a failure for not getting Osama and Obama is a success is disingenuous and is political pandering at the worst. This is the type of divisiveness that is tearing our country apart.

    It is the men/women of the military and intelligence community that accomplished this. It was not Republican or Democrat or Tea Party or Independent that accomplished it. It was our national resolve to bring a mass murderer to justice.

    Now we just have to be attentive because there are still many who want the absolute destruction of "every" single US Citizen, Obama supporters and Bush supporters alike.

  • facts_r_stubborn Kaysville, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    I think its unfortunate that the true believers on both sides can't even drop the political rhetoric at a time like these. We are the UNITED States and people of America on issues like this.

    President Bush and our brave young men and women in uniform did everything they could to bring this mass murdered to justice.

    President Obama did the same and finally accomplished the mission. He deserves credit and praise for completing the task. His address to the nation was excellent and spot on.

    I'm a Republican, and disagree with many of President Obama's policies especially domestically. However, he is our commander in chief, and he did us proud on this one.

    Let's put politics aside for at least an hour and respond as Americans united in our praise for a job well done, and justice served.

  • Older Reader Tooele, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    It took 10 years to track him down and now Big O wants all the credit! He sure knows how to use the word "I"!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    Congratulations to our military.

    A strong military and special ops gets things done.

    I hope our politicians can take a cue from the military and get something done as well, like the economy and balancing the budget.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    I never saw a people so happy and celebratory in the wake of death of a human being. I'm sure angels in heaven are dancing in the streets as we are today. How savage a society we have become to glorify suffering of any kind.

  • tMoS North Liberty, IA
    May 1, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Bush didn't get Bin Laden.

    Obama didn't get Bin Laden.

    Troops from our United States Military got Bin Laden. This shouldn't be about political parties. It should be about the heroics of all of our troops.

    Good job men and thank you.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Stopping Economic tail-spin, check
    Passing HealtchCare, check
    Actually getting Osama Bin Laden, check

    I don't know, but Pres. Obama's re-election in 2012 against looks like a shut-out.

    Against who? Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee.

  • Emophiliac Vernal, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    So, bin Laden was living in a mansion outside of Islamabad? Isn't that under control of Pakistan? They had better come up with a good reason as to why he was able to live there and was not under arrest by them. It sounds like Pakistan was harboring our number one enemy.

  • radically_independent Orem, Utah
    May 1, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    When the military failed miserably in Iran trying to launch a mission to free the US hostages, the failure was blamed on then what some called the worst President ever. Now with a success, the current president is granted no credit for his leadership, and again is the worst president ever. When American military went after libyia, the president was totally responsible. when the military strikes a victory, the president had nothing to do with it.

    It is too bad some people can't constrain there hate.even in a moment victory for the US.

    In many ways it is absolutely right this isn't about Obama. But you can't have it that only bad things are his fault, and anything good is not his to take even a small portion of credit. He is after all our commander and chief, like it or nota.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    Congratulations to our military and the Commander in Chief. It was very important that we re-focused from Iraq and brought justice.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    Had the mission failed the president would have been blamed. He exercised courage in ordering this attack.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 1, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    It isn 't just the lives lost on 9/11 but all the lives lost in the effort to bring bin Laden to justice. I hope their families feel a measure of peace and accomplshment tonight. it was known that elements in the Pakisani ISI were sympathetic to bin Laden
    So the leaders in Pakistan need to watch their backs too.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 1, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    FYI Obama was elected a Senator in 2005, and therefore did not have the opportunity to vote on the original Afghanistan or Iraq
    Invasion.

  • MormonDem Provo, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:26 p.m.

    It is an exaggeration to give Obama all the credit, but it is also an exaggeration to say he had nothing to do with it. He had to receive the intelligence and make the decision. And it wasn't a sure-thing either, because in order to take him out they had to drop into Pakistan, and they had to decide whether or not to ask Pakistan's permission. Obama decided not to and to just go ahead.

    If you don't think that top-level strategy is important in situations like this, you need to read up on Osama's escape during the battle of Tora Bora in 2001.

    We don't have to celebrate our President, but as Americans we should certainly celebrate with him! Give credit where it's do. If you don't give Obama props when he deserves props, your gripes become far less credible.

  • Jeffrey Wilbur Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    4452 dead soldiers, at least 100,000 dead civilians, $1,188,295,450,000 dollars spent, a power vacuum in the Middle East, and countless freedoms stripped in America. Osama is dead now.

    Bring our troops home and end this madness!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    After silencing his critics over his birth certificate,
    Pres. Obama starts a new conspiracy theory of his own called "Deathers" -- for those denying Osama Bin Laden's valid DEATH certificate....

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    Obama may not deserve credit for getting Osama,
    but Bush definately gets credit for losing him.

    If Bush hadn't been obsessed with Saddam Hussein,
    this would have been over a long time ago.

