"This marks a great step in our war on terror. Those who threaten the life and freedom of American citizens, both here and across the globe, will be found and brought to justice. I want to thank the brave men and women of our armed services for never wavering in their mission to protect our nation and way of life. The families of those lost on 9/11 and all of the soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice will forever remain in our prayers. God bless the United States of America."