Monday, May 2, 2011
SMU students, others gather at George W. Bush’s Dallas home after Osama bin Laden’s death
Visitors waved American flags and held signs like one that read “President Obama forgot to say … 'Thank You President Bush!'”
SMU students and other Dallasites held posters Sunday night in front of former President George W. Bush’s home in Dallas, thanking him for his dedication to the country after news of Osama bin Laden’s death came down.
The home on Daria Place in Preston Hollow, about a mile north of SMU, was a meeting place for Bush fans and those celebrating the death of man who the U.S. government holds responsible for the worst terrorist act on American soil.
Visitors waved American flags and held signs like one that read “President Obama forgot to say … 'Thank You President Bush!'” Others began to chant “U.S.A.” and some even brought red and blue balloons to hang on the gate of the residence.
Supporters Outside Pres. Bush House
In an e-mail statement released by the office of President George W. Bush, he said:
“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.”
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