WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) released the following statement regarding the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:
"Osama bin Laden's death represents a victory for all Americans and for freedom-loving people everywhere. It is the fulfillment of the world's call for justice after the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, during which nearly 3,000 innocent American lives were lost at the hands of bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network.
"Ever since that tragic day, our brave men and women in the Armed Forces and throughout our intelligence and diplomatic communities have sustained a long and unwavering campaign to bring bin Laden to justice, and I commend them all for their courage,service and sacrifice.
"With bin Laden's death, I pray that his victims find comfort, his supporters take heed, and his legacy of hatred, intolerance, and tyranny is forever overshadowed by the triumph of truth, justice, and enduring freedom."