U.S. Representative Mike Doyle released the following statement today in reaction to the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan in a raid conducted by U.S. Navy SEALs.
"Justice has been done, and a threat to innocent people all over the world has been eliminated.
"We've been waiting ten years for this news. We never stopped looking for him, and we knew it would come, but knowing finally that bin Laden has been killed is still a relief.
"Osama bin Laden's death should provide some closure for the families who have lost loved ones in 9/11 and the other attacks bin Laden has ordered, inspired, or planned.
"All Americans owe our deep thanks to the Navy SEALS who put their lives on the line and carried out the raid with bravery and skill. We also owe a great debt to the dedicated military and civilian personnel who worked tirelessly to track down bin Laden and make this operation possible. This historic moment is also a good time to thank all of the Americans -- our military, first responders, and intelligence, justice, and foreign service personnel -- who have made great sacrifices and often put their lives on the line to defend our nation in the years since 9/11.
"This is a day we've waited for. It doesn't mean our efforts to stop terrorists and bring them to justice are over, but it is an important symbolic victory that will resonate around the world."