  • 1Infidel APO, AE
    May 2, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Barack Obama could not, no way, anyhow, qualify for a security clearance via any other way than by being elected. (A fact too many Americans don't take into account when voting - character should be an issue, and no one knew anything tangible about this character.) I am surprised frankly that he was given this kind of sensitive information from as far back as it is being reported, as I have no doubts many in the chain would not have trusted Obama personally with the info. Luckily for America he doesn't have much breathing room to conduct his own little agendas for political expediencies.

    I look forward to whatever revelations come about the support and such that came from the Pakistanis, and whatever upheavals this might bring in the ISI.

  • radio_lover Toronto, Ontario
    May 2, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    I am in total agreement with the suggestion that politics be set aside and the triumphant moment brought about by the intrepid men of the forces be truly celebrated. I say this from the standpoint of a Canadian who loves his American brethren.

  • Theeng2 Holladay, UT
    May 2, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    I have a hope that we can stop the bickering, and the division in America and start to come together like we use to be. To me the division that has happened has taken a toll on us and our quality of life. It's up to all of us to reach out to one another and unite as Americans. United we stand, divided we fall.

  • saltpork roy, utah
    May 2, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    I have a question for all of you that are saying that Obama had nothing to do with this and deserves no credit. What would be your reaction if we had received word that he had authorized a mission to capture a high value target, which resulted in the deaths of 40 special forces personnel and the destruction of several military choppers? He would have been owned by FOX news and the Republican party. The only thing that we would be hearing for the next several weeks is how Obama is like Carter and the failed mission to rescue the hostages in Iran. I think if he took the risk of what failure would mean for him, he deserves the rewards that come with victory.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    May 2, 2011 4:00 a.m.

    It was our military that accomplished this. Thanks to all involved that never gave up. This isn't about politics it is about Americas courage and resolve. I am willing to give credit where credit is due and yes I give Obama credit for staying the course. Justive always prevails. God bless America.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    May 2, 2011 4:14 a.m.

    Now then...the questions remain. If this is true...How big will be the uprising and the unification of his martyrdom and how long will we be fighting throughout all of the middle east as a result of having accomplished this one particular mission that took way too long to finally be fulfilled ??? This isn't the end by no means. If the U.S. is thinking that the War on terrorism is over or nearly over then they truly do not understand the resolve of radical Islam. We'll know over the next few months just exactly what is in store. It would be a tremendous victory if it meant what we would like it to to mean...but the face value and it's actual underlying core value unfortunately are not the same. We've already had one significant premature "Mission Accomplished" celebration...and we won't know the fallout from this "not fully verified" significant event as of yet. You have to realize that if Osama bin Ladin is in fact dead and died in combat... then his celebration of martyrdom will more than likely be a proportionally significant event as well. We must maintain our viligence.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    May 2, 2011 4:19 a.m.

    "Barack Obama could not, no way, anyhow, qualify for a security clearance via any other way than by being elected."

    Please detail out what this means. What is it about BO that that would preclude him from getting security clearance?

    This should be interesting.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 2, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    It is a good day for America - no matter who gets "credit". We should sit back and enjoy this moment while it last.

    Unfortunately we all know too well that this will not end groups like this who wish to initiate political change through intimidation, and attacking innocents. Hopefully though this will slow them down some. But we know the target has just changed, not gone away.

    But for today, lets just enjoy the satisfaction that in part justice for 9/11 has been served. Enjoying being an American today - or one who love liberty no matter where you live.

    We can get back to petty comments tomorrow.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    May 2, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    Congrats to all involved in bringing justice to the world.

    I can't figure out why many in these posts cannot bring themselves to give any credit to our current President for the success? What is about President Obama that people find so offensive? Is it politics? Racial prejudice? I can't figure it out. Why can't we, as Americans, be proud of our President?

    I teach history at the high school level. It's sad to hear the comments students repeat about our leaders, regardless of political party, that they hear from their parents. As a society we are damaging our future with our inability to be proud of being an American. We're so busy being Republicans and Democrats we forget we are Americans. Many of the comments posted here are examples of this concern.

    I hope the day will return when we are Americans first!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    May 2, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    Having the body buried (many of us would rather say 'discarded') at sea is a perfect solution, denying any opportunity to those that might want to pay any respect to this person.

    Again, congratulations to the Navy Seals for a job well done. The world is better off today.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    May 2, 2011 7:15 a.m.

    Obama cut a round of golf short yesterday to take care of Osama. Now back to golfing and frittering our economy away. King Obama, the golfer, also said that "al-quaida is not dead, and we must continue to be vigilant." Now this is the direct opposite postion that he took years ago. I hope he doesn't mean we will continue to waste precious blood and national treasure fighting immoral wars in the islamic world.

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    May 2, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Amazing how in a moment of triumph for our country that all we can do is bicker about who gets credit. I think we are our own worst enemy.

