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Senator Blumenthal Statement on Killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Forces

(Hartford, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today released a statement in response to the news that American forces have captured and killed Osama Bin Laden, the architect of the9/11 terror attacks.

“Striking down this enemy of democracy and freedom is an historic victory for our nation and marks a significant turning point in the war on terror. Osama Bin Laden orchestrated the killing of thousands of Americans including many from Connecticut and I hope his death provides their families and loved ones with some solace and closure. However, we must remain vigilant, vigorous and avoid complacency in the war against terror which continues since the enemies of democracy and freedom are greater than one individual. While we hope for peace, we must do everything possible to support the brave American military men and women whose relentless service and sacrifice helped win this victory. As they continue this fight across the globe, my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the American warriors who have been lost or injured in the war on terror.”