"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."