    There are a lot of people who deserve some credit. Bush and Obama both deserve some credit. Obama deserves some credit for sure since he made capturing Osama a priority. However Bush made captureing Osama a priority as well. It just so happens that the military found Osama during Obama's presidency. Some of the intel was gathered from people detained during Bush's presidency. I believe both presidents where doing the right thing. But lets not forget the real work was done by the armed forces.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    The President authorized and personally directed the operation. His approach has been called aggressive and daring. On KSL news last night and here the desperate conservatives have been trying to spin it the other way. The Iraq operation painted the right into a corner, it is time they come our and act in our country's interest.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    May 2, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    o is my hero. at the end of the day he'll establish that he was there and personally shot him.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    May 2, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    Bush disbanded the Bin Laden unit in 2006. Not sure how focused we were on Bin Laden during those times. Obviously
    Our hands were full with Iraq and the insurgency there.

  • Ted Saint George, UT
    May 2, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    His body has already been disposed of at sea? Really? Why did they dispose of him so quick? Could it be that he really died years ago and now when Obama's team find this out they stage a big fire fight and then Bin Ladan is dead? It was all fabricated for ratings, that all.

  • Andy Horlacher Sandy, Utah
    May 2, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    Personally, I find it sad that another life was taken in a brutal manner and that millions are celebrating. Remember how we felt when we saw the footage of celebrating in the streets on 9/11/2001. There is something wrong with celebrating the killing of human life. I would rather he would have been captured, brought to trial (so he could see his atrocities), then properly sentenced like Saddam Hussein was. Now I realize that in this particular case, events had to proceed as they did, and I am happy that there were relatively very few lives taken. It is all the celebrating that I am deeply concerned about. Do we have to stoop to the same level of our enemies? What does this say about the society that we live in?

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    I was just reading that his body was buried at sea. Yesterday the news media said we had his body and DNA testing was done to confirm his identity. Now we have no body and even if we have the DNA results, how do we know they are really bin Ladin's without his body?

    Could this have been a ploy for the presidential campaign? In his speach last night, the president was crediting mostly himself for the victory.

  • Madden Herriman, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    Great news. A little embarrassing to hear groups of people chanting "USA, USA" like we just won an Olympic gold medal match. A terrorist and a mass-murdered is dead, justice is done, but it isn't exactly a time to celebrate in the streets. Well done to our brave military involved in this, you are heroes.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    I am waiting for a month or two to pass and a new Osama video surfaces where he says, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated".

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    How could we be so stupid to bury evidence of a crime in the sea? Now conspiracy theory will abound. Was Bin Ladin really killed? Was he already dead? Is he really still alive? Were Americans and the rest of the world duped into believing something that really didn't happen? Was this report a hoax? No autopsy? Why? Isn't every human being, regardless of how vile he may be, deserving of a proper burial? This makes absolutely no sense. Why must our government quickly clean up crime scenes without proper handling of evidence. This reckless destruction of evidence also occurred in Waco, Oklahoma City and New York City. This is foolishness and this may come back to haunt us for decades to come.

  • Did I Say That? Rawlins, WY
    May 2, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    "Buried at sea?" Perfect.

    We have a dead terrorist with no body...

    And we have a president with no papers...

  • Rocket Science Brigham City, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Congratulations to all involved on this accomplishment! As a life-long Republican I have no problem giving credit to the President, his administration and in particular the CIA, Military and the brave Navy Seals who carried this out.

    One of the great mistakes of the Bush administration is that the Military had Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden pinned down in the Tora Bora mountians but the authorization to go ahead to proceed was delayed because Rumsefeld/Cheney/ McCrystal were planning going back into Iraq. The when the go ahead was given they had the Afgan fighters go in. By that time most of AlQaeda had slipped in to Pakistan. We should have been in and out of Afganistan and Pakistanif that is what it took within 18 months and never worried about Iraq

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    May 2, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Jonathan Eddy: While I am certain heaven weeps that Bin Laden did not change his murderous ways before being sent out of this life, I am also certain there is great relief that his murderous ways are now at an end.

    In fact, I kind of have to chuckle because I'm betting the first to meet him were a couple of Mormon missionaries . . .

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    Body buried at sea?????

    If America is great at one thing, its producing situations that are ripe for conspiracy theories.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    The body was buried at sea so as to avoid giving a pilgrimage site for radical extremists.

  • MGB Saint George, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:18 a.m.

    "The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it would have been difficult to find a country willing to accept the remains. Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires speedy burial."

    Are you kidding me??? We kill a terrorist and our military have to comply with Islamic custom? And it would be difficult to find a country willing to accept the remains? Just bring it to the U.S. for positive ID. We just have to accept Obama and the government's word. Good luck with that!!! Buried at sea, how convienent.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    To you who discount President Obama's responsibility in finding and killing Bin Laden, I say:

    Barack Obama is the Commander in Chief of the US Military. He is directly responsible for any and all military operations. If something had gone wrong on his watch, you know darn well you all would have blamed him directly and personally for it! It is disingenuous to withhold credit for the good he has accomplished.

