The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee hailed Osama bin Laden's death as the end of "a key chapter in the war on terror."
“This is a day we have all been waiting for, for far too long. The brave men and women of our military and intelligence agencies have shown the world once again the reach and determination of American Power," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in a statement Sunday night.
“We have brought to justice a terrorist with the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands, and brought justice to the families of his victims."
Rogers added that bin Laden's death marked an important milestone in the war on terror. He said it was hard to conceive of completely defeating al Qaeda without stopping bin Laden.
“This closes a key chapter in the war on terror – it’s hard to imagine an end to al Qaeda without the death of bin Laden."
Rogers added that bin Laden's death did not mean the war on terror is over.
"We will not stop until al Qaeda has been eliminated.”