Osama bin Laden: Death of a Terrorist

By Drum Digital
05 May 2011

HE FIRST uttered the words during his presidential campaign in 2008: "We will kill Bin Laden." But as time wore on and US President Barack Obama came in for increasing criticism, few believed he would be able to fulfil his election promise. So the moment he stepped into the East Room of the White House to declare that he had been successful in his mission, he must have cherished the sweet taste of victory.

"It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history," he said. "The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory – hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon... And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table...The nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts."

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