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Monday, May 2, 2011

New Hampshire senators’ statement on bin Laden

Following are statement from the U.S. Senators representing New Hampshire on the death of Osama bin Laden:

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH):

“Osama bin Laden is dead. These are words the American people have been waiting to hear for nearly ten years – since the day he brazenly attacked the United States and murdered over 3,000 innocent victims on September 11th, 2001. This is a fitting end for the face of global terrorism – an evil madman whose hatred of freedom and disregard for innocent human life knew no bounds.

Osama bin Laden’s death is a monumental triumph for U.S. national security interests and a testament to the quality and unrelenting resolve of America’s intelligence, diplomatic, and military establishment.

This historic event does not end the threat of terrorism, and we must continue to stay vigilant in protecting the American people from al Qaeda and its extremist allies. Our battle against terrorism will continue, but a terrible and sad chapter in our country’s history is over.”

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH):

“Nearly 10 years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is finally dead. This is a great day for our country and a major blow to al Qaeda and terrorist networks around the globe. As a singularly inspirational figure for Islamist extremists, killing bin Laden has been a top national security priority. I join all Americans in expressing profound gratitude to our brave servicemen and women, as well America’s intelligence community, for ensuring that bin Laden can no longer harm our country.

“Killing bin Laden is news we’ve all been waiting for. However, Islamist extremists continue to pose grave threats to our country, and America must remain vigilant in the fight to defeat global terrorist networks.”