President Obama praised the American people’s spontaneity at their public expressions of joy in New York and Washington on what was a very good day for him, and a bad one for America’s enemies.
He took time out to speak about the bin Laden raid from a ceremony honouring two heroes of a war sixty years previously, in Korea.
“This is a good day for America. Our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done. The world is safer, it is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden,” he said.
The president then returned to his ceremonial duties speaking to Korea veterans, and business as usual returned to the White House as the stunning news sank in.