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President Bush Cheered Outside His North Dallas Home

People gathered outside President George W. Bush’s home in North Dallas last night on word that the United States had killed Osama bin Laden at a mansion in Pakistan. WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, sent a reporter to the scene.

But not everyone was there to cheer the President. This AP photo shows a rain soaked sign that said, “Winning! Obama – 1 Bush – 0”

President Bush issued this statement last night:

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.

Here is President Bush giving his famous bullhorn speech at Ground Zero three days after the 9/11 attacks.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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