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Osama’s death was worth 10-year wait

The news about the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of special U.S. military teams is the best news we have had relating to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The United States vowed that it would hunt him down and bring him to justice dead or alive and, while it took nearly 10 years to accomplish finding and killing him, it was worth the wait. While this will not bring back the Americans who died on that terrible day, at least it is sending a message that our country will never allow terrorists to escape unpunished for their horrific crimes.

President Barack Obama is to be commended for executing this military operation, which eliminated this mass-murdering fiend. Our nation and its citizens still need to be vigilant. There is no doubt al-Qaeda will attempt to strike back to avenge their leader’s death. We will be ready for them. We owe all of our brave servicemen and women a deep debt of thanks for all that they are doing, and a special thanks to those brave soldiers who were involved in the killing of bin Laden.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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