    Bin Laden was found and killed by a CIA special team, aided by Marines. The Director of the CIA - Leon E. Panetta - was appointed by President Obama, and confirmed by a Democratically controlled Senate.

    Panetta reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence: James R. Clapper, who said,

    "In my nearly 50 years in intelligence, never have I seen a more remarkable example of focused integration, seamless collaboration, and sheer professional magnificence as was demonstrated by the Intelligence Community in the ultimate demise of Osama bin Laden.
    ...
    I want to thank the President for his cool, decisive leadership. The Intelligence Community will never waver in our continued commitment to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies."

    Congratulations, President Barack Obama! You make America proud again!

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    Remember the good ol days when then senator teddy kennedy used to mix up the name osama and obama? Ah, they were good times. Now what is osama er, ah, obama going to do? The war is won? Not by a long shot. quit celebrating and prepare for more attacks because of our lax immigration policy, and our pc stand against radical islamists.

  • Dogmatic78 West Valley, Utah
    May 2, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    It truly is a day to celebrate! A day to celebrate our freedom, our country, and the hard work and dedication of ALL those who were involved in taking down this terrorist! The military, the government, and all their friends and families who have sacrificed so much for those to do their job and finally put an end to Osama Bin Laden. It truly was a collaborative effort that could only have been accomplished with many years of hard work on the part of countless individuals! God bless America!

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    Andy If ever there were a reason to celebrate the end of a dispicable life, this is it. This is the same type pf celebration as at the surrender of Germany, and Japan. This pig is responsible for leading and inspiring the killing of 1,000's of women and children through out the middle east. He has justified the death of muslims as collateral damage in his fight to destroy the Western civilization. You were his enemy and his target.

    The real full celebration will come at the death of Osama's ideology. Next target please?

  • 4Shore Farmington, Utah
    May 2, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    I'm thrilled that justice has been served to that evil man, but afraid that we woke a sleeping giant. Remember that them folks over there don't have school or full time jobs to go to everyday. They wake to plan and scheme death without even thinking twice. It's ingrained in them to kill to become exalted in the afterlife. Now is the time where the USA needs to be prepared because I fear that they'll make 9/11 look like an appetizer with what's to come. May God bless America.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    A more appropriate burial would have been in a pig sty where such swine belong.

  • amicus Ann Arbor, MI
    May 2, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    In reading these comments, it is sad to see how many people use this monumental victory as a reaffirmation of their hatred for the President of the United States. Give the partisanship a rest for a while. This is a huge victory for our country.

    Stop putting your love for the GOP ahead of your love for the USA.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 2, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    Facts: Obama gave the Order as Commander in Chief, He is the President, he is legitimate and he is a real American.

    Many people worked to make this happen. God Bless our troops and our country.

    If Obama gets the false blame for the economy, he gets credit for this. BTW, Bush signed the bank bailout.

  • OKC UTE Moore, OK
    May 2, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    So here is an alternate theory. They find Bin Laden's corpse that was long dead in some cave, killed by some smart bomb. Hurry quick lets make up a story to sound cool. Take some tissue samples and then toss his carcass in the ocean. Look I'm the king of the world says obama. Just saying. lol! Who cares about customs? They certainly don't care about ours. Bring his butt here, show video then dump his body somewhere at sea. Then you can avoid the conspiracy theories like this one. Just a thought.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    May 2, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    Bin Laden just got Jimmered.

  • QAM Kearns, UT
    May 2, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    Here's what I hope. I hope that, at the very end when his compound was being stormed and he was facing down Americans with guns, I hope bin Laden was afraid. In memory of the people who were trapped at the top of the towers, above the crash zone with no hope of escape; for those who chose to jump from the windows to sure death, for the passengers and crew who took their plane down in Pennsylvania, knowing they were going to die; for all those people, I hope bin Laden tasted the fear he made them all feel.

    And I hope, when he met his Maker, he experienced overwhelming remorse and shame for the life he chose and the decisions he made. I hope he realized how very wrong and evil he had been. And I hope he feels that for a very very long time, until all those who remember the devastation caused by his actions have a chance to face him personally in the afterlife.

    Good-bye Osama. The time of your reckoning is finally at hand.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    May 2, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    The liberal Bill Clinton had his chance, he refused to take it, George W Bush at least tried, but could not find him in the hills and mountains, now, some 10 years later, it's about time, through water boarding the truth out, Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces. Thank God for that. He's a terrorist. After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition?. Does this mean that now he'll get his 70 virgins?. "HOGWASH". If I were Obama, I would of demanded his body to be wrapped in rotten bacon, doused with gas, then burnt in the streets of NYC, in front of The World Trade Center, then flushed the ashes down the toilet and let them be washed out to sea that way, because he's a mass murder, a terrorist, and another Hitler. And if this offended the Muslim's, doing it this way, to dang bad.

    That's my true American views.

