U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the news that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan:
"For the victims of 9/11, U.S.S. Cole, the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and countless other terror attacks across the globe, justice has finally been brought to the chief perpetrator of those evils, Osama bin Laden. Not only is this a great day for America, but also for all in the world who cherish freedom and democracy.
"We celebrate today because of the tireless and heroic efforts of the U.S. military and intelligence personnel. America is proud of our defenders of freedom, as this victory was borne of their many sacrifices and unwavering resolve to go to any place and complete any task so that we may destroy terrorism and defend our country. May God bless our fighting men and women, their families, and all who continue the work of bringing justice to those who have attacked or threaten terror against the United States."