At White House, Chants of USA! USA!
A lively, joyous night outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2011 11:14 PM CDT
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – As network news and social networks exploded over the death of Osama bin Laden, crowds gathered within an hour outside the White House. Chants of "USA! USA" and "Hey, hey, goodbye!" were heard in the vicinity, along with voices singing the national anthem, reports CNN. Click to read about the president's statement.





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Cheni99a1
May 2, 2011 7:23 AM CDT
Is it just me or is anyone else extremely disappointed in the way Americans in DC are reacting to this? Can't we accept the news in a little more stoic manner? I am thrilled that bin Laden is dead but a bunch of what looks like drunk college kids chanting USA USA USA does NOT make us look good. There's already going to be enough backlash over this. People over there HATE the United States and our presence in the world, they almost have no choice but to - and while violence and terrorism is not the answer to their problems I can almost see why they hate us. Look at those idiots who are using this as another excuse to party. Justice was brought to the face of terrorism, finally, and he's better off dead than alive, but to say it's a good thing is wrong because it's only going to spawn more hate and death. People are ****ing stupid.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
May 2, 2011 4:21 AM CDT
I wish I knew who actually pulled the trigger, but that information may never come to light in order to protect whoever did it from vengeful radicals. Let me say to the entire armed forces then: well done and thank you.
truefreedom
May 2, 2011 4:06 AM CDT
Mr.Obama since bin Laden is now dead, can you bring George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condoliza Rice and charge them with treason? I know that's asking too much, but the 3,000 people that died on September 11, 2001 deserve total justice and give their families peace.