When my wife told me Sunday evening that Osama Bin Laden was killed, I immediately went to Twitter. I knew the President would eventually make a speech that would deliver the details of how it all went down, but I wanted to see what the folks in my social network were tweeting. Here are a few of the more interesting tweets (or re-tweets) that my friends posted shortly after the first report:
@mclanea - Chuck Norris & Geraldo tracked and killed Osama Bin Laden
@chadholtz - Trump will want the long form for the death certificate
@chrisjonesuw - Ten years, trillions of $$, millions of lives lost. But at least War on Terror is over now, Right?
@andydaglas - If bin Laden is dead, I want the announcement to be followed by Obama dropping the mic and strutting off stage.
@revmelissa - Yet, I still cannot rejoice in killing.
@michaelgraham - 2nd time in two nights that Obama crushes Trump on live tv.
@thelepper - I have a hard time celebrating anyone's death, regardless of the circumstances.
@brianstelter - NBC's Richard Engel: "This ends a chapter in the global war on terrorism which has defined a generation."
@tiredkate - wonders if Bin Laden's death will actually change anything or if we will just think it does...
@andrewkarrmann - Usama? #reallyfoxnews?
@bobpowers - "I loosened it." -Bush
@benbadler - You're next, Carmen Sandiego
@muiz - "Bin Laden...forced a generation of young Muslims inc myself to publicly justify our identity - his death will not change this."
@jimgaffigan - Hey @BarackObama please start talking. CNN is embarrassing themselves.
@theimageoffish - Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble -Prov 24:17
@blakehuggins - the vile compulsion of american jingoism never ceases to amaze me. nor do the orgasmic reactions, we've willingly sacrificed our imagination
@stevenash - sicne we caught Osama do I still have to take my laptop out at security?
@ohxjulie - President Obama: "The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam" This is the message Americans need to hear the most.
@makeesha - I prly will not mourn for Osama bin Laden but I will not celebrate his death either. I hope our response as Americans elevates our humanity.
@jimgaffigan - Nice job @BarackObama, CIA, and armed forces. Pakistan, I'd like to talk to u in my office.
@jakebouma - "And so his death should be welcomed by all those who believe in peace." Uhhh... #cognitive dissonance
@choptedallen - Does this mean I can wear my effing shoes through TSA security again? ;)
@Adam_Jacobi - CNN reports Obama wrote the address himself. Just something all y'all congratulating his speechwriter might want to know.
@jonathanstegall - If Obama wins re-election, I think it will be more for this than for trying to give universal healthcare. We are a country of revenge.
@clarkekant - Fox News reporting Barak Hussein Obama authorizes the killing of a homeless man with kidney disease.
@gtal13 - Ps 139:21-2 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with perfect hatred.
@ohxjulie - Very rarely am I so conflicted in regards to what it means to be truly faithful.
Would you like to add your thoughts?