02 May 2011

O.B.L. Is D.O.A.

Osama bin Laden is dead.

But you already knew that. (Unless, of course, you live in a fortified bunker with no telephone or internet.)

When the word came from President Obama last night, it was a surprise to the entire world. I guess the bulk of us figured the President as more of a "search and seize" type of person. You know, bring him back alive so we can try him in our civilian court system. Instead, President Obama gave a group of men I'd never want to piss off the "seek and destroy" order. And they did just that efficiently and effectively. According to reports, there was only one civilian casualty ... and that was only because one of those brave terrorists used a woman as a human shield.

The last thing bin Laden saw was the front end of a bullet. Now he's buried in an unmarked grave.

Obviously there is a ton of written material on the Internet on this subject. So I won't expound upon it. I will, however, share a few thoughts:
  • Osama bin Laden is dead. You don't need to see the pictures nor the video as proof. Let it go and get on with your life.
  • If you think this was done as a political stunt to raise the President's flailing poll numbers, you are a cynic of the worst order.
  • If you think this event will have any bearing on the 2012 election, you're wrong. And if you disagree with me, you're also an idiot.
  • While this is a great day for America, it is not the end of The War On Terror. For every dead Osama bin Laden, there are 50 more waiting in the wings to rise and take his place.

Take this moment. It is yours. Do whatever you feel is proper to celebrate justice and/or to mourn again those we've lost because of this dead animal. But remember, our task is not finished. We are still the target of freedom-hating people everywhere.

God bless America.

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