Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) issued the following statement on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:
"This is a historic moment for our nation. The death of the terrorist mastermind behind 9/11 marks a significant step, not only toward eliminating terrorist activity here at home, but for countries around the world who are working toward freedom.
"During my recent trip to Afghanistan and throughout my tours overseas, I've had the opportunity to meet with our men and women who are committed to fighting for the freedom of Afghanistan and the security of our nation. Today, Americans stand proudly united as we recognize this commitment from our military. Our courageous men and women in uniform are working tirelessly to eliminate acts of pure hatred and protect our country. We owe the dedicated members of our armed forces and intelligence community who carried out this mission a debt of gratitude. Their sacrifice is the reason for our security and our liberty.
"While the death of Osama bin Laden is great news, it represents one victory in our continuing fight against terror. This fight is not over and we must maintain aggressive efforts to defend our nation against any potential terrorist enemies."