Wicker Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today made the following statement regarding the announcement Sunday that U.S. personnel killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan:

“The news that Osama bin Laden, a murderer and mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, was killed confirms America’s resolve to bring this terrorist to justice. Following that dark day in our history, we pledged to end bin Laden’s terror. Countless Mississippians have made significant sacrifices for this effort, and I am thankful for the fighting men and the intelligence professionals who played a part in this operation to accomplish that mission.

“Even though bin Laden is dead, the War on Terror continues. Unlike traditional celebrations in our nation’s history that marked the end of hostilities, there is no peace treaty. This also serves as a reminder that the U.S. will not rest until those who would do us harm are stopped. The remaining members of al-Qaeda and other violent Islamist extremist groups are intent on killing innocent men, women, and children around the world.

“I will continue to support the members of our Armed Forces and intelligence personnel as they work to accomplish their difficult task. Constant vigilance is critical to protecting Americans both at home and abroad.”

Wicker serves as Deputy Whip and is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Palazzo Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-04), a member of House Armed Services Committee and a Marine Veteran of the Persian Gulf War, issued the following statement regarding the President’s announcement that United States forces have killed Osama bin Laden:

“Last night’s announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden is a major turning point in the War on Terror. I hope the news will strengthen America’s resolve to bring an end to nearly ten years of conflict in Afghanistan on our terms: total victory over terror and those who harbor terrorists. As we approach the ten year mark since the horrible attacks on September 11th, 2001, I cannot help but to think of the victims and their families.”

“I think back to the days shortly after the attacks when President Bush stood at Ground Zero on top of a pile of smoldering rubble. He grabbed a bull horn, wrapped his arm around a fireman’s shoulders and said words that uplifted a nation, ‘I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.’ It has been ten long years, but Bin laden has finally heard the clear message that the United States does not relent in our defense of freedom and liberty.”

“President Obama also deserves credit for his efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. As we rejoice today, we must remain vigilant and not forget that our brave military forces continue to fight the War on Terror. I commend the armed forces and intelligence community for the sacrifice they’ve made to ensure America remains safe and free.”

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5/2/11

NUNNELEE STATEMENT ON DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) issued the following statement on the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden:
“A decade ago, thousands of innocent people were murdered as al Qaeda sought to destroy America and the freedom we cherish. We remember that somber day all too well and last night marks another moment we will remember just as vividly. It is a great day for America as Osama bin Laden has finally been brought to justice and evil has fallen. As we celebrate this victory around the globe, let us not forget those victims of 9/11 and the countless other attacks of radical extremism. I commend the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and intelligence personnel for their tireless efforts to combat terrorism and their continued resolve to defeat our enemies.”

Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. This is his first term.
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