Clinton hail Obama for bringing Osama to justice

Washington: Former US Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton today congratulated President Barack Obama for bringing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to justice.

"This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaeda`s other attacks but for people all over the world who want to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children," Bill Clinton said in a statement.

"I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaeda attacks," Clinton said.

Obama called Clinton and his predecessor Bush, before making the announcement of bin Laden`s death to the nation and to the world.

Bush also congratulated Obama after hearing about the death of bin Laden.