McConnell lauds military valor for tracking and killing Osama bin Laden

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a floor speech Monday, hailed the U.S. military's killing of Osama bin Laden.

"Nearly 10 years after the United States set out to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden, justice has been done," said McConnell. 

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McConnell credited neither President Bush or President Obama for the killing, instead praising the work of the U.S. military and security services.

“Since the very beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, we have matched the terrorist threat with the valor of our armed services and counterterrorism professionals," he said. 

McConnell touted the fact that bin Laden, who envisioned, orchestrated and funded the 9/11 attacks, had been brought to justice by American soldiers.

"The man who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and who reveled in the horror of that day is dead," said McConnell. "The last thing Osama bin Laden saw on this earth was the small team of Americans who shot him."

Obama announced Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed in a firefight in Pakistan by US. special operations forces in a compound near the country's capital city.