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‘Angry American’ Writer Toby Keith Speaks Out On Bin Laden’s Death

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The news is out. Terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden is dead. So, what does Toby Keith--who wrote one of the most infamous anthems dedicated to vengeance against Bin Laden--have to say?

Keith did not leave anyone hanging for very long. On his Twitter and Facebook accounts, he posted the following: "I been tellin ya for a decade that the U.S. military would hunt down and kill world enemy #1. While traveling abroad I am blown away by the positive coverage by the world media. There IS a consensus in the world media I have never seen before. Thanks to our commander in chief for having the cajones to finish this job but the mission is far from over."

The country superstar issued a statement via his publicist as well. "It's a great day to be an American," he noted.

Keith is currently on tour visiting U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East, and was unable to comment on President Obama's Sunday-night announcement of Bin Laden's death until Monday, due to lack of cellular phone service.

This is his ninth tour overseas entertaining the troops. The photo above shows him on Saturday playing for soldiers at a remote base in Iraq.

Keith's 2001 song "Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue (The Angry American)" contained the unforgettable lyric "you'll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A. 'Cause we'll put a boot in your a--, it's the American way."

On his Twitter account, he shared the following picture of a soldier offering a "boot salute" at Keith's Iraq show over the weekend.

If you look closely, you'll see the soldier is waving his own prosthetic leg.

I don't know about you--but that gave me chills. 

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