Sen. Casey Comments on Killing of Bin Laden

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces:

“On September 11, 2001, the United States was viciously attacked in a cowardly terrorist plot masterminded by Osama bin Laden.  Today, U.S. forces have killed bin Laden and exacted justice for his terrible crimes which killed thousands.  I thank our troops, the intelligence community and diplomats who have worked today and since September 11th to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

“On September 11th, Pennsylvania was directly impacted by Al Qaeda when Flight 93 was downed over Shanksville.   In the nearly ten years after September 11th, Pennsylvania has lost 68 troops in Afghanistan and hundreds have been injured.   The sacrifice of those families who lost loved ones on September 11th and in the following years can never be made whole, but I hope that the death of bin Laden can help to bring some closure.

“While today’s development does not mean an end to terrorism or the need to remain relentlessly vigilant, the death of bin Laden has enormous significance in American and world history.”

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