Congressman Larsen issues statement on death of Osama bin Laden

May 3, 2011

South Whidbey Record

Congressman Larsen issues statement on death of Osama bin Laden
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2nd District) released the following statement early Monday on the death of Osama bin Laden:

"Ten years ago our nation was united in a common purpose - to protect our country from further terrorist attacks and capture or kill those who attacked our nation. The announcement of Osama bin Laden's death stands as the strongest accomplishment in that effort.

Osama bin Laden provided the intellectual and inspirational leadership for the Sept. 11 attacks. His death aids the ongoing mission to disrupt and dismantle terrorist networks around the world, and it provides a morale boost to our men and women in uniform. Thousands of Americans and our allies have served tirelessly in this fight against terrorists - and while that fight does not end with the death of bin Laden, this is an enormous achievement.

I join in honoring all of the U.S. personnel in this effort, civilian and military. I echo the President's call for unity at this time. And I ask everyone to remember the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks."