The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill

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.

Tags Afghan Civil War Al-Qaeda Death of Osama bin Laden Islam Islamic terrorism Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden Person Career Person Party Politics Quotation Reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden September 11 attacks War on Terror

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Politics News

See All
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video