No Amnesty for Terrorists

Last week, House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi said the following about Osama bin Laden: "And if he is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done is done. And even to capture him now I don't think makes us any safer."

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I understand that there is no five year statute of limitations on catching terrorists who have murdered and are seeking to kill more Americans. Osama bin Laden has made his intentions very clear. We must never resign to be complacent in our efforts to capture terrorists like bin Laden. The American people don't want amnesty for terrorists.

I support a strong national security agenda that will help defeat Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. This month, the House will pass legislation that will strengthen America's resolve by creating terrorist tribunals to put away captured terrorists and strengthening terrorist surveillance programs to catch terrorists and their facilitators before they conduct new attacks.

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