"The death of Osama Bin Laden brings long-awaited justice to the American people. Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, sealed his fate by causing the deaths of thousands of innocent people. I hope that this development brings a measure of closure for the families of victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Let it be known thatwe will never bow to the goals of terrorists, nor will we ever surrender the basic principles that guide our Nation."
Congresswoman Fudge commends President Obama for his resolve and leadership, and salutes the U.S. military forces and intelligence community, who carried out the mission with precision and no loss of American life.
"The battle against terrorism is not over; the forces that wish us harm may seek retaliation, escalating the threat to the people of Ohio and all Americans. Our enemies must know there is nowhere in the world they can hide. While we must remain vigilant, it is in our interest to clearly evaluate our military operations and whether they effectively bring about the peace and security our Nation demands."