Osama bin Laden dead

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Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks and Al Qaeda leader, was killed by a CIA-led team at a compound inside Pakistan. "Justice has been done," President Obama says in a televised speech to the nation.

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Supporters of a hardline pro-Taliban party in Quetta, Pakistan protest Osama bin Laden's death. (Banaras Khan / AFP / Getty Images)

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Getting Bin Laden is a victory for all of America. It shows that when America goes to do something, it gets done. ”

Kait Wyatt, husband was killed in Afghanistan

That [Bin Laden] was hiding in plain side demonstrates the complicity of the Pakistan government. An embarrassed Islamabad will scramble to excuse its hypocrisy.”

Bing West, former assistant secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration

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

Former President George W. Bush

Bin Laden's death is being touted in a symbolic way, but the reality is our friends and family are dying in two wars that have nothing to do with protecting ourselves from Al Qaeda. ”

Mike Prysner, fought in Iraq in 2003 before leaving to found a veterans antiwar group

This is the man that started everything in motion that ultimately killed my son. I didn't know how to feel about it. There was no closure. My son's still gone, and the war's still going on. ”

Tracy Pratti of Rosamond, Calif., who lost her son in Afghanistan

It's a good thing. He did a lot of damage to a lot of people. I'm going to be partying a lot harder than I would have, because we got him. I'm stoked.”

Army Sgt. Kenny Gordon just back from seven months in Afghanistan

This is a case where revenge is redemption... Celebration should be tempered as suffering from terrorism continues around the world.”

The Rev. Jesse Jackson

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