Congressman Bill Owens released the following statement this morning after President Obama's announcement of a successful mission to kill and to take into custody the body of Osama bin Laden.
"Last night's news of Osama bin Laden's death represents a great victory for the U.S. and the entire world. Bin Laden spent a lifetime sewing hatred into the fabric of humanity rather than using his influence to help bring peace to the people of the Middle East and the rest of the world. His death is a message that those who fight against global peace and progress will never prosper," said Owens.
"I join all Americans in expressing my admiration and gratitude for the men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much so we can enjoy our freedom. I also commend the President and his national security team for their ability and resolve to get the job done. While nothing can bring back those we have lost, I hope this news brings some sense of closure to the families who lost loved ones nearly ten years ago."