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Rep. Green speaks on the terrorist attack against the United States

Yesterday was one of America’s darkest hours. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of those injured or killed last Tuesday, and with all Americans.

America is coming together and focusing on bringing the full weight of our nation into the recovery effort. We will find our missing, bury our dead, heal our wounded, and rebuild. The light of freedom has not been extinguished.

As the Book of Isaiah states, “Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.”

That brings me to other thoughts I have been having since this tragedy unfolded. From this day forward, the word needs to go out from this country that no matter what dark place enemies of America wish to hide in, our law enforcement and military will find you.

I strongly support President Bush and his position that countries providing safe havens to known terrorists will be treated no differently than the terrorists themselves. We have the ability to deliver destruction of biblical proportions
Those who carried out these horrible acts need to be punished either through our court system or through the reach of our military. To the people of America, I ask that you continue to keep the victims of this attack in your prayers and pray for the safety of all those engaged in the rescue efforts.

This cowardly attack was condemned throughout the world. But it was cheered in the streets of Iraq, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank. It is truly a sick society that teaches its children such hate. For them to cheer at this terrible loss of innocent life is something I will make a point of remembering.

The new war against terrorism began yesterday, but the healing begins today. Our enemies hoped yesterday to weaken America, to hurt it. But they failed.

America will come out of this horrible event stronger, more unified, and more powerful than ever.