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Senate Proceeding on May 2nd, 2011 :: 0:10:10 to 0:18:15
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Mitch McConnell

0:09:57 to 0:10:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: world secured justice for an evil man's victims, for americans, their allies and the entire world. liberty and justice for aufplt aufplt -- liberty for all. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, today americans and all who long for justice woke to good news.

Mitch McConnell

0:10:10 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

0:10:18 to 0:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: nearly ten years after the united states set out to kill or capture osama bin laden, justice has indeed been done. the man who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and who reveled in the horror of that day is dead. and those who followed his twisted vision are again on

Mitch McConnell

0:10:39 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: notice: america is in pursuit. this is a long time coming. for two decades osama bin laden and the al qaeda network he created sustained and led had been at war with the united states. the path of terror extended from the first world trade center bombing to the bombing of the khobar towers and the u.s.

Mitch McConnell

0:11:01 to 0:11:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: embassies in kenya and tanzania to the bombing of the u.s. cole to the horrors of 9/11 and through two long and difficult wars that followed. 9/11 may have been the day that this pattern of violence became suddenly and undeniably clear. bin laden's destructive path was already long by then. and for the past ten years

Mitch McConnell

0:11:22 to 0:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: america has been determined to bring this monster to justice. from the beginning of this fight, the mission has been clear, to deny al qaeda and any of its affiliates around the world a sanctuary from which they could plan, prepare or launch another attack on u.s. soil. and the effort to prevent that

Mitch McConnell

0:11:45 to 0:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: long feared attack has been an undeniable success under two administrations in the ongoing war on terror. a few short years after 9/11, al qaeda gained enough strength to once again pose a serious threat to the united states. meanwhile the taliban had reestablished its headquarters in pakistan and gained enough strength to return to afghanistan and to risk the

Mitch McConnell

0:12:07 to 0:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: success of our mission there. as the years went by, osama bin laden's ability to elude capture had become a greater source of frustration to us and a source of propaganda to his followers. over the years americans had become all too familiar with bin laden's dark pronouncements from

Mitch McConnell

0:12:29 to 0:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: his declaration three years ago before 9/11 that it was the obligation of every muslim to kill and fight americans and their allies, whether civilian or military in any country, to his declaration after 9/11 that he had calculated the number of innocents he could kill that morning and that he was the most optimistic planner of them all.

Mitch McConnell

0:12:53 to 0:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: last night those pronouncements ended at the barrel of a gun. the last thing osama bin laden saw on this earth was a small team of americans who shot him. so americans can be proud of the efforts of our military and intelligence communities and the focused efforts of two administrations in fighting al

Mitch McConnell

0:13:15 to 0:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: qaeda and now in capturing its self-appointed leader. this is indeed a signaled achievement, a huge victory in the war against terrorism, a day of great pride for our country. the president made the right call, and we thank him for it. we could never bring back those who died on 9/11 or those who have given their lives in this long and difficult war, but all

Mitch McConnell

0:13:37 to 0:13:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: americans can say with renewed confidence today that we have kept our pledge and that this is a war we will win. some will recall that osama bin laden launched this war many years ago on the false assumption that america didn't have the stomach for the fight. and while it may have taken

Mitch McConnell

0:13:59 to 0:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: longer than we hoped, last night he and his followers learned just how wrong he was. we take great satisfaction in knowing that osama bin laden will no longer be able to carry out his evil plans that he has made his last video, and that whatever -- and that whenever someone suggests that the u.s.

Mitch McConnell

0:14:20 to 0:14:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: has grown weary and complacent in this war, we have shown how determined we are to fight it to the end. history is full of fallen despots and madmen who underestimated the resolve of the united states. last night we added one more to their ranks.

Mitch McConnell

0:14:41 to 0:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: but we don't rest because we know al qaeda's determination to attack the united states didn't end on september 11, 2001, and it didn't end last night. we continue the fight knowing that al qaeda remains committed to attacking our homeland and our allies. we were reminded of this last week when police in germany

Mitch McConnell

0:15:02 to 0:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: arrested three men associated with al qaeda who were planning an attack there. since the beginning of operation enduring freedom, we have matched the terrorist threat with the valor of our armed services and counterterrorism professionals. the men and women of the central intelligence agency's

Mitch McConnell

0:15:23 to 0:15:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: counterterrorism center have unselfishly devoted themselves to preventing attacks themselves and hunting down bin laden. last night their efforts met with success, and we're deeply, deeply grateful for their efforts. as for the broader war, the death of bin laden may create the opportunity

Mitch McConnell

0:15:45 to 0:16:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: to renew our efforts to bring fresh pressure on al qaeda's leadership. president obama noted that it is essential that pakistan joins us in this fight. in the coming weeks and months these same counterterrorism

Mitch McConnell

0:16:06 to 0:16:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: professionals will focus on determing what bin laden's death mean for the death posed for al qaeda affiliates in the remainder of al qaeda's senior leadership. but today the world knows, once again, that wherever al qaeda lurks, wherever they lurk, we

Mitch McConnell

0:16:27 to 0:16:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: will find them. it may not be days from now. it may not be months, but those who plot harm to innocent americans and our allies will be captured or killed. for them justice will be done. anyone who lived through the horror of 9/11 rembers exactly

Mitch McConnell

0:16:49 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: where they were on that terrible september day. now they will rember where they were when they first heard the news that the man behind it had been killed by brave american forces inside pakistan. we'll rember where we were when, after year of effort, we finally got our man.

Mitch McConnell

0:17:11 to 0:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: america didn't seek this fight. it came to us. but ever since 9/11 we've been determined to fight al qaeda to the end. we knew from the start it would require patience and great sacrifice. and that effort has paid off. thanks to the skill and perseverence of many brave men and women we have done what we said.

Mitch McConnell

0:17:35 to 0:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: america has not wavered, it has not lost sight of the mission, and we will prevail. the presiding officer: under the previous order the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order the senate will be in a period of

Mitch McConnell

0:17:57 to 0:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: morning business for debate only until 4:30 p.m. with senators permitted to minutes each. mr. mcconnell: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

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