Buoyed by the news that the economy unexpectedly added more than 200,000 jobs last month, U.S. President Barack Obama visited a transmission plant in Indianapolis today to promote his clean energy agenda.
Obama didn't mention the execution of the world's #1 terrorist, Osama bin Laden, by special Navy SEAL commando forces on Monday. Instead he focused on the early signs of an economic recovery.
"We've made this progress at a time when our economy's been facing some serious headwinds," the president told workers, citing high gas prices and the earthquake in Japan.
But the highlight of Obama's agenda was his visit to the returning Navy SEALS, Night Stalkers and helicopter crews of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky today.
As demonstrators all over Pakistan burned American flags in mass protests of bin Laden's death, Obama thanked the helicopter crews that flew the Navy SEAL commandos into Abbottabad where Osama had been hiding out for the last 5 years.
Bin Laden's youngest wife, who was injured during the raid, said she and bin Laden never left the upper two floors of the million dollar mansion in the 5 years since they moved in.
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Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, 29, said she and bin Laden's other two wives lived with eight of bin Laden's 20 children, and 5 children from another family that lived in the compound. This indicates that while the U.S. was hunting Osama, he was busy making babies with his 3 wives. The children, who ranged in age from 2 to 12, were transported to a hospital and released after the raid.
Bin Laden's 18-year-old militant son, Hamza, who followed in his father's murderous footsteps, died with him in a hail of bullets at the compound.
In a statement posted in jihadist internet forums, Al Qaeda confirmed that bin Laden was dead, saying "Americans' Happiness will turn to sadness."