Obama Heads To Ground Zero To Honor Victims After Bin Laden Killing
The President is heading to New York to honor those who lost there lives during 911 and speak to those family's who lost there loved ones.
From the heart of the shocking terror strike on America, President Obama will try to bury the memory of Usama bin Laden by honoring those who died in the fiery Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In private talks with families and a somber ceremony at ground zero, Obama is out to let New York have its own moment of justice.
Obama heads to New York City on Thursday after sharply rejecting calls for him to release photos of a slain bin Laden so the world could see some proof of death. The president said he would not risk giving propaganda to extremists or gloat by publicizing grotesque photos of a terrorist leader shot in the head.
To those who keep on doubting, Obama said, "You will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again."
His government, meanwhile, insisted the shooting of an unarmed bin Laden during a daring raid in Pakistan was lawful and in national self-defense. Officials who were briefed on the operation told The Associated Press that the Navy SEALs who stormed bin Laden's compound shot and killed him after they saw him appear to lunge for a weapon.
Obama's New York visit is intended to have a measured tone -- not a bookend to President George W. Bush's bullhorn moment, but more somber and private.
After the President decided not to release the photos of Osama Bin Laden, he heads to New York possibly to explain his decision.