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America’s most wanted – and perhaps most reviled – enemy is dead. Killed by courageous Navy SEALS in a daring 40 minute raid in Pakistan. President Obama put it this way: “We can all agree this is a good day for America. Our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done.” Hard to argue with that, and as you see below our contributors don’t. Every new detail we learn makes the operation all the more fascinating – and makes you respect and admire the intelligence and military personnel involved all the more. We’re heading deeper into a campaign season and we will have plenty of feisty, partisan debates. But not today. – John King
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– bin Laden is dead. The announcement came on the anniversary of the announcement of Hitler's death, both of which happened on May Day – the favorite holiday of communists everywhere.
– Navy SEALs took him out. He sleeps with Davy Jones. Try not to cheer too much. Nah, who am I kidding?! Fire up 'Anchors Away' and rejoice.
– Congrats Mr. President. Now aren't you glad you kept so much of the Bush era policies in place even though you pretend that you didn't?
Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– Portrait Hall: Move over Ronald Reagan and make room for Obama, as menacing as the Berlin Wall was, it did not breathe, walk, and kill Americans as bin Laden once did.
– Rogues Gallery: After dominating the recent political media landscape with outlandish rhetoric Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich woke up today to what will be called a “stature problem”.
– Wallet Photo: Marco Rubio spent his Sunday attempting to enlarge his image by repeating the GOP mantra that “Obama can’t lead” and woke up today to a political world led by Obama.
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CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen discusses the military takedown on Osama bin Laden.