Monday, May 02, 2011

Ground Zero After Bin Laden's Death

This post is going to be a running post during the day, as I add additional photos taken by different means (phone/camera).

The line of trucks covering the Osama death story from Ground Zero.

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New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in attendance, running between interviews along Vesey in front of the 9/11 Tribute Center:
Rudy Giuliani making the media rounds.
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More photos will be forthcoming. The crowds are larger than a typical spring day, but not the crush of humanity one could have expected to turn out. Then again, the media are lining up all around Ground Zero, with the majority camped in front of the post office on Church. Other media outlets are located in front of 7WTC and then lining the surrounding streets. Helicopters are hovering overhead to taken in the overview of the site.

Via Zora at LGF, Rudy's statement:
Rudy Giuliani praised President Obama's "courage" for the risky method he chose to take down Osama bin Laden, adding his death is a "significant step" in the war on terror - but saying the tones of jubilation feel strange to him.

"I feel a great deal of satisfaction that justice has been done, and I admire the courage of the president to make a decision like this because if something had gone wrong everyone would be blaming him," Giuliani told POLITICO Monday morning in his first comments since the capture. "And I admire the courage and professionalism of our military intelligence officials who carried this out and this is a great victory against terror. Nobody can minimize it. He was a symbol more than anything else right now but ... symbols are really important."

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