Jon Huntsman On Osama Bin Laden Killing: ‘I Applaud The President’s Handling Of The Mission’

May 2, 2011 3:10pm

ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:

Back in the United States after serving since Aug. 2009 as President Obama's Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman called the killing of Osama bin Laden "a proud moment for all Americans."

"Our success in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice is a tribute to our entire intelligence and military infrastructure," Huntsman said. "I applaud the President's handling of the mission."

Huntsman, a likely presidential candidate who arguably has more foreign policy experience than any other contender currently in the potential GOP field, returned to the U.S. this weekend after serving as the country's top diplomat in Beijing.

"In Utah, the hardest part of my job was presiding over the funerals of our brave National Guard soldiers," Huntsman, the former Republican governor of the state, said. "This is a reminder that the lives that have been lost fighting the War on Terror were not lost in vain. We are so grateful for their sacrifice and for the service of all our young men and women in the armed forces."

Huntsman left his post in China on April 30.


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