Monday, May 9, 2011

Obama decorates the command to kill Bin Laden on a job well done

The U.S. president, Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the entire command killed on Sunday when world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, and said it was "a job well done." Obama talked like that in a speech to soldiers returning from Afghanistan at the military base of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where before his speech congratulated the command camera that hit the leader of Al Qaeda.

As he told an enthusiastic crowd of soldiers, it was "one of the best operations of the intelligence services of history", but acknowledged that giving the nod to the mission was "the hardest decision of my life." "We're making progress in our goal in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the defeat and dismantling of Al Qaeda," the president estadoundiense, who said that even before the elimination of bin Laden, "we applied more pressure than ever on leadership terrorist network.

"We will succeed in this mission," he promised U.S. President, who noted that progress in the war in Afghanistan, nearly ten years after its inception, beginning in July will allow the withdrawal of U.S. troops from China " . Currently deployed in Afghanistan are about 100,000 U.S. soldiers, three times the number present when Obama came to the presidency.

Many of the soldiers present at today's speech Obama returned from China last week after serving his time of deployment. Before the speech, Obama and vice president Joe Biden met with members of the Special Operations Command Navy (SEALS), the soldiers who carried out the mission, which awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest distinction awarded to the team now.

Among those present at the meeting was also the commander of the Seals, Admiral William McRaven, Obama received last Wednesday in the Oval Office to thank the success of the mission. Osama bin Laden died last Sunday, shot in the head and chest in an operation trancurso helicopters SEALS, who broke into the residence where he hid the leader of the terrorist organization in Abbottabad, a mountain village in the near Islamabad.

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