U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Democrat from Stamford, released this statement Sunday after the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden, the terrorist behind the attacks on the World Trade Center:
"Nearly a decade after the attacks of 9/11, justice is done. I am deeply grateful to all those men and women whose service, struggle and sacrifice across many years, three administrations and countless countries made this moment possible.
"The death of Osama bin Laden unfortunately does not mean the end of the al-Qaida network he built, the hateful ideology he helped propagate or the threat against our homeland. Terrorists will continue to seek to murder Americans at home and abroad, and so too must our ever more determined global efforts to thwart their plots, destroy their networks, and defeat their ideology.
"But the end of Osama bin Laden — at American hands, and in partnership with a Muslim ally — marks a historic victory in this longer struggle. Bin Laden's death should bring a measure of justice and solace to al-Qaida's victims, and fear to its ranks, who now must know their hour of reckoning, too, shall come.
"The death of bin Laden should also provide all of us with a renewed sense of hope and confidence about the progress we have achieved in this struggle since 9/11 and the ultimate success I am confident we will achieve in this long war. While the path from this moment remains long, Americans will wake up tomorrow in a safer, better and more just world."
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