Leaders welcome news of bin Laden’s death

ATLANTA — The death of Osama bin Laden was welcomed by Georgia leaders.

“Confirmation of the death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news to freedom loving people around the globe,” U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said in a statement. “Evil has met justice. The brave men and women of our military forces and intelligence services are to be commended for their defense of our liberty and freedom. May God Bless America.”

Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals after a firefight at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, outside of Islamabad, Fox News reported. He was buried at sea.

“We all remember where we were on September 11th when Al Qaeda attacked our country, but today we have finally brought the mastermind of those terrorist attacks to justice,” U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., said in a statement. “I congratulate President Obama, our military and the intelligence community for conducting a successful mission to kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. While this is a great moment in the war on terror, the threat from those who wish to harm our country will continue, and we must remain vigilant.”

Said U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., in a statement: “This is a historic moment for the U.S. special operations and intelligence communities. I highly commend the special operations units who undertook this mission and carried it out with no injuries to women or children inside the compound. The CIA and others in the U.S. intelligence community did a phenomenal job over several months in carrying out this assignment.”

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