Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on President Obama's Announcement on Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Press Release

San Francisco - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's announcement tonight confirming that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, has been killed:

“The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaeda.  I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment.  It is a testament to the professionalism of our dedicated national security professionals that no American lives were lost in this operation.

“As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I hope that today's action provides some comfort to the 9/11 families who lost loved ones in the devastating attacks on our shores.

“Though the death of Osama bin Laden is historic, it does not diminish our relentless pursuit of terrorists who threaten our country.”