Johnson praises bin Laden assault effort

U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, has issued a brief statement in response to the U.S. effort to capture Osama bin Laden, which ended in bin Laden's death Sunday in Pakistan:

“This is a great day for the United States. My hope is that it is the signature event that ushers in a new and positive era of peace in the Middle East, and most of all hastens the return of our troops stationed throughout that region.  My hat is off to the brave men and women of our military for their success in this mission.”


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