Messages from the Public
"Congratulations on your outstanding work in locating Usama Bin Ladin. You and the current organization should be recognized by a special presidential and/or congressional award, like the Medal of Honor for conspicuous outstanding service, organizational achievement, and analytical brilliance. Once his location was obtained, the military operational forces created the slam dunk that culminated in a textbook capture. ... Thank you for your lifetime commitment to outstanding public service and leaving a legacy of intelligent and effective organizational management always directed for the public good."
"Thank you very much for your efforts in effectively locating and dispatching Usama Bin Ladin. I, as an American, feel that this is a very solid win for my country. Without the noble, valiant, and courageous efforts by the men and women in the CIA, I feel that this would have never been possible. I hope to one day be able to work for an organization such as the CIA. Though some may question your ethics, values, and goals, I support them fully and outrightly. You have done very well by me. And though I am only one of 300 million in the United States, I'm still American and still indebted to you for your efforts. ... I, as well as millions of others, will forever by grateful for your efforts."
"Congratulations! The death of Usama Bin Ladin only goes to show what can be accomplished when the United States government unleashes the greatest intelligence agency in the world in conjunction with part of the most powerful military in history. ... Many Americans are aware of the extent to which you all put yourselves out there every day to keep our country safe and I, for one, would just like to take a moment to say thank you! You are all amazing and I hope that this little note shows my appreciation and my thanks."
"Congratulations on your successful mission to eliminate Usama Bin Ladin. Today all Americans are proud of your achievements, courage and perseverance. We thank all of you for your sacrifices and dedication to our security. You should all be very proud of not only this most recent success, but more importantly, your ability to keep all Americans safe in the almost 10-year span since the horrific September 11, 2001 attacks on our country. Congratulations from a grateful nation."
"Simply want to say thank you. As a 20-year airline pilot, I have experienced the impact of terrorism. Your daily efforts, dedication, and success is greatly appreciated. I am extremely grateful for the wonderful job you have done."