The death of Osama bin Laden is good news, Sen. Ben Nelson said late Sunday, but the fight against al-Qaida and its terrorist network goes on.
"We must not drop our guard," Nelson said.
"Al-Qaida continues to operate, and we must be persistent in our efforts to fight terrorism."
No doubt, Nelson said, the U.S. killing of bin Laden "deals a blow to al-Qaida and is good news in the fight against terrorism."
Nelson is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Americans have waited for the day when bin Laden would be stopped.
"Nearly 3,000 Americans were left dead in his most extreme act of violence, on September 11, 2001," Fortenberry said. "We all recall where we were on that fateful day, and our drive for justice and for peace for his victims has remained constant.
"We should recognize the brave efforts of those military and security forces personnel who conducted this mission, and all those who serve and have served us in the U.S. military."
Rep. Lee Terry described the death of bin Laden as "tremendous news."
"One of democracy's greatest enemies has drawn his last breath and the most-wanted man in the world has been brought to a measure of justice," the Omaha congressman said.
"Though the war on terror doesn't end with this announcement, it is a great victory for our nation."
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