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President Obama visits New York City after Killing Osama bin Laden

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today, just 4 days after the day Osama bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011 in Pakistan by U.S. Navy Seals,  President Obama visited New York in a tribute to those who had died in New York at the World Trade Center. It has been less than a week after the President was successful in orchestrating the seek out and destroy mission of Osama bin Laden. It was a somber occasion, as relatives and friends of the 9/11 victims are happy that Osama bin Laden is now gone forever, but most agree that it still does not bring closure into their loss. One of the people who was so instrumental in helping the city of New York and the nation get through the tragedy at the time of 9/11 was President Bush, but he refused the invitation of President Obama to attend the occasion. His reasoning.... Not to take away anything from President Obama, as Bush claimed that Obama deserved the credit. For once, it appeared that President Bush actually said the right thing, although many Republicans have stated that the ex-president should have been there. For myself, a Democrat, I was thinking that President Bush should be there, since he was the President who began the war on terror, and now, the number one most wanted terrorist in the world was captured and destroyed. Instead, one of the Republican contenders for President who ran against Obama in 2008 did attend the memorial event, the ex-governor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani. In a CNN report, he actually praised the President for making the tough decision to seek out bin Laden as he did.

Most Americans were in favor of the whole situation surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden, as joy spread not only throughout the United States, but throughout the entire free world. In a gutsy decision however, President Obama has elected to not show the remains of Osama bin Laden, as first claim was that since he was at least once shot in the head, that the site would be too gruesome.  Also, releasing pictures of the body could create a national security risk. Osama bin Laden has been reported to already been buried at sea.

In another developing story as a result of the attack on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan contained computers with information regarding Al-Qaeda plans for future attacks on the United States. Amongst the plans was a low level plan indicating that there were talks last year amongst the terrorists for future plans to attack the United States via the U.S. rail system on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

So now the United States moves into a new chapter in American history, but people need to be reminded of the 100,000 U.S. servicemen still serving their country fighting terrorism on the ground in Afghanistan. President Obama is enjoying one of his most shining moments as President since his election as his approval rating jumped at least 10 points since Osama bin Laden's death. People must also be reminded that someone would be designated by Al-Qaeda to take the place of Osama bin Laden, and that person is already known. His name is Ayman al-Zawahiri. He is not known to be as popular as motivating followers as was Osama bin Laden, but never-the-less, the future success of Al-Qaeda will be what indicates how successful as a terrorist leader he will turn out to be. Most likely now he has become the #1 most wanted terrorist in the world.


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