  • Whazzup Rawlins, WY
    May 2, 2011 10:18 a.m.

    Good thing president nobama continued the 'war on terror' policies of Bush, eh?

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    May 2, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    I watched in disgust the cheering, the laughing, the singing, the dancing, the praises to Allah with the desecration of American soldier's bodies as they were dragged in the streets by victorious Islamics. I thought to myself, what a debotched and ruthless people these must be to celebrate in such a horrific manner.

    Then I see with the alleged death of Osama Bin Ladin, the exact manner of celebration with chants of "USA, USA, USA!" here in our nation. The nation of Islam sees America as the great Satan. Americans see Islam as the Anti-Christ. Enemy against enemy. I wonder how God is responding to American jubilation. Can there be two enemies with an equal share of guilt?

  • Whazzup Rawlins, WY
    May 2, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    Obama got Osama? Good. But gas prices are still going up, housing sells stagnant, food prices going up, unemployment going up.

    Hip-hip ... sigh.

  • Samwise Provo, UT
    May 2, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    Very predictable you liberals are... I knew you would try to give all the credit to Obama. Certainly he deserves SOME credit, but you are not be honest to yourself if you think Bush had NOTHING to do with it. Bush started it, US special forces finished it under the direction of Obama. I do not agree with most of what Obama has done as president, but I will give him credit where credit is due. Perhaps you could do the same for Bush?

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    May 2, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    Bin Laden died in December 2001 of kidney failure. But they covered it up so that they could implement the Patriot Act and TSA to take our rights away. The CIA patsy Bin Laden has been dead for 10 years but the real masterminds behind 9/11 are still out there. Justice has not been served in the slightest. It disgusts me even more that people would cheer over something like this. I wouldn't cheer over the death of my enemies. God takes no pleasure over the punishment over the wicked.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    May 2, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    The government will blow up the sears tower as an excuse to stay in the middle east. If this were a real terrorist that they killed instead of a CIA trained patsy, the TSA and Patriot act would be ended immediatley.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    May 2, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    I would like to shake the hands of the Navy Seals that were involved in this attack, especially the one who ended Bin Laden's life.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    May 2, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    When they don't abolish the TSA or the Patiriot Act, you will know that the government was really behind 9/11 and al queda were nothing more than patsies used by the CIA. When reality sets in that there is no way they will ever get rid of the Patriot Act or TSA, people will wake up to the fact that only revolution will be the thing that abolishes them.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    May 2, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Bebyebe,
    "Bin Laden dead.

    Bush couldn't, wouldn't, didn't.

    Obama did. "

    Nice try. Bush set everything in motion to capture this guy. He's the one who came up with the system to capture the leaders. He created a section of government aimed to beef up national security. The next president, Obama, just happened be next in line to continue what Bush started. This kill goes to Bush. When the whole world mocked him for being aggressive, he started the plan to attack our enemies before they attack us. Thanks to Bush our country is safer. All Obama cared about was healthcare and things nationally.

    Thanks Bush for setting up a system to catch the criminals and keep us safe!

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    May 2, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    The US denies sharing knowledge of the strike with Pakistan. Meanwhile, a senior Pakistani intelligence official said members of Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI, were on site in Abbottabad during the operation.

    Yep, they were on-site alright....guarding OBL while he was hiding next to a military training facility of three Pakastani regiments.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    'Nice try. Bush set everything in motion to capture this guy.' - Striker | 10:32 a.m.

    And Bush still couldn't do it.

    You can claim 'Bush set everything up'...

    after 9/11, yeah.

    So, AFTER the worst terrorist attack in US history, Bush kept us 'safe.'

    Then, failed to capture Bin Laden. But Bush 'set up' Obama to do it!

    Now, let's look at the comparison:

    Bush: 9/11 + 8yrs = No Bin Laden.
    Obama: No 9/11 + 2.5yrs = Bin Laden dead.

    Don't claim to give Bush credit for this...after Bush has been out of office for over 2yrs.

    'Don't live in the past?'

    Partisan bickering aside, this is a great day for our President(s) past and future, military and country.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 2, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    All of you that say President Obama shouldn't take credit for this are the same ones that would have blamed him if Bin Laden got away.

    The President is the COmmander in Chief, a civilian that is in charge of our military. The military does not act without his orders.

    Everyone from soldiers to intelligence and the President get kudos for this one. The whole country gets kudos for this one, except you birthers who were distracting the President from getting Bin Laden with this silly birth certificate craziness.

  • Eddie T Baton Rouge, LA
    May 2, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    The same people who say "Bush set everything in motion to capture this guy" like Striker, also say "Stop blaming the economy on Bush." The fact is Bush is partly responsible for both the economic crisis and the capture of Bin Laden. Obama too.

