Clyburn Statement On The Killing Of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today commented on the announcement by President Obama that Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation at a compound in Pakistan under the President’s order.

“This is a great day for America and a tremendous victory in the global war on terror.  Justice has been served.  Congratulations to President Obama, the intelligence community, the team who conducted the successful operation and the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought over the last decade in the war against al Qaeda and its affiliates.

“Our lives were changed forever on September 11.  And although many years have passed, we still struggle with the wounds ripped open that day.  This finally brings some closure to those wounds.

“God bless the brave men and women and their families who work every day to protect our nation and its people.  God bless America.”