Bush Reacts To News Of Bin Laden’s Death

DALLAS (AP) – Former President George W. Bush says he has congratulated President Barack Obama after hearing about the death of Osama bin Laden.

In a statement Sunday night, Bush said Obama called that U.S. forces had killed bin Laden. Bush said he also congratulated the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to the mission.

Bush said, “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 also said the U.S. “has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done. ”

Here’s the full statement:

“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.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. p3wife22 says:

    Admirable and classy man. Always gives credit where credit is due.

    1. LL says:

      AMEN Thank you President Bush!!

  2. 1SG T W McDaris says:

    A True Leader!

    1. EWard says:

      Except for the violation of the Constitution, declaring war on the wrong country and costing the lives of your fellow soldiers for no reason, spying on his own citizens, holding people without trial or terms, taking more days off than any other President in American history, and bankrupting the country. Yeah….great leader.

      1. EWard is a Cretin says:

        Are you referring to Bush or Obama? Obama hasn’t ended the wars, brought anyone home, or stopped spending, in case you haven’t noticed, you stupid clod. Both “leaders” are IDIOTS, including your Mulatto Messiah.

  3. Deborah Popnoe says:

    Fabulous man…folks judged him incorrectly…he was and is never afraid to say what he believe. Good on you George!!

  4. jake34 says:

    Bush is now and always will be an incompetent egotist. Had he not gotten us into an illegal war in Iraq based on lies and contrived intel, we could have concentrated on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda from the start instead of spreading our resources so thinly between the search for Bin Laden and Iraq. Perhaps we could have saved the lives of thousands of our brave American kids, not to mention the innocent non-Americans killed during his folly in Iraq.

  5. M Caulfield says:

    Compared to Obama, George W look like Regan. I’d like to get Slick Willy’s thoughts on Bin Laden, since he refused to take him out in 1998, when he was too busy with Monica Lewinsky. Either that, or he was trying to save the polar bears and ice caps with Al Gore. Let’s hope America’s Winston Churchill comes forward soon, or we’ll be a has-been superpower like France.

  6. Virginia Kilgo says:

    Just a note to Jake 34…George W. Bush has never been and will never be an egotist of any kind unlike the person before him, William Jefferson Clinton and the one after him Barak Obama. I thank God that President Bush had the guts to take a stand on that September day many years ago. That stand led us to the celebrating we’re doing today. Not anything Slick Willie did or Obama! Willie passed on his opportunity and Obie is too busy telling everyone in the world how sorry America is and promoting himself. Both of which are ridiculous egotists!!! I am glad Osama bin Laden is dead. That’s what he deserves for the pain, destruction and murder that he caused our country. He will spend eternity in Hell. That’s where he deserves to be!!! And for all of the others who will come after him…in the words of a famous Toby Keith song…”we’ll put a boot in your ass” (or a bullet in your head) “IT’S THE AMERICAN WAY!!!” Have a good day Jake34…and be thankful that George W. Bush began this war against terrorism! It has kept you safe and left you here to be an idiot on May 2, 2011! God bless America!

    1. EWard says:

      What a joke! Bush began the war on terrorism by invading an entirely wrong country based upon admitted lies, spied on his citizens illegally, violated the Constitution, told us that finding Osama was not a priority, and led us into the worst recession since the 30s. It was Obama who stepped up attacks on Al Queda, and that is easily looked up. It was under Obama that we finally got him. Ideologues ignore facts. Don’t be an idiot.

      1. RWR says:

        EWard: You said it yourself. Ideologues ignore facts. YOU are ignoring the fact that Obama has continued these wars, has not repealed any intelligence initiatives from the Bush years, nor has he stopped spending money like a drunken sailor. Same type of person, just a different party. You are an idiot ideologue yourself.

    2. LL says:

      Another AMEN!!!!

    3. LL says:

      I meant the AMEN to Virginia NOT jake34!!

  7. OlDiva! says:

    Somebody please tell me what we are thankng George Bush for. I think the real factor here is that this happened on PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s watch, and the so-called redneck powers that be cannot stand it. It is a crying shame. PRESIDENT Barack Obama gave the order to take Osama bin Laden out; he should be given ALL the credit (he and our God himself who gives to every man what is due).

    The powers-that-be in America have a serious problem with the fact that Mr. Obama is a BLACK, educate, sophisticated man. I feel sorry for all who cannot accept that. However, I say God bless you too.

    This problem should have been taken care of 8 years ago. Instead of going into Iraq under false pretenses, BUSH should have gone to Pakistan and done the job he was supposed to do. Iraq was a diversion and a personal vendetta – no American youngsters should have lost their lives behind a personal fight between Bush and Hussein.

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