“Shot in the head and now he’s dead. Couldn’t be a better day.”
That is Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry’s reaction to news about the death of Osama Bin Laden. He is the world is finally free of the master-mind terrorist. He adds it may be a few weeks before we know of the consequences of Bin Laden’s death.
“I think in the long run we are going to be safer. We may have, as many of the talking heads have talked about may have a short term spike. This really shoots the heart out, maybe I should use different words but really should eliminate a lot of the enthusiasm within the terrorist organizations.”
Congressman Terry says this also sends a strong word to other terrorists that you may not be caught tomorrow but maybe next week.
“All the jokes about him winning the hide and seek award for 10 years straight but we will find you eventually and that is the ultimate message.”
Some of the intelligence information about Bin Laden’s where-abouts came from Guantanamo. It wasn’t long ago that President Obama planned to shut down the camp. Congressman Terry says President Obama likely now realizes there are very dangerous people there and it needs to remain open.
“I look at it not necessarily as verification of Guantanamo and the intelligence that is gathered there but just the fact today’s war fighting is more about intelligence than its ever been in the history of mankind.”
Congressman Terry says we learn something every day and last we learned how much of this war on terror is based on intelligence.