The Demise of Osama bin Laden

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” – Mark Twain

Reading at my computer desk late Sunday evening, I was distracted from time to time by the Facebook status updates on my monitor. It might not have been the best idea to have my browser on facebook.com while trying to concentrate on another task. Suddenly, a status update that was not at all quotidian caught my eye: Osama is dead.

I went to NYTimes.com and BBC.co.uk apace to determine its veracity. Both had the news article under Breaking News. It was about half past eleven in the East Coast and the news article indicated that President Obama is to deliver a speech regarding the demise of Osama.

Then I logged onto WH.gov and I learnt that the President was going to make his speech available for live streaming. I awaited and watched the President’s speech live. As the news disseminates, a cheering crowd has begun to gather in front of the White House. Jubilance amongst the crowd was clear.

After Obama’s speech, I tuned to BBC live news coverage online. I have been watching the coverage since 23:45 EDT. It is now 0:45 EDT and I probably should go to bed.