News of the death of Osama bin Laden has received many reactions from prominent Republicans, conservatives, and possible presidential candidates.

The fact that the death of bin Laden occured on the watch of a Democrat was not lost on many pundits.

Some prominent Republicans have offered congratulations, while others have not.

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaida network that attacked America on September 11, 2001, former President George W. Bush said, in a statement.

I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude.

Donald Trump congratulated President Obama. On Twitter, Trump posted: I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men women of the Armed Forces for a job very well.

Mitt Romney: This is a great victory for lovers of freedom and justice everywhere. Congratulations to our intelligence community, our military and the president. My thoughts are with the families of Osama bin Laden's many thousands of victims, and the brave servicemen and women who have laid down their lives in pursuit of this murderous terrorist.

Tim Pawlenty: In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush promised that America would bring Osama bin Laden to justice - and we did. I want to congratulate America's armed forces and President Obama for a job well done. Let history show that the perseverance of the US military and the American people never wavered.

At this moment when bin Laden has been brought to justice, we especially remember the sacrifice of the young Americans who've paid the ultimate price in defense of the nation, as well as the nearly 3000 Americans who lost their lives on 9/11, former vice-president Dick Cheney said in a statement. I also want to congratulate President Obama and the members of his national security team.

Michele Bachmann: I want to express my deepest gratitude to the men and women of the U.S. military and intelligence community. Their persistence and dedicated service has yielded success in a mission that has gripped our nation since the terrible events of 9/11.

In little suprise, Sarah Palin offered no mention of Obama's efforts in killing bin Laden on her Facebook and Twitter postings.

Palin on Twitter: Thank you, American men and women in uniform. You are America's finest and we are all so proud. Thank you for fighting against terrorism.

Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter have yet to make formal statements.