GOP lawmaker praises Obama

A state Representative who lost both his legs while serving in Iraq says he’s pleased U.S. military forces killed Osams bin Laden. Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, says President Obama made the right decision by sending in elite Navy SEALs into Pakistan to kill Bin Laden. He said it was better than dropping a bomb on the compoud and not knowing whether Bin Laden was killed.

“He did what was best for America,” Kriesel said about Obama. “He wasn’t worried about anything else except to make sure that we got the guy who killed thousands of our innocent men and women in the World Trade Center Towers and in our embassies. A tip of the hat to him.”

Kriesel lost both of his legs from a roadside bomb while serving his country in Iraq in 2006. But he doesn’t think the U.S would have invaded Iraq if it wasn’t for the 9/11 terror attacks but he said he doesn’t want to equate his injuries in Iraq with Bin Laden.

Kriesel, however, said he’s pleased to see the military action taken against Bin Laden.

“It’s nice to see justice served,” Kriesel said.

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