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Local politicians react to bin Laden's death

Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-1) released the following statement on the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed:

"The death of Osama bin Laden marks a tremendous victory in the war against terror and the enemies of freedom worldwide. Nearly a decade ago bin Laden orchestrated the worst attack on the American homeland in our nation's history. The diligent work of our men and women in uniform and the intelligence community who bravely and tirelessly serve our country have brought him to justice. Although our fight to defend our nation and our values does not end, the death of Osama bin Laden will serve as testimony to our tireless pursuit of justice and the cause of freedom worldwide."


Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement Sunday evening regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden:

"This is the news we have waited to hear ever since learning that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for attacking America on September 11, 2001. Following the loss of more than 3,000 innocent American lives, the United States government pledged to capture the architect of 9/11. The success of this mission is the result of the persistent efforts of our intelligence officers and the brave service of America's military men and women."


House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement tonight on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:

"This is great news for the security of the American people and a victory in our continued fight against al Qaeda and radical extremism around the world. We continue to face a complex and evolving terrorist threat, and it is important that we remain vigilant in our efforts to confront and defeat the terrorist enemy and protect the American people. I want to congratulate -- and thank -- the hard-working men and women of our Armed Forces and intelligence community for their tireless efforts and perseverance that led to this success. I also want to commend President Obama and his team, as well as President Bush, for all of their efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice."


US Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, made the following statement Sunday night regarding President Obama confirming that 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden was killed by a U.S.-led military operation in Pakistan:

"As Americans, we will never forget the September 11 attacks. Three thousand lives lost & effect on countless families across our nation. But now, nearly 10 years after that tragic day, the world's most wanted terrorist will no longer threaten our democracy & freedom. This is a victory for all Americans and a testament to the sacrifice of our service members and their families, and the American intelligence community."


U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement following the news of a successful U.S. operation which killed al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden:

"Tonight, I was pleased to hear the announcement that Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda terrorist network, has been killed. This welcome news follows years of tireless efforts by our government to bring to justice those responsible for attacking this country on September 11, 2001 and the numerous attacks before and since. I want to thank the members of our military and the intelligence community who made this operation a success and the countless sacrifices made by those who have worked to meet this end.

"I was honored to visit our brave troops in Afghanistan last week, who are doing an impressive job on behalf of all Americans.

"While this is a milestone that we have all awaited, we must remember that al Qaeda and its affiliates are not dependent on one man and we must remain vigilant in our efforts to disrupt and destroy terrorist networks that threaten our Nation and allies."


Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon word from the President that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by a team of American forces:

"Nearly ten years after the vicious attacks of September 11th, Osama Bin Laden is now dead. Let no one question the U.S.'s resolve to protect its citizen and those who threaten us. We all remember where we were and how we felt watching the terrible footage of that awful moment in American history. Now, we will all remember where we were when we heard that Osama Bin Laden was brought to justice. While our efforts to protect freedom must continue, this is a significant day for our military, our intelligence agencies, and the men women and children who were affected on that September day."


U.S. Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

 "This morning's news is testimony to the hard-work and heroism of our military and intelligence personnel. It is also proof that aggressive, but legal, intelligence and interrogation methods do work in the War on Terror. Today is a day to celebrate the accomplishment of our military and intelligence community, but make no mistake there is much more work to do to keep our nation secure."


Congressman Mike Turner (OH-3) released the following statement upon word from the President that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by a team of American forces:

"Nearly ten years after the vicious attacks of September 11th, Osama Bin Laden is now dead. Let no one question the U.S.'s resolve to protect its citizen and those who threaten us. We all remember where we were and how we felt watching the terrible footage of that awful moment in American history. Now, we will all remember where we were when we heard that Osama Bin Laden was brought to justice. While our efforts to protect freedom must continue, this is a significant day for our military, our intelligence agencies, and the men women and children who were affected on that September day."


Ohio Governor John Kasich:

"I wanted to take a moment to pause and thank those brave men and women who serve in our nation's military and intelligence community both at home and abroad.

"Your courage has been unwavering as America has slowly healed from the tragic events on September 11, 2001.

"Let us also take a moment to honor those who were lost on that horrible day and their families who will forever cherish their memories.

Thank you for your courage and may God continue to bless us all."

 

 

 Statement of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt on U.S. Forces Killing of Osama bin Laden:

"The announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. special operations forces certainly marks a major victory in the War on Terror.  I am thankful to our brave men and women in uniform and in our intelligence communities whose hard work and perseverance have brought Bin Laden to justice. 

"I also want to offer my gratitude and prayers for our brave fighting men and women who have paid the ultimate price in the war on terror. Their sacrifice, while difficult, was paid in defending the principles and ideas of freedom.

"Yesterday's action and the continued work of our military is a testament to our resolve."

 

 

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