May 2 - Secretary of State Clinton says the United States will continue to take the fight to the Taliban following the killing of Osama bin Laden. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will continue to take the fight to the Taliban following the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying (English): "In Afghanistan we will continue taking the fight to the Taliban and their Taliban allies, while working to support the Afghan people as they build a stronger government and begin to take responsibility for their own security. " She said the Taliban should heed the message from the attack SOUNDBITE: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying (English): "Our message to the Taliban remains the same. But it may have greater resonance. You can not wait us out. You can not defeat us but you can make the choice to abandon al Qaeda and participate in a peaceful political process." Almost a decade after the 9/11 attacks on the US, Clinton says the death of bin Laden should provide some comfort for the victims and the nation. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying (English): "I am reminded, especially today if the heroism and humanity that marked the difficult days after 9/11. In New York, where I was a senator, our country was devastated. But we pulled through. Ten years later that Americans spirit remains as powerful as ever, and it will continue to prevail. So, this is a day for not only Americans but also for people all over the world who look to a more peaceful and secure future." For years bin Laden was sheltered in Afghanistan by the Taliban, which led to the U.S. invasion that topped the Taliban in 2001. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.