Big news this past weekend on Osama Bin Laden finally getting found and killed by U.S. Forces. I’m told by the media it is suppose to be a day of celebration as we finally made due on what Al Qaeda did on 9/11 – but you know what? I don’t feel like celebrating. We lost thousands of innocent people on 9/11 – we have lost more since fighting this war on terrorism – and it’s sad. It’s sad because I know killing Bin Laden isn’t going to stop Al Qaeda, it isn’t going to stop terrorism – this is bigger than one person.
I have the same feeling today as I had when OJ was acquitted and people were celebrating in the streets. I didn’t understand it and it left me with an empty feeling. A feeling that we as a society still didn’t understand the other side – a side that would celebrate a murderer (allegedly) going free.
So today, we are out again in the streets celebrating. Celebrating we got our guy. Celebrating that we finally got back at the man who caused our nation so much pain. I don’t feel like celebrating – I feel like getting down on my knees and praying to G*d that this will all stop – that we won’t feel the need to celebrate revenge, that we can get back to celebrating life.
God Bless the men and women of our Armed Forces who gave their life to stop this monster – I wish they wouldn’t have had to do it in the first place.
Justin – pun intended? Reports say he was shot in the eye.
maybe it is my formative years I spent in Texas but I like to see some old fashioned eye for an eye justice. This is the guy who founded Al Quada, The group that has caused so much trouble for the U.S. They will probably try and retaliate, but it wasn’t like we were on the verge of them starting to like us, these are fanatics bent on destroying the American way of life by any means necessary. We have been bringing the fight to them instead of sitting back and waiting for the next attack on our soil. I am thankful to our military for their willingness to go over there and keep them on the run. They celebrated when the towers came down, good for them to see we aren’t giving up and living in fear of them.