Bordallo Commends Military on Death of bin Laden; Warns Fight Against Terror Not Over


Guam – Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has issued a statement following the killing of Osama bin Laden, commending U.S. Forces and the intelligence community for their efforts, but warning that the fight against terrorism is not over.

Here statement reads:

“I commend our intelligence community and our men and women in uniform who have been fighting a war on terror for close to a decade since the attacks of September 11.”

“The death of Osama Bin Laden means that our world today is a little more secure, and our nation’s persistence in hunting down and bringing to justice those responsible for the 9/11 attacks has come to this culmination.  However this does not end our determination to pursue those who threaten our nation.”

“Despite this positive news, we have more to do as a nation to address and eliminate the fundamental issues supporting terrorism.  Osama Bin Laden’s death will serve as a rallying point for our men and women in uniform who continue to serve our nation in harm’s way.  His death also closes a painful chapter in our nation’s history and for the families of those who lost loved ones on 9/11 or in missions supporting our global war on terrorism.”

“We reflect on the lives of the men and women from Guam and our neighboring islands who gave the ultimate sacrifice against terrorism.  Tonight we are witness to yet another historical moment where the resolve of our great nation overcame tremendous obstacles.”