President Obama declared it "a good day for America," after announcing Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed in a top secret mission in Pakistan early Monday morning. In the 40-minute operation, SEAL Team 6 used four helicopters to position themselves over a three-story compound in the city of Abbottabad, north of Islamabad, according to NPR.
A firefight took place and bin Laden was shot in the head along with several other adults, including the son of an al-Qaeda leader and a woman who was reportedly used as a human shield. One helicopter was destroyed by the crew after experiencing mechanical failure. After completing the mission, the team flew out with Osama's body in the remaining three choppers and within 24 hours, buried his remains at sea in accordance with Muslim tradition.
After news of the terrorist's death reached the public, Americans took to the streets and celebrated in D.C. and New York City early this morning. The New York-based talk shows addressed the historic news this morning with Regis Philbin declaring it is a "joyous day for America... everybody is very excited."
The ladies at "The View" also shared the same sentiment. Joy Behar made a startling revelation and said, "May 1st was also the day they captured Hitler. I think they should make May 1st a national holiday."
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, remembers the victims of terrorist attacks and told "Extra," "I'm glad we caught him, but it doesn't change the fact that it doesn't bring anyone back."
David Arquette, in D.C. for the White House Correspondents' dinner, tweeted pictures of the joyful crowd gathering outside the White House on Sunday. "We were right down the street and we thought, we have to go to the White House," Arquette said -- adding, "I'd like to thank the soldiers and their families for all their sacrifice. They're the people who made this happen."