Bush: Bin Laden death a victory

2011-05-02 10:21

Washington - The death of the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden marked "a victory for America", former president George W Bush said on Sunday.

Bush, who initiated the "war on terror" to hunt down al-Qaeda leaders after the September 11 2001 attacks launched at the start of his presidency, said he had been informed of the news by his successor US President Barack Obama.

"I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude," Bush said in a statement released by his office.

"This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11 2001," he added.

"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

  • The Unknown - 2011-05-02 10:32

    Wait for the retribution. USA will be sorry. What about Obama bin Useless?

      gaaatvol - 2011-05-02 10:59

      Oh please, the most useless American president there could ever be was called George W. Bush. What in your opinion justifies calling Obama useless? Every president experience some setbacks - let's wait and see how Obama will be described by history. His term is far from over.

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-02 11:42

      The Unknowing

      Zion - 2011-05-02 12:06

      Gaaatvol. Obama is really at the same level as a president as is Zuma. According to Zuma people will have houses and services. According to Obama the people in Afganistan and Iraq should have been home long time ago and the war over a long time ago too. In both cases: all election promises.

  • Blip - 2011-05-02 10:38

    It took a black Democrat to finish the job...

      BigMoose - 2011-05-02 11:06

      Chuck Norris finished the job.

      Bee and Jay - 2011-05-02 11:19

      Obama is not black any more. His father was black but left after twenty minutes. He was then reared by his white mother in a white ares where he had white friends and attended schools with mostly white pupils and teachers. Then he was sent to live with his white grandparents while his mother finished her education. Obama is 95% white.

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-02 11:45

      Obama is brown. So what? Only retards look at a skin colour and based on that, pass judgement on character and ability. It is a sickness passed on from parents to children.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-05-02 10:44

    What the hell is Bush saying. The bush family are friends with the BIN LADEN FAMILY. I am sure bush will be sending condolences to the BIN LADEN family.

  • gaaatvol - 2011-05-02 10:44

    Although I do not condone Osama bin Laden's violent methods, I don't think we should forget that the man's hatred for the US was spawned by the "oh so mighty" attitude of the Americans and their constant interference in other countries' business. The Americans will seemingly always stay blind to the fact that their own actions create enemies like Osama bin Laden. Do they really think that killing Bin Laden is going to stop Al Qaeda? By killing this dude, they have just created a new set of terror attacks. Wait for it...

      Zion - 2011-05-02 12:08

      Gaaatvol, If it was possible I would have pushed you thumbs-up buttonj 20 times.

  • Mabhulwana - 2011-05-02 10:50

    The hands of former president Bush are also dripping with blood!

  • Cyril - 2011-05-02 10:51

    Well done USA. I say Kill em all!!!

      Zion - 2011-05-02 12:11

      Then don't cry Oh my god, Oh My God when they retaliate. Besides things are coming to a head in the middle East and soon.

      masala_spice - 2011-05-02 12:20

      Yes like hitler did with the jews and Malema wants to do with all the whites here.

  • motsokwane - 2011-05-02 11:26

    But where is his body? why should he be barried at sea without showing him to the world like they did with other al-qaeda members? I think this is the end of a fiction story.Is he really dead? I don't believe he is been found yet?

  • MadMatt_88 - 2011-05-02 11:28

    Americans are the most gullible, most brain dead human beings that ever walked the face of the earth. The Israeli/AIPAC owned media can tell them ANYTHING and they will believe it… and i mean this laughable exercise…

  • Zion - 2011-05-02 12:05

    The death o0f Bush will also be a victory for the world. Warmonger.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-05-02 12:11

    The irony of that statement...

  • Gary - 2011-05-02 12:20

    Its all a lie. He has been dead for years. His last apparent video was clearly not him. Now there is an excuse to frighten people about another imminent attack.

      masala_spice - 2011-05-02 12:28

      Why did it take America so long to find him????

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