Bush calls bin laden death 'momentous achievement'

WASHINGTON Sun May 1, 2011 11:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON May 1 (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and famously said he wanted Osama bin Laden dead or alive, said on Sunday the death of the al Qaeda leader was a "momentous achievement."

"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," Bush said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Philip Barbara)