Nine and a half years after the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed 2,752 people at the World Trade Center, President Barack Obama announced that wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, 54, was dead.
A nation surly over rising gas prices, stubbornly high unemployment and nasty partisan politics poured into the streets to wildly cheer President Barack Obama’s announcement that Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, had been killed by U.S. forces after a decade-long manhunt.
Outside the White House, hundreds of people chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and waved American flags. And in New York City at ground zero, where al-Qaida downed the twin towers, a crowd broke out into song, including renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “I’m Proud to be an American.”Osama bin Laden was the leader of the Al Qaeda network that masterminded the terrorist network that executed the September 11 attacks. Osama bin Laden was the worlds most wanted terrorist, and many people are glad that he is no longer a threat to the United States.