Shortly before midnight on May 1st, 2011, President Barack Obama stood at a lectern in the East Room of the White House and delivered a startling announcement: American forces had located — and killed — the most wanted terrorist on the planet, Osama bin Laden.
Obama briefly described the operation, then he reminded viewers of how notable it was that the man who helped found the most well-known terrorist organization around — al Qaeda — and orchestrated the mass-murder of more than 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, was gone.
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