  • Democrat Provo, UT
    May 2, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Congrats to our Intel community and many years of painstaking work. Congrats to our military for their bravery and success. I remember the first time President Clinton ordered raids directed at Bin Laden in the 1990s. Pak intel tipped him off and he got away. Then there was 9/11a day we will never forget. Since then I have hoped for this day. It has taken three U.S. Presidents, many attempts, numerous interrogations and a daring raid near the capital of a foreign country to pull this off. I read that part of this is due to a courier we identified years ago but was only detected last year. So lets not think this is easy business. I know that both Presidents Bush and Obama have quietly made this a top priority since 9/11. It is an answer to many people's prayers. America has been blessed. I hope that we will live worthy of it.

  • whatnext Clearfield, Utah
    May 2, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    I would just like to remind everyone that even though Obama is President of our country and leads the armed forces dose not mean he should get all the credit for getting bin laden. It was a team effort by many agencies in the government and especially by those individuals who put their lives at risk to make this happen. Well done one and all.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    May 2, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    So this whole time he was in a comfy mansion, not in some cave? GRRRRR

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    May 2, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    @Pagan-10:47 a.m.

    Reply: Wrong-again. The liberal Bill-Clinton had his chance, he refused to take it, George W Bush at least tried, but could not find him in the hills and mountains, now, some 10 years later, it's about time, through water boarding the truth out, Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces. Thank God for that. He's a terrorist. After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition?. Does this mean that now he'll get his 70 virgins?. "HOGWASH". If I were Obama, I would of demanded his body to be wrapped in rotten bacon, doused with gas, then burnt in the streets of NYC, in front of The World Trade Center, then flushed the ashes down the toilet and let them be washed out to sea that way, because he's a mass murder, a terrorist, and another Hitler. And if this offended the Muslim's, doing it this way, to dang bad.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    May 2, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    There is no body. There was no raid. There was no burial at sea. There was no DNA.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    May 2, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    I preface that I am not an Obama supporter. But, I'm pretty sure had this raid gone awry, leaving innocent civilians dead and no al-Qaeda leaders found, then we would have placed the blame on the President and the CIA.

    If we're ready to place the blame, we must be willing to give the credit. On this issue, "Well done, Mr. President."

  • New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
    May 2, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    Woop Woop! Usama is dead.....This is simply a feel good mental victory. Don't kid yourselves ....There are many, many other powerful and influential Al Queda leaders still out there plotting their next attacks-- with or without Usama Bin Laden.

  • michaelm Waukesha, WI
    May 2, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Interesting that the news just reported the body was dumped at see and no one will see it. Did they really get him or was this just one more political distraction to pump up popularity for the President to start of the election cycle, or perhaps to distract us from something else going on we are not supposed to notice?

    Either way it's strange to me that they dumped Osama at sea if they really had him in the first place. I think they better release footage or this will turn into another rumor and conspiracy thing like those who say 9/11 never happened, we never landed on the moon and Obama was not born in the US.

    If they don't prove it the speculation will never end. And if they claim national security, and not show us the video which they would have taken with helmet cameras and others we may never know the truth.

  • activ2004 Clearfield, UT
    May 2, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    Hey, wait just a cotton picking minute!

    I want to know, "where have all the patriotic war protesters gone"? Now if we could just find former mayor, I hate to write it, Ross C. Anderson and all his perpetual peace mongers.

    I thought Liberty Park would be full of 20th century beatniks, incense burning, weeping and wailing, US trashing, flag burnings, drum beating and on and on and on.

    I suppose all you progressives were "against the war before you were for it"?

    I suppose it depends on what 'for it, against it', is?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    May 2, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    @activ2004

    Perhaps most of us "progressives" have jobs. Lots of us "progressives" are veterans who saw enough death and destruction to last us ten lifetimes.

  • radically_independent Orem, Utah
    May 2, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    michaelm - really? Let me guess what your suggestion is. Lets bury him somewhere all his followers can them come and create a new mecca.

    And Hitlers gave site - where is that? Do you also believe that just perhaps Hitler did live out his days in Brazil, and his death was all a hoax.

    It actually makes me ill that there are so many that choose to twist this into their own little conspiracy causes. The "ploy" could only work if there were NO chance he would ever pop up again. But you all have decided to let you hate of our president so taint your hearts that you would assume this is just a political ploy.

    It is really clear that some have have let politics blacken their hearts so much that they would believe, or should I say hope the the absolute worst is possible.

    activ2004 - you are mixing things here. Osama was not Iraq. Even "progressive liberals" want justice for terrorist. It is pretty sad that you would think people who don't vote like you don't care about innocents being murdered or justice for terrorist.

    Political hatred! Enough already.

  • Dogmatic78 West Valley, Utah
    May 2, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    @Pagan 10:47... of course you would blame Bush for 9/11, but let's remember when that happened he had only been in office for about 9 months. I am sure the 9/11 attack took a LOT more than just 9 months of planning, so lets share credit AND blame where it is due! This goes back a long, long time and there is more than just one presidency involved (in the bad blood, the attacks, and the victories). For once, can't we put the politics aside and just celebrate this American victory?

