Statement on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

The death of Osama bin Laden is a milestone in the worldwide fight against terrorism. We owe a great deal to President Obama, and the servicemen and women who made this moment possible.

Bin Laden’s death ensures that his attacks against us are over, but al-Qaeda, and organizations like it, will continue their campaigns of terror and violent extremism. In the long run, if we want to successfully defeat terrorism we will need to increase our diplomatic and humanitarian efforts around the globe, while decreasing direct military intervention.

Additionally, I echo Governor O’Malley’s sentiment that this should be a day of reflection and prayer for a more peaceful future.

By Authority: Friends of Shane Robinson; Mary Robinson, Treasurer.