Live Commentary on #Obama's #OsamaBinLaden Speech

A sampling of the live Twitter commentary that accompanied President Obama's speech on Osama Bin Laden's speech. I have included some of the smartest and most interesting people from my feed. Please contribute by adding commentary that you found relevant! Here is a transcript of Obama's speech in Tweet form by @whitehouse: http://chirpstory.com/li/1284 Read More
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A video of Obama's speech:

Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: tonight I can report the US has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama talking about the families impacted by 9-11 deaths.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: We went to war against Al Qaeda on behalf of our citizens and allies.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: After taking office, I directed the CIA the killing/capture of OBL top priority.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: Last August I was briefed on a possible lead and it took months to confirm it.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: Last week I determined we had enough intel to take action and bring him to justice.
Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof
Obama says that last August he had a lede about Osama hiding in a Pakistan compound. Took time to confirm.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: Today I ordered the launch of an operation. After a firefight, they killed OBL and took custody of his body.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad, and reaffirm we are not at war with Islam.
Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof
Obama says troops engaged in firefight today on Osama compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, recovered his body.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: Bin Laden wasn't a Muslim leader. In fact, he was a murderer of thousands of Muslims.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: Our counterterrorism cooperation with Pak helped lead us to Bin Laden.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: The American people didn't seek this fight; it came to our shores.
Anne-Marie Slaughter @SlaughterAM
Obama: Pakistani govt agrees that "this is a good and historic day for both our nations"
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: After 10 years of service, struggle and sacrifice, we all know the costs of war.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: As a country we will never tolerate our country being threatened, or our people being killed.
Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof
Obama emphasizes partnership with Pakistan. Sounds concerned that Pakistani street will be unhappy about US operation.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: On nights like this, we can say to those who've lost loved ones, justice has been done.
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Obama: The American people don't see the work of our intel people or know their names, but tonight we show satisfaction in their work.
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Chirpinator @chirpinator 02/05/2011 11:35:56 WIB
Updated with more Tweets and a video of Obama's speech.
Chirpinator @chirpinator 02/05/2011 11:59:06 WIB
Updated with more commentary from Obama's #BinLadenDead speech.
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