Tuesday Morning: The Day After Bin Laden

Published May 3, 2011

One day after the nation learned of the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, the country is confronting what’s left of al-Qaida.

Boston and other major cities are bracing for reprisal attacks. Members of the military say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still far from over. Many Muslims are confronting their religion’s image in a post-bin Laden America.

Like the Sept. 11 attacks that brought bin Laden to the forefront of Americans’ minds, bin Laden’s death is sure to go down in history. Details on the raid continue to emerge and the Globe has a great graphic explaining the logistics.

Families of 9-11 victims and soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan took yesterday to remember their loved ones. Sept. 11 will be a defining date of my life — for young kids, May 2, 2011 may be similar. And, for those wondering, the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list isn’t ranked, so Whitey Bulger doesn’t move to the “top spot” after bin Laden is removed.


Boston today in non-bin Laden news:

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay its re-licensing decision for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth.

Sen. Scott Brown said he’s planning to fulfill his National Guard service commitment in Afghanistan this year.

Thanks to a huge game from goalie Tim Thomas and an overtime goal by center David Krejci, the Bruins beat the Flyers 3-2 last night. The team returns home from Philadelphia with a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the corruption trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, the death of former Globe publisher William O. Taylor and the security at Logan Airport.