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Everyday People React to Death of UBL

May 2, 2011

Bonnie McEneaney, 57, wife of Eamon McEneaney, who died in the 9/11 attacks
“It doesn’t bring back all the wonderful people who were killed 10 years ago. It’s long overdue.”

“I’m completely numb. I’m stunned,” she told

Jack Lynch, 75, who lost his son, New York City firefighter Michael Francis Lynch
“The first thought I had in my mind was that it didn’t bring my son back. You cut the head off a snake, you’d think it would kill the snake. But someone will take his place. People like him still exist. The fact that he’s gone is not going to stop terrorism.”

“I understand that bin Laden was an evil person. He may have believed in what he was doing. I’m not going to judge him. I’m sure some people will look at this and they’ll be gratified that he’s dead, but me personally, I’m going to leave his fate in God’s hands.”

Lee Hanson, 78, of Easton, Conn., who lost his son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Sue, and 2 1/2 year-old granddaughter, Christine — the youngest victim of the 9/11 attacks. They were aboard the second plane that hit the World Trade Center
“It’s taken a while to do it, but we’ve done it. It’s a really good thing to get out there — if you fool around with the U.S., you will be caught.”

“Many segments will try to avenge this … There’s still a great danger there.”

Still, he said: “There’s no such thing as closure.”


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