As I'm sure everyone knows, it has been reported on May 1st, 2011 that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
Despite being Canadian, we of course turned on CNN and watch the president's speech. I couldn't believe the crowds outside the White House, despite it being almost midnight there. I was reminded of the footage and pictures taken after the surrender of Japan in WWII.
It's a wonderful victory, both for the American people and for President Obama's re-election campaign.
While it IS a wonderful thing, it still isn't over. Questions, of course, abound. My main thought is: What will the next 72 hours bring? What will Al-Queda do now, with their leader dead and an unknown status of the second in command? Will the bide their time, or will they quickly push back against the west, to show that they don't need Bin Laden to lead them to be dangerous.
Time will tell.
On a funny note, this whole thing makes me want to say, "Many Bothans died to bring us this information."