"I join all Americans in marking this historic moment with great pride in the men and women of our military and intelligence community. As people across our nation continue to gather in the streets, we remember the victims of Sept. 11 and the families that have waited nearly a decade for justice.
"All Oregonians give thanks for the brave service of those fighting abroad, and we look ahead to the difficult work of bringing our troops home. The cost of the war in Afghanistan has been great, but we remain committed to pursuing those who would use violence against civilians to foster hate and oppression. I will continue working to protect our citizens while promoting the values of liberty, justice, and equality that define us as Americans."