Merkley: Bin Laden Death Provides Justice for America

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after news that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden:

“I salute President Obama and his exceptional team on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.  The President’s resolute determination and the hard work, perseverance, and bravery of so many in the United States intelligence community and military ensured that attacks on Americans would not go unanswered.  We will never forget the more than 3,000 American lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 and in other al Qaeda attacks, and this is a welcome measure of justice for their families and our nation.   As we continue the offensive against al Qaeda and terrorist extremists wherever in the world they may be, this milestone will serve as a reminder that when America commits itself to a goal, it will prevail.”