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S. C. R. No. 12  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
S. C. R. No. 12

Senator Smith 

Cosponsors: Senators Wagoner, Cafaro, Schiavoni, LaRose, Turner, Skindell, Oelslager, Sawyer, Brown, Wilson 

To honor President Barack Obama and the United States Armed Forces for the successful operation against Osama bin Laden on Sunday, May 1, 2011.


       WHEREAS, Osama bin Laden founded the global militant Islamic group al Qaeda and has proclaimed that Islamic militants do not differentiate between military or civilian targets; and

       WHEREAS, On September 11, 2001, the terrorist group al Qaeda coordinated attacks on the United States; and

       WHEREAS, Nearly 3,000 victims died during the attacks and more than 6,000 victims were injured; and

       WHEREAS, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden publicly claimed responsibility for the attacks; and

       WHEREAS, President Barack Obama, has employed a strategy, and dedicated considerable United States resources and military personnel, for the purpose of pursuing al Qaeda "on both sides of the border" between Afghanistan and Pakistan; and

       WHEREAS, On May 1, 2011, the United States Armed Forces, carrying out orders from President Barack Obama, attacked Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing him along with his son and several other al Qaeda operatives; and

       WHEREAS, The death of Osama bin Laden represents the culmination of nearly ten years of efforts by the United States Armed Forces to bring Osama bin Laden to justice for the death and destruction that he and his organization wrought in New York, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and throughout the world; now therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Senate of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, honor President Barack Obama and the United States Armed Forces for their successful mission against Osama bin Laden on Sunday, May 1, 2011; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Senate transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Department of Defense, and the news media of Ohio.

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