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Statements on the death of Osama bin Laden are by:

President Bill Clinton

National Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

Cong. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statements on Death of Osama bin Laden

Travelers, please scroll below for statements on the death of Osama bin Laden...

Posted May 2, 2011

President Bill Clinton

"This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaida's other attacks but for people all over the world who want  to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children.

I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaida attacks."

 

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National Black Caucus Chairman Cleaver's Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden

Washington, DC – Today Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement on the capture and death of Osama bin Laden:

“Almost ten years after the devastating attacks on September 11, we will forever have that painful memory etched in our hearts, and today I remember the thousands of Americans who were killed. As a former member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I was informed about the diligent work of the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community, armed forces, and many other critical partners in the overall fight against terrorism.

“I want to commend our men and women in uniform for successfully developing and executing the plans to capture al Qaeda founder and leader, Osama bin Laden. His death marks the end of a treacherous and tumultuous time in our world’s history.  The Obama Administration is to be commended for one of the most significant achievements in our nation’s efforts to combat terrorism worldwide.

“Although we recognize this victory as a new day in our in our nation’s efforts against global terrorism, we do recognize that the threat of terrorism still exists and we must remain vigilant.”

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Corker Statement on Death of Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today made the following statement regarding the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

“Osama bin Laden's death finally puts an end to an unspeakable reign of terror carried out by the man responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks and the deaths of thousands of Americans and innocent civilians around the world,” Corker said. “We're tremendously proud of our military and intelligence services who successfully executed a dangerous operation that resulted in a major victory for the fight against terrorism. While the threats against the U.S. remain, bin Laden's death sends a powerful message to the world that we will not rest until justice is done.”

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Hastings on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

(Washington, DC) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement on the killing of Osama bin Laden: 

“We should all applaud the President and his administration, military, and our intelligence community, for their heroic efforts to capture and kill Osama bin Laden.  The men and women serving in the military, intelligence and counterterrorism communities work courageously on the front lines each day to ensure the security of our nation and the world.

“Osama bin Laden, for 10 years, has held the title of scourge of the earth.  I am glad that justice has been served.  It is my hope that the families of 9/11 and the East African Embassy bombings can find a little more closure now.

“We must be extremely mindful that Al Qaeda has not been removed, nor has the sentiment of this very dangerous societal element.  We must remain ever vigilant.

“The irony of two events on May 1 should not be lost.  First, the late Pope John Paul II was beatified and moved closer to Sainthood.  He spent his life blazing a path of enlightenment, peace, love, and uplifting humanity.  Secondly, bin Laden spent his life lighting a path of murder, deceit, and the destruction of humanity.  While one found Sainthood, the other found Satan.  It is good that bin Laden no longer plagues the earth and the hope for human kind is that Pope John Paul II would be our exemplar of goodness.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Democratic Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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