Bin Laden is dead!

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Bin Laden is dead!
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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 12:50am

God bless our troops...great job.



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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 9:57am
It's amazing to see the reaction. After so many years, I wondered if it ever did happen, what the response would be. Now I see. As odd as it is to see people celebrating someone's death, it is such a huge morale boost for our military and for the country.

It is a little scary to wonder what the repercussions of this will be. We still have a lot of troops that will be in danger. I hope the White House keeps any evidence that they have of his dead body out of the public. I've read so many comments online saying they want to see pictures and I cringe every time. I hope they don't cave to a bunch of crazies who say they don't believe it and end up causing even more anger/hatred to be directed at our military members and any Americans living overseas.

Also, they showed some video last night of cadets at West Point celebrating. It said that the newest class of cadets were in 3rd grade when 9/11 happened. We all know it's been almost 10 years but thinking about it in those terms for some reason really hit home. The men and women who are now getting trained to fight were babies when these wars started :(

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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 10:34am

3rd grade!? Holy crap I feel old. I've never felt 'old' over something before... that made me feel like a fossil. LOL.

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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 12:10pm

Its great news but scares me too.

Anyone have any thoughts on if troops will start pulling out of there now?

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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 2:07pm
Probably not. He was the head of Al-Queda, but he was not the only person (or group) we were fighting over there. Just because he's dead, doesn't mean it's over. JMO. Kellie
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 3:16pm
I agree, Kellie. I do think it is significant emotionally for the country but I actually think it's going to get worse over there. This will be used as a recruiting tool and I don't doubt at all there will be a huge surge in attacks. I honestly wish they'd dial it back a little with all the media coverage.

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