(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Tri-state area politicians have been releasing statements today regarding the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
U.S. Congressman Todd Young (R-Indiana 9th) - “The news that the U.S. military has killed Osama Bin Laden represents a major victory in the ongoing war to protect America from violent extremists. As we learn more about this encouraging development, we must remain vigilant in that cause. We must also never forget the sacrifice so many brave troops and their families have given on behalf of all Americans. My thoughts, prayers and admiration remain with those still serving overseas, and with those who have dedicated their lives to avoiding another attack on U.S. soil.”
U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana 6th) - "Today will be remembered by generations of Americans as a day of justice served. Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, a Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, issued the following statement regarding Osama bin Laden. Pence has been to Afghanistan or Iraq every year since hostilities began. Today will be remembered by generations of Americans as a day of justice served. I commend the U.S. Armed Forces and intelligence community for the action taken to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Thanks to their persistence and courage, as well as the Obama and Bush Administrations, justice was served at last. America will never forget the tragedy of September 11th, but today's news is evidence that justice delayed can be justice served. Today we are safer than we were yesterday but we must remain vigilant, as there are still those throughout the world who seek to destroy our freedom."
U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis (R-Kentucky 4th) - “I am beyond grateful tonight for the perseverance and sacrifice of our military and intel forces. God bless America.”
U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio 1st) - "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."
U.S. Senator Dick Lugar (R-Indiana) – “The reported death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news, but it in no way eliminates the threat from the terrorism he espoused. This is another reminder that Americans cannot hide from global affairs. Americans must continue to be vigilant to ensure that terrorist groups and rouge states do not obtain weapons of mass destruction, a goal that I and many other Americans have sought for 20 years.”
U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) - “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.”