The "burial at sea" report is disturbing. The Obama administration had better have obtained irrefutable evidence of bin Laden's death, or they face a chorus of "deathers" to go along with the "birthers".
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Killed by an American bomb last week?
Update: Killed inside Pakistan. The US is in possession of the body, which has been reportedly identified by familial DNA.
UpdateII: Obama had been scheduled to address the nation 10:30 Eastern time. (7:30 PDT) Expected to speak soon.
UpdateIII: Heightened security is being urged worldwide in the aftermath of this announcement.
UpdateIV: Senior Pakistani officials have confirmed bin Laden's death.
UpdateV: Reports of ground action rather than missile or bomb are filtering in. Breaking.
UpdateVI: Obama's remarks predicted in the next five to ten minutes. 11:40 Eastern, 8:40 PDT.
UpdateVII: Obama has begun his remarks
UpdateVIII: Obama personally ordered the ground attack on bin Laden
UpdateIX: Obama took a somber tone, laying out the reasons for the action.
UpdateX: George W. Bush issued a statement:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done
“I imagine we will see proof. I can’t concede the US president would go out to make a statement to the world that bin Laden is dead without being able to produce evidence that he is dead."
-Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador to the US