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Bin Laden dead

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At least that’s what the Twitter is telling me. The White House announced an emergency press conference at 10:30 tonight, but it keeps getting pushed back.

If it’s true, it’s a great day for America. More importantly for Obama, he gets to interrupt Celebrity Apprentice.

P.S. Multiple sources are confirming it. The Bin Laden thing, I mean.

P.P.S. Associated Press:

Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says.

P.P.P.S. It’s a good thing this didn’t happen while Bush was president, because then all the Muslims would hate us. Wasn’t that how it went? Anyway, it’s 11:15 and Obama still hasn’t announced what everybody knows already.

P.P.P.P.S. Now reports are coming in that it was a Special Forces op, Bin Laden was in a mansion outside Islamabad(!), and he was shot in the head. Again, this is from Twitter, so who knows. As of 11:25, Obama still hasn’t spoken.

P.P.P.P.P.S. Washington Examiner: Twitter breaks news of Osama Bin Laden’s death first; cable networks scramble to confirm

Update: For the story nobody else is covering:

Update: Statement from George W. Bush:

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. 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. 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. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.


Update: “Adolf, Osama. Osama, Adolf. Well, I’ll leave you two alone, I’m sure you’ve got a lot to talk about. Between screams.” #LakeOfFire

Update: So we tracked down Bin Laden via info from Gitmo detainees. Remember when Obama closed that place? Good times. Well, I just hope the info that led to Bin Laden’s death wasn’t obtained by waterboarding.

Update: They’re burying Bin Laden at sea to prevent other terrorists from making pilgrimages to his grave. I don’t see why that should stop them.