May 1, 2012
Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement marking one year since President Obama ordered the mission that successfully ended the search for Osama bin Laden:
“One year ago, President Obama gave the order that brought Osama bin Laden to justice. That day, terrorist organizations that threaten our country received an unmistakable message: the United States will act against those that wish to harm us and attack our way of life.
“The brave military and intelligence professionals who carried out this operation achieved the most significant victory to date in our nation’s fight against al-Qaeda and terrorism. Their courage and their commitment to justice helped bring solace to our nation after a painful chapter in our history.
“Each day Americans deal with sadness and torment inflicted by terrorism, and today we remember loved ones and friends who tragically lost their lives to acts of terror directed by Osama bin Laden. We will always remember the courageous Americans who gave their lives to defend our country from his peril.
“While al-Qaeda’s leader is gone, the organization remains a threat and is motivated to bring harm to our nation, and we will never hesitate to use the full extent of our power to stop the threat of terrorism.”