Local officials react to Osama bin Laden's death
U.S. forces raided Osama bin Laden's heavily guarded compound in a suburb of Pakistan's capital late Sunday, killing him, his son and several associates. As details emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, Massachusetts lawmakers reacted to the news:
Senator John Kerry:
"The killing of Osama bin Laden closes an important chapter in our war against extremists who kill innocent people around the world. We are a nation of peace and laws, and people everywhere should understand that our ten-year manhunt was in search of justice not revenge. Terrorists everywhere must never doubt that the United States will hunt them down no matter where they are, no matter how long it takes."
Senator Scott Brown:
"This is a great day for America and our allies across the free world. Osama Bin Laden has finally gotten the justice he deserved. It is also a time to reflect on the victims of 9/11 and their families, as well as those who have died across the world fighting terrorism. Let this be a lesson that there is no sanctuary in the world for America's enemies."
Massachusetts Representative Bill Keating:
"...the threats against our country do not die with Bin Laden. Our national security remains of the utmost importance, and we must continue to cultivate critical partnerships in the region in order to protect ourselves from threats beyond our border."
Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick:
"On behalf of the people of Massachusetts and all others who suffered the profound loss of the September 11, 2001 attacks, I congratulate and thank President Obama and the soldiers and intelligence personnel who carried out this mission. We also remember our Massachusetts servicemen and women who continue their extraordinary efforts to rid the world of terrorism. Let us heed the President's call to unite, as we did in the months of mourning following that terrible day, to make a better, safer and more just world."
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