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Idaho Dems: ‘Every American can share in this victory’

The Idaho Democratic Party has issued a statement saying it's “relieved” at the news of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. troops, and expressing gratitude to all those involved. “Every American can share in this victory,” they said; click below for their full statement.

Idaho Democratic Party
News release from the Idaho Democratic Party

Date: May 2, 2011

Idaho Democrats Relieved by News of Osama bin Laden

BOISE— The Idaho Democratic Party thanks America’s military and intelligence services for bringing one of history’s most infamous terrorists to justice. We also thank President Obama for having the courage to order the operation that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death.

Just as that terrible day in September galvanized our nation in a common fight against terrorism, all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, can unite in commemoration and be proud of a job well done. Every American can share in this victory.

“We are profoundly grateful to all who have worked tirelessly throughout the years to preserve our way of life and keep us safe. Protecting our freedom is a daily duty but today we are reminded that the United States can accomplish what we set out to do,” said Executive Director Shelley Landry.

President Obama gave utmost priority to bringing Osama bin Laden to justice for numerous worldwide terrorist acts, including the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the deaths of the brave citizens on board United Flight 93. State Chair Larry Grant praised President Obama and those in our government, “We thank the brave men and women of our armed forces who have carried on the long and arduous fight against terrorism, and our prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones to the war on terror.”

The Idaho Democratic Party values our quality of life and is proud that we live in a nation that has been relentless in the defense of American lives and democracy. After nearly a decade of service, struggle and sacrifice, many Idahoans have been personally reminded of the costs of war. Today, those individuals who lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror can join us in relief that justice has been done.


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