  • attentive Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    Quickly buried at sea to honor Muslim law. And photos? I heard there would be a death mask made, but that could end up coming from anywhere - an old statue, who knows. I hope some photos are released to the American public. A clean shot to the head was reported to have been what killed Osama. A clean photo of him in death is required.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    May 2, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Anti-Bush Obama:

    Do you have a shred of evidence to back up anything you're saying?

  • activ2004 Clearfield, UT
    May 2, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    I have seen enough horrors of abortion and Mr. Obama approved late term abortions. Teen prostitution (pornography), at the hands of drug lord pimps, innocent people killed by alcohol and drug abuse and people rotting away because of sexual disease to last me through the eternities.

    So please do not misunderstand a Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom veteran who has pledged his life in defense of the indefensible regardless of ethnicity, color religion, politics. I will not be silent and deterred by one man being brought to justice as if this were the end of the Never-Ending story of good and evil.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    '@Pagan 10:47... of course you would blame Bush for 9/11...' - Dogmatic78 | 1:48 p.m.

    1) I never said Bush was responsible for 9/11. I said Bush was PRESIDENT during 9/11. Which is a fact. Even YOU support that.
    2) My 10:47 reply was to someone wanting to give credit to Bush for the death of Bin Laden. 2.5yrs after Bush's presidency.
    3) You can give no timeframe besides a 'long, long time' to plan 9/11 and
    4) Don't claim I'm not trying to put politics aside...

    when you start out an a post about 'blame Bush' on an article about Osama Bin Laden being dead.

    It is good that a known terroist is dead and can't harm anyone else.

    Let's start there.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    May 2, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    I vote for not showing the corpse photos or for airing Obama's martyr tape. I hope the White House doesn't release them, except to 9/11 victim's families if they request to see them. Showing the photos won't convice the doubters anyway. Perhaps in a few years we can read/hear about the mission from those who participated in it.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 2, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    @ active2004: "I want to know, "where have all the patriotic war protesters gone"? Now if we could just find former mayor, I hate to write it, Ross C. Anderson and all his perpetual peace mongers.

    I thought Liberty Park would be full of 20th century beatniks, incense burning, weeping and wailing, US trashing, flag burnings, drum beating and on and on and on.

    I suppose all you progressives were "against the war before you were for it"?"
    ================================

    Perhaps you could explain what connection there is between protesting the Iraq War and the death of Osama bin Laden?

    I suppose you are a regressive who is still searching for validation of the Iraq War even with the lack of weapons of mass destruction and the lack of connection between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussien and were in favor of claiming it was humanitarian until you were against humanitarian intervention in Libya?

    Other than expressing your personal sour grapes about the situation, what does your comment have to do with anything?

  • Woodyff Mapleton, UT
    May 2, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    Pagan - Obama still wants to blame everything on Bush so it is only logical that Bush should have the credit for the killing of bin Laden.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 2, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    activ2004 - I hear you as I see the horrors of war daily in my current work, trying to put back together the lives of young men and women who sacrificed much for this country. I did not serve directly, rather I just put them back together again.

    That said, what in the world do any all those other evils you recite have to do with anything Osama? Does the fact that these other "evils" continue take away one bit from the triumph of taking down a man responsible for killing thousands? Should we all raise our hands in defeat because evil continued today without Osama?

    No one is asking you to be silent. Only rational. The fact that you served doesn't give you more rights than another, nor does it take away either. My family has served in every conflict this country has been involved in, and we have lost plenty in the process. I serve by putting those back together whose lives are torn apart. That doesn't give me more or less rights.

    Today was a good day for America, if you can't see it, I feel sorry for you.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 2, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    I heard Bin Ladin died eight years ago. Where's the body? opps! Who organized and brought those drunken kids to cheer the killing?

  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    May 2, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    So does that mean we've "won" the war on terror and we can bring our troops home like he PROMISED? (Before he got us into ANOTHER war in the Middle East -- Libya).

  • Target Provo, Utah
    May 2, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Good, now maybe we can bring our troops home and spend all that money on improving the infrastructure. Those were his talking points during the election, right?

  • man of few words Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    I think it's stupid to see all these politicians patting themselves on the back. Last time I checked, none of them were the ones risking their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of my Democrat friends talk as though Obama himself picked up a rifle and hunted Bin Laden down personally! Ridiculous!

    Politicians: first in line to take the credit; last in line to accept the blame.

  • Katiebugg Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    Why are we still there? Let's bring them home already!

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    @Anti Bush-Obama

    Your ultra-paranoid "Truther" conspiracy rhetoric is wearing pretty thin, especially right now. Only someone incredibly naive would believe that the death of Osama bin Laden would be immediately followed by the repeal of the Patriot Act (those parts that haven't already "sunset") and the dismantling of the TSA. Al-Qaeda did not instantly cease to exist with the demise of bin Laden, but it has certainly been dealt a significant blow by this major accomplishment. "Well done!" to all involved, both directly and indirectly, and both present and past. There's more work to be done, and the world is obviously still a dangerous place, but this is great news.

