Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are.
BARACK OBAMA, remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden, May 1, 2011
“Right up until I decide it’s become inconvenient.”