Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Boehner and Gibbs on Death of OBL

Speaker Boehner:

“The tragic events of 9/11 ten years ago remind us that we’re all Americans, and that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us.  And I think last night’s news unified our country in much the same way.
“The death of Osama bin Laden is an important moment in the war against radical extremism and terrorism - an important event for peoples all around the world who have been subject to the terror of al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. 
“To the families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001: We will never forget what you lost.  For those who have fought and died in the war against terror, and their loved ones: We honor your sacrifice.  And to those who seek to destroy freedom by preying on innocent human life: We will not rest until we bring you to justice.
“Our fight for freedom and liberty around the globe continues.  We face a complex and dangerous terrorist threat even today.  It is important that we remain vigilant in our efforts to defeat our terrorist enemies and protect the American people.  This makes our engagement in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan more important, not less. 
“I want to congratulate -- and thank -- the hard-working men and women of the United States Armed Services.  I want to thank all those involved in the intelligence community for their tireless efforts and perseverance that led to this successful evening.
“I also want to commend President Obama and President Bush for all their efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.”
Rep. Bob Gibbs:
"I proudly salute the amazing men and women of our military and intelligence services, as well as all of the families who support them as they protect our country.  Thanks to the bravery and courage of these men and women, the death of Osama Bin Laden marks a great victory for Americans and for freedom-loving people worldwide.  Today, the world is a safer place because of their diligence and commitment to this essential mission.  
“For the loved ones of all those we have lost in this war on terror, may this long-awaited justice bring some measure of peace.
"While we celebrate this news, it is important that we remain vigilant in our fight against terror and our efforts to keep America safe and secure.  God Bless America."