Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed. There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free an American Pastor, Saeed Abedini — a U.S. citizen — captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […]
The world’s largest manhunt is finally over. U.S. Special Forces tracked Osama bin Laden to Pakistan, launched a military mission, and took him out.
The official word came from President Obama at the White House Sunday night.
Kudos to the U.S. military who were involved in this mission. And our continuing thanks to the men and women of the U.S. military who are defending our freedoms around the globe.
The death of Osama bin Laden is not only a victory for the war on terror, it sends an important message around the world – that no matter how long it takes, America’s resolve never waivers, America’s commitment to seeking justice is never ending.
Our thanks also go to President Obama and President Bush for their dedication in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. While there are many challenges ahead with radical Islamists and the ongoing threat of terrorism at home and abroad, we should cherish this moment – this accomplishment.
In the weeks following 9-11, President Bush expressed confidence that bin Laden would eventually be found.
This is an important day for America, an important day for the families who lost loved ones on 9-11.
With this victory, it is now time to redouble our efforts to protect our freedoms from those who want to destroy our way of life.