The members of the Utah Senate Democratic Caucus applaud the United States armed forces, the intelligence community and President Barack Obama on the successful operation that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden. The fact that this was carried out without any civilian or American casualties is a testament to the outstanding training and abilities of our armed forces.
We applaud President Obama for making it a priority to bring Bin Laden to justice after he took office in 2009 and taking up the quest from the previous administration. That focus and courage by our Commander in Chief resulted in Sunday’s successful operation.
While death of Bin Laden will not end the continuing struggle against terrorism around the world, we know it will help heal the wounds suffered by many Utahns and Americans over the last decade following the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.