Monday, May 2, 2011

The Face of the War on Terror is Dead

The breaking news last night that Osama bin Laden was dead was cathartic. It has been a long time wanting and waiting.  I am sure there will be people and news outlets who will want to politicize this action.  There will be people who won’t believe it because for them the boogey man, going by the name of conspiracy, is always tucked into a corner of their brain.
Both the Bush administration and the Obama administration were committed to getting bin Laden.  Who cares who got it done?  I am just thankful the party in charge at the time the intelligence brought credible information forward, had the courage to take the action.
Osama Bin Laden was buried at sea.  I say hurrah! It saves this country from paying billions of dollars to protect someone who has killed thousands of innocent people in the name of Jihad against America.
Young people appearing almost immediately outside the White House.  People gathering at Ground Zero in New York City. People taking to the streets in jubilation.  Pride in a job well done.  Celebrating the courage and bravery of the specially trained and highly mythologized SEAL Team Six, officially called the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, but known even to the locals at their home base Dam Neck in Virginia as just DevGru. These brave people carried out