UPDATED: Congressional Delegation Weighs in on bin Laden
Monday, May 02, 2011
Congressman David Cicilline was the first to issue a statement, saying he joined other Americans in celebrating the death of bin Laden. Click here to read the original GoLocalProv report.
Senator Jack Reed called it a “tremendous intelligence achievement” as well as a testament to the “resolve and leadership” of President Obama. Congressman Jim Langevin said the news was “strategic and symbolic victory” for the country,” saying the United States was finally “closing a chapter on a terrible moment” in its history. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said “justice has been done” in an event that he says he hopes marks the turning point in the war on terror.
Senator Reed: “This is a tremendous intelligence achievement. It is a testament to the dedication of those who carried out the mission as well as the resolve and leadership of President Obama and his national security team. Bin Laden murdered thousands of innocent men, women, and children and today he was brought to justice.”
Congressman Jim Langevin: “The news of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of our armed forces is both a strategic and symbolic victory for the United States. Like so many millions of Americans, I vividly remember the shock and anguish that I felt on September 11. We are finally closing a chapter on a terrible moment in US history when thousands of innocent Americans were targeted and killed by terrorists led by this man who had nothing but hate in his heart.”
“I commend President Obama, CIA Director Leon Panetta and all who were involved in the execution of this mission. We have dedicated years of hard work and tenacious effort, spending huge amounts of time and money going after bin Laden, the architect of the 9-11 attacks and the global terror movement. This is a major landmark for our outstanding service members and intelligence personnel, psychologically and in the effort to combat terrorism around the world.”
Senator Whitehouse: “Nearly ten years after the terrible events of September 11, 2001, justice has been done. Today I join all Rhode Islanders in thanking the covert and military teams who planned and executed this mission, after years of patient stalking. I hope this provides a turning point in the war against terrorism, and solace to those who have lost loved ones to this war.”
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