Va. leaders talk about bin Laden’s death

Va. leaders  talk about bin Laden’s death

Va. leaders talk about bin Laden’s death

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Posted on May 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Updated Monday, May 2 at 2:09 PM

Sen. Mark Warner

“I want to commend our military and intelligence professionals for the coordinated and painstaking work that was responsible for tracking down Osama bin Laden.”

 “His death does not mean that the threat posed by terrorism to our nation has passed.  We must remain vigilant,” added Warner.  “But bin Laden’s death  does provide a sense of justice  and hopefully a measure of comfort  for those who have given so much in America’s  fight against international terrorism.” 

 

 

Rep. Randy Forbes

 “As Americans, we proudly celebrate this victory and join President Obama in commending the brave men and women that made this day possible -- the day when we can finally say that bin Laden is dead.  The streets once filled with twisted steel and smoke are now rightfully filled with celebration.  Yet, we must remain vigilant against the metastasized threat from al Qaeda and its affiliates and resist the temptation to allow our joy to lure us into complacency.  I am committed to supporting our men and women in uniform and will not waiver in my duty to ensure that our Armed Forces remain ready to protect the United States at home and our interests around the globe."

 

Rep. Bobby Scott

“I am proud of our intelligence community and our men and women in uniform who have put an end to Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror.  I am especially proud that many of those involved in this operation are Navy SEALS based out of Hampton Roads.  I also commend the President and his Administration for making this a top priority.”

“It is my hope that this victory will provide some comfort to the families of those victims of his decades of terrorist acts all over the world, especially the victims of the embassy bombings of the late 1990s, the attack on the Norfolk-based USS Cole in 2000, and the 9/11 attacks in 2001.  We also need to honor and remember the thousands of men and women who have given their lives over the last decade fighting terrorism and their families.”

“ The threat of terrorism against our nation and our allies obviously continues despite last night’s victory but today we all should commend the heroic actions of these brave Americans.”

 

Rep. Rob Wittman

“Today, America marks a major victory in the war on terror following the announcement that the world’s most wanted terrorist and the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks and the bombing of the Norfolk-based USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000, has been killed by American forces. Americans stand proud of a job well done by our military and intelligence communities and we honor the lives lost of those fighting to defend freedom and see justice served for nearly a decade.  For those innocent victims killed at the hand of this terrorist in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon – justice has been done. Yet this moment does not mark an end to the conflict with those who wish to do harm to our country; we must remain vigilant in fighting for the cause of American liberty. God bless our all volunteer force, their families, and may God continue to bless those standing watch in harm’s way keeping our great nation safe and free.”


 

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