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Sen. Murray releases statement on death of Osama bin Laden
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released this statement on the death of Osama bin Laden, shortly following Pres. Obama's announcement in a national address on the successful U.S. military operation to bring the perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks to justice:
"The President's announcement tonight is tremendous news for all Americans and for counterterrorism efforts worldwide.
"The superb work of our military and intelligence communities have led to the death of the mastermind of the worst attack in our nation's history. It is indeed a great moment.
"I applaud our troops, intelligence operatives, and the Administration for never wavering in this important goal in the broader war on terrorism.
"This is a particularly important day for the thousands of Americans who lost a family member, friend or loved one nearly ten years ago. And all of our thanks go to those who have been lost in our military efforts and to our veterans and their families.
"This is indeed a significant moment and one that will continue to propel our efforts to root out terrorists wherever they reside. We must continue to remain vigilant and focused on the protection of the American people."