President Barack Obama announced on Sunday night that United States Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden and taken custody of his body. In his announcement, Obama said:
Let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has at times frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country.
Hundreds of people chanted and applauded outside the White House. But soon after the President spoke, the U.S. State Department issued a world-wide alert of “enhanced potential for anti-American violence” due to the death of bin Laden.
What’s your reaction to the news of bin Laden’s death?
- Stacy Bannerman: Founder and director of the Sanctuary for Veterans and Families and author of When the War Came Home
- Stephen Bomar: Public affairs director for the Oregon Military Department
- Arsalan Bukhari: Executive director of the Seattle chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- Tom Hastings: On the faculty of Portland State University’s department of conflict resolution
- Amin Wahab: Environmental Progam Manager for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services
- Grant Farr: Associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology at Portland State University
- Jere Van Dyk: Journalist and author of Captive
- Jim Moore: Political science professor and director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation at Pacific University