Monday, May 02, 2011

George Allen statement on bin Laden's death: 'We must remain vigilant in our fight'

Former Virginia Gov. George Allen issued the following on Sunday evening regarding the American operation in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden:
“The death of Osama bin Laden is welcomed news for all Americans and people around the world who share our values of freedom. This is a measure of justice for the families who lost loved ones on September 11th and during the War on Terrorism. Everyone who has lost loved ones in our war should feel pride in this result in taking out the head of Al-Qaeda.

“This is a testament to the resolve of Americans to see justice served. I commend President Obama for continuing to pursue this vile terrorist and his networks. Our ultimate success in hunting down this mass murderer is a tribute to the skill and perseverance of the U.S. military and the intelligence communities, who have put themselves in danger and sacrificed much to keep our homeland safe.

“The death of Osama Bin Laden is important symbolically and strategically, but it is not the end of the war on terror. Radical terrorism is larger than any one person or one group. America and her allies are still the target of the enemies of freedom, and we must remain vigilant in our fight.”

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