Politics & Government

State Senate honors U.S. military for bin Laden kill

Republican Sen. Mike Carrell and Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs offered a resolution on the state Senate floor today to honor American intelligence agencies for their work leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden. They also expressed relief over the terrorist mastermind's demise.

Our news partner Jordan Schrader of The News Tribune posted this piece on the passage of Senate Resolution 8661.

The resolution text is here.

The blog post has links to a piece about the Stadium High School graduate who helped plan the Sunday raid on bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan and also has this observation:

Sen. Mike Carrell of Lakewood offered the resolution. He singled out the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment or the "Night Stalkers," whose helicopters reportedly supported the Navy SEALS in the Pakistan raid. The 160th's 4th Battalion is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Carrell speculated that the 4th was involved in the raid.

Hobbs is a military veteran.