News of Osama bin-Laden’s death has prompted a handful of Idahoans to celebrate at the state Capitol in downtown Boise.
More than two dozen people gathered outside the front steps of the statehouse late Sunday night. Some waved American flags or urged passing motorists to honk their car horns, while others chanted “U-S-A” to mark the news of the al-Qaida leader’s death in a firefight in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says the death of Osama bin Laden is good for America and vindication for the 9-11 terrorist attacks led by Al-Qaida. The Idaho Republican says the operation that led to bin-Laden’s death sends a message that America is committed to justice – no matter how long it takes.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo applauded the military action, saying it was “impressive and carried out with precision,” but added that it does not end the threats to the country and American citizens.
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson said while the news is worth celebrating, it is important to remember the victims of terrorism. (AP)