Editor's note: The good news is that last night in his remarks President Obama used the word “we” a few times, as he did the word “they” in reference to the brave and skilled soldiers who killed Osama bin Laden. Unfortunately, as usual, the I's (and a “my”) won out. Regardless, God Bless America.
Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden
11:35 P.M. EDT
I can report
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta
I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden.
I met repeatedly with my national security team
I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action
Today, at my direction, the United States launched
I've made clear
I've repeatedly made clear
I called President Zardari
These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief
Oh, and by the way, the president remembered the words “under God” at the end:
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.