Political Elite Reacts To Bin Laden’s Death

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Political elite reacts to bin Laden's deathPolitical leaders have responded to the news of Osama bin Laden's death by praising President Barack Obama and the United States military, as well as commemorating the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

On May 1, Obama confirmed that the al-Qaida leader had been killed by a U.S. military operation in Pakistan. According to media reports, the Central Intelligence Agency presided over the raid, which was authorized by Obama after it became clear that military personnel had located bin Laden's precise whereabouts.

During a rare national address on Sunday night, Obama proclaimed that "justice has been done." He also revealed that the first tip exposing bin Laden's location surfaced last August.

Former President George W. Bush, who launched the War on Terror nearly a decade ago following the Sept. 11 attacks, released a statement congratulating Obama and declaring "a victory for America."

"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," said Bush.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) commended Obama, Bush, the U.S. Armed Forces and the intelligence community for their efforts in hunting down bin Laden, while Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called his death a "significant development in our fight against al-Qaida." 

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