Congressman Brad Sherman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, released the following statement today on the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, as confirmed by President Obama last night:
"The successful killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, by U.S. forces, is a major victory in the global fight against al-Qaeda and its affiliates.
"While the death of Osama bin Laden does not signal the end of our struggle against terrorism, it is the most significant victory against al-Qaeda since September 11, 2001.
"I applaud President Obama's leadership, as well as the superb professionalism of our armed forces and intelligence community, in the successful effort to bring this terrorist leader to justice. The U.S. must continue to pursue al-Qaeda members and affiliates around the world who seek to harm us and our allies."