Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.”
Charles Puckett, Orange County
“It’s great for the country. The prior generation had Pearl Harbor and VJ Day. We had 9/11 and today. It’s amazing to me that he avoided capture for so long.”
Ed Golden, Rescue
“I couldn't give a rat’s ass about that guy. That’s what he was, a desert rat, hiding in caves like a coward. It’s great we got him but let’s not make too big a deal out of this.”
Nick Pulos, El Dorado Hills
“My reaction is that I think this happened a long time ago and they’re just announcing it now… the death of Osama … They caught him seven years ago, but that’s not the reason we went to war anyway. Well, it was the initial reason, but the war was about a lot more than Osama Bin Laden.”
Thomas Dennin, El Dorado Hills
“Really? He’s dead? I hadn’t heard … Well, justice is finally done. I hope they handled it in a way that doesn’t enflame the extremists. Even if it does, I’m more willing to take that risk than to be intimidated. We’re sending a message that we’re not going to roll over, even if it takes 10 years.”

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