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Kansans in Congress issue statements about death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011


Kansas lawmakers joined government leaders around the world to comment on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

“Nearly 10 years ago, thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives on September 11. The momentous news of Osama bin Laden’s death — al-Qaida’s leader and the mastermind of those attacks — is a historic success in the war on terror. It speaks to the resolve of our American troops and intelligence officers who have worked relentlessly for this moment. As we move forward, we will continue our unyielding efforts to dismantle terror networks around the world and protect American lives.”

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan)

“As a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I want to echo President Obama’s comments tonight. Our intelligence community and our military personnel deserve our gratitude for their tireless efforts to never stop looking for Osama bin Laden, the murderous mastermind of September 11. They put their lives on the line for our country every day, and today, all of America can be proud of their commitment and dedication. We will probably never be able to personally thank all who were responsible for ending the reign of terror of bin Laden, but we can celebrate their success and offer our appreciation for the work they do every day to keep America safe.”

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan)

“The death of Osama bin Laden is a significant victory in the war on terror, and the men and women in our armed forces and our intelligence community deserve to be congratulated on a job well-done. Osama bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaida and instrumental in the attacks against America on September 11, 2001, and his death marks the end of an important chapter in this war.”

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan)

“I applaud the strength and diligence of our intelligence and military communities. Tonight they have brought justice to the innocent victims and families of 9/11 and to our grateful country. As we stand together proud that justice has been served, we remember our brave American service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting the war on terror. God bless America.”


shadowlady 7 years ago

Bravo!!! Congradulations to the military and the intelligance people for a job well done. They are the ones that did the real work and putting their lives on the line. I say bravo again.

thepianoman 7 years ago

I think a statement from the President is sufficient enough. Why is it necessary for the Kansas delegation, and other politicians for that matter, to use this as an opportunity to gain recognition from the press by issuing"statements."

Kudos to the fine men and women who captured this cockroach of humanity! You all rock!

Orwell 7 years ago

Apparently it's necessary for some of them to try to minimize the President's success and leadership by confining their praise to the military and intelligence communities. If these heroes were still working for Bush they'd still be looking for Bin Laden in Iraq – or by now, Iran, or maybe Venezuela. Or Wisconsin.

Richard Payton 7 years ago

The CIA and Navy Seals did a remarkable job for this country. President Obama deserves credit also because of the policital risk he took if the mission failed. I'm stunned the news was not leaked earlier. The Sun seems a little brighter today!

Brock Masters 7 years ago

What political risk? Are you suggesting that he had an option to stop the operation because it might have failed and hurt him politically? If so, then you're suggesting that Obama bases his actions on calculated poltical risks and not what is best for the country?

Orwell 7 years ago

Why do you think Bush essentially gave up the hunt and tried to minimize the importance of taking down Bin Laden? Or did you forget that part of our recent history?

Orwell 7 years ago

Wait a minute – let me get my tinfoil hat. Then you can tell me your version.

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