What Bin Laden’s death means for the country and global terrorism.
He took the world’s most powerful nation, wounded it grievously and disappeared into the mountains. Now, President Obama said last night, Osama bin Laden is dead.
It took a long time. Some thought it would never happen. Now, Americans have celebrated in the streets of Washington and New York — sung the national anthem, chanted against bin Laden. But we know this is not a simple moment.
In their longing for vengeance and justice, Americans have been on a long journey in the last nearly ten years.
This hour On Point: the long American journey to the death of bin Laden.
- Tom Ashbrook
Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC Nightly News and author of "The Greatest Generation."
Retired Colonel Laurence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell. He is now a professor at the College of William and Mary.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
This program aired on May 2, 2011.