Obama's Reaction: 'We Got Him'

In a briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the United States’ anti-terrorist specialists and networks are doing everything they can to step up security measures on American soil and abroad, girding against a potential backlash. Speaking on behalf of the president, Carney reiterated how important it was for America to foster its “strategic relationship” with Pakistan. He added that Pakistan officials were grateful that the raid on bin Laden’s home was accomplished without any Pakistani casualties outside of the compound. He also said that though the two countries do not always see eye-to-eye, it’s important that the U.S. continue “a dialogue with our Pakistani colleagues, who are as much if not more on the frontlines of the war against terrorism [as us].” As for Obama’s reaction to the momentous news, it was simple: “We got him.”