Obama’s speech open thread

As you all will have heard by now, President Obama addressed the American public and the world last night to announce that Osama bin Laden has been killed in an American military operation. His body is in American custody.
Here is his speech, which he gave at about 11:30pm EST. A transcript is available here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH796kfIQk8

This is obviously a momentous development and represents a turning point in Obama’s presidency. What did you all think of how he handled it? Have at it in comments – respectfully, as always.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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