    Tell you what, Anti Bush-Obama . . . you go ahead and continue to don your tinfoil hat and scan the horizon for the black helicopters and blue-helmeted stormtrooper you no doubt are convinced are coming; meanwhile, the rest of us will anxiously await for Ayman al-Zawahiri, Anwar al-Awlaki, Adnan el Shukrijumah, and other top Al-Qaeda leaders to meet bin Laden's fate.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 2, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    I like Obama's style as Commander-in-Chief.

    100 un-manned Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya = (Zero American deaths).
    20 Seals - 3 helicopters = Bin Laden dead (Zero American deaths).

    as opposed to the Bush Doctrine;

    10 years + 5,000 American deaths + $1.5 Trillion dollars = Zero Bin Laden.

    I think it was a change in the right direction.
    :-)

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    May 2, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    Some of these people who put posts on this page, just dont get it.Our president promised in the campaign of 2008, that if he had the chance to take Usama bin Ladin out, he would. He Did. You chicken littles can spin the facts anyway you want to, But you cant change the facts. This president does what he says he will do. He gave us healthcare, he has turned the failed economy around and we have created private sector jobs for the last 16 months. He said he would do all of it, and he has. At least give him credit for doing what he says he would do. Now you can start your little conspiracy theroies, and stories. The sky is falling!! Some of you people just dont get it.

  • Eddie T Baton Rouge, LA
    May 3, 2011 4:48 a.m.

    Earlier on, someone said "The military killed Bin Laden...Obama didn't do jack but give approval to pull the trigger."

    By that logic, Bin Laden didn't kill anyone on 9/11, right?

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 3, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    Let's look at this logically for a moment shall we. First stating that I, or others who agree with me, simply would blame Obama for a failed mission are making a gross blanket statement. I would not blame Obama for the failure of an op just like I do not blame him for the current economic crisis. Second, stating that he would make a promise that if he had the chance he would authorize the hit on Osama is like stating that I will wake up and eat some food or have my heart pumping or breath. It is a forgone conclusion. To base you praise off of something that most anyone would have done is poor logic at best. As others have stated yes Obama gave authorization he should be praised for that. The real credit goes to the CIA and SEAL Team 6.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    The real credit goes to the United States team which was lead by the President. Giving the credit to the people that shifted the focus from Ben Laden to Iraq, rewards incompetence as to taking down the people that attacked the United States.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 4, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    I didn't like us going into Iraq from day one. My stomach churned as we entered that war as it was obvious exiting was going to be a problem. I think Bush got that one wrong.

    BUT, it was the framework that the Bush administration created that enabled this to work out. It is kind of like a basketball team that wins the championship two years after a head coach change, like UNC did. Does the current coach get the credit for bringing the championship home. Yes. Did he play the game. No. Did he use players recruited by the previous coach... absolutely.

    This situation is the same. Obama does get the credit for being the head coach at the time of the victory. He pulled together and led the team. But he also heavily leveraged players and tactics built upon Bush's work. So some credit is due to Bush as well.

    This argument about who gets credit is silly. Grow up people. We get you hate Obama. But even your worst enemy does things right once in a while. Patton admired Rommel, even though they were at war with each other.

  • Did I Say That? Rawlins, WY
    May 4, 2011 3:00 p.m.

    @Homebrew "He gave us healthcare, he has turned the failed economy around and we have created private sector jobs for the last 16 months. He said he would do all of it, and he has."

    Dude, you need to share what you're drinking.

    But seriously, Obama is ten times more dangerous to America than Osama ever was.

  • Joggle Clearfield, UT
    May 5, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    Religion, conspiracy theories, and political hatred by conservatives just shows me just how gullible people are in Utah and other places!! Amazing to observe!

  • vic Colorado Springs, CO
    May 5, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Say it ain't so, I'm shocked that the polical party in power has suddently not become so pacifist. Isn't this the same party that holds protest rallies at prisons when a death sentences is about to happen? Isn't this the same political party that held protest rallies when Bush invaded Iraq, but why are you now so quiet when Obama invaded Libya. Where is your pacifism now?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 5, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    VIC.....some democrats do those things you mentioned, but they hardly represent the majority of democrats - any more than the extreme groups of "conservatives" represent the body as a whole of Republicans.

    But I guess it is a lot easier to brand every either all "A", or all "B", with no variation in between. Nope, your one or the other. If you are pro-choice, you must be against a balanced budget as well. Or if you are for gun rights, well you obviously are against any kind of health coverage for the elderly.

    This is just silliness.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 6, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    I protested the unfunded invasion of Iraq because it made no sense. There was no reason to spend a Trillion on the guy facebook would have taken out for free if we did not destabilize the country looking for non existant weapons. The Myth that conservatives are the only tough guys has been busted. Better spin a new one.