Osama Bin Laden is dead.
I don't even really know quite what to say just yet. The reality of this is slowly creeping in for me; when the first reports came around, it didn't seem like it could possibly be real. After nearly ten years, it had to be a horrible mistake of some sort. Now that nearly an hour has passed since President Obama made his speech, it's finally starting to sink in: the boogeyman to end all boogeymen is dead and gone. It's far too late to bring anyone back who left us that awful September morning, and it's hardly enough to suddenly restore the way we used to live before the attacks, but it's something. Much more than just something, actually: it's the closest thing we'll ever get to closure. Now, can we please seal up that godforsaken crater in the financial district and build a tasteful memorial on the site?
Blessed be the island of Manhattan, and blessed be those who lost loved ones back in 2001.