But just saw on the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.
It was a job high in costs, and low in profits. It was one we kept at doggedly, sometimes mis-stepping but never faltering. Congratulations to the US Military on their stunning achievement. No doubt their will be some time before this fully sinks in. Many were beginning to feel we would never acheive this goal, and that he would forever haunt the nightmares of those in power.
And while the US TV news erupts in cheers they are frequently forgetting that we are not alone in Afghanistan. Though he was killed by U.S. Forces, we couldn't have gotten him without the help of our friends and allies around the world. From our steadfast ally the United Kingdom, our friend of nearly 250 years France, all the way down the alphabet to tiny Tonga and The Ukraine, Their steadfast loyalty requires our gratitude and respect.
I want to say thank you to all the countries who, when my country was attacked, took up their swords and fought side by side with the Armed Forces of The United States over the last 10 years in Afghanistan.