Senator Ben Nelson applauds our country’s military and others who deserve the credit for finding the most wanted man in the world.
“Feel great pride in our country’s military and intelligence community for carrying out a successful mission that carried great risk. It was a victory for freedom. While we don’t celebrate killing, the death of Osama Bin Laden provides some measure of justice for the thousands who lost loved ones on 9-11 and in other attacks as the result of this mad man.”
Senator Nelson says now major questions do need to be answered.
“The American public deserves an explanation regarding the following… The worlds most wanted terrorist was captured in a major Pakistani city not far from the nation’s capitol. About the distance from Omaha to Fremont. It was in a large compound that stands out like a sore thumb relative in a modest neighborhood. By every estimate, the structure was eight times larger than the next largest home in that neighborhood. He may have been living there for a number of years, perhaps since 2005. A national military training center, their equivalent of West Point is less than a mile away and it is a place that is mainly inhabited by retired military personnel.”
Senator Nelson does believe the public will eventually see the pictures taken of Bin Laden after his death.
“In my mind, very difficult not to provide some of the photos for public view. That is a decision the White House is making but I for one am not interested in the gory details of the pictures. I think as a matter of closure for the American people I think it will be necessary.”
Senator Nelson says it is also very important to see how Pakistan spent the 18-billion dollars in aid the U-S provided to them.