Dallas — Flag-waving supporters of former President George W. Bush have left flowers and patriotic balloons outside his Dallas home after the U.S. strike that killed Osama bin Laden.
About a dozen backers of Bush, who was in power during the September 2001 terrorist attacks, were outside the gate leading to his residence until early Monday until thunderstorms reached the area.
Some displayed U.S. flags. A sign left behind says "Thank you President Bush."
A spokesman for Bush did not immediately return a message on whether he was home.
Bush, in a statement Sunday night, said he congratulated President Barack Obama after hearing about bin Laden's death and praised U.S. military personnel.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says the mission has been accomplished to take down the leader of the terrorist network.