U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D., Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Vice-Chair of Subcommittee on Intelligence, today released the following statement after learning of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden:
"I am elated to learn that Osama bin Laden, an enemy with so much blood on his hands, has finally been brought to justice," said Congressman Paul Broun.
"I congratulate our brave men and women in uniform who fought tirelessly to secure this victory, and I encourage all Americans to remember those who paid the ultimate price while fighting the War on Terror. We will forever be grateful. I also commend President Barack Obama, our Commander in Chief, for authorizing this strategic operation, as well as President Bush for initially launching our counterattack after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
"I hope that today those who suffered on September 11th can feel a moment of closure. We must remain engaged and vigilant in combating terrorism and our enemies who wish to wreak havoc on our shores. This profound moment sends a message that we will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of our homeland and to protect the American people."