Release: Statement on Osama bin Laden

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 2, 2011 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on the U.S. operation in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden:
 
"The death of Osama bin Laden is a historic moment in our fight against international terrorism and his Al Qaeda organization.
 
"I applaud the extraordinary bravery of those American military personnel who participated in this highly-effective operation, the intelligence operation that made it possible and the leadership of President Obama.  At this moment, we also must not forget the American men and women from Vermont and around the country whose service and sacrifice in the struggle to defend our country has made us safer."
 
"It is impossible to predict the future, but I hope the death of Osama bin Laden and the growth of democratic movements in the Muslim world marks a momentous turning point, which leads the region toward peace and prosperity and away from terrorism, death and destruction."