U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's statement about the reported death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Press Release


HAZLETON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement regarding the reports late Sunday night about the death of Osama bin Laden.

“Like all Americans, I am pleased that, after a manhunt lasting more than a decade, Osama bin Laden is dead. For far too long, bin Laden evaded justice. But now, it seems as if justice has finally been meted out to Osama bin Laden.

“I hope this news brings some measure of solace to the families of the victims of September 11, the families of the victims of the U.S. Embassy bombings, the families of the victims of the USS Cole attack, and all the families of the victims of the Global War on Terror.

“This is a remarkable victory in the war against terror, but we must remain vigilant and cautious. Bin Laden was the most visible face of international terror, but he is not the only one who wishes to harm American citizens and interests both here and abroad. While Osama bin Laden’s death is a great victory for the United States, it is not the end of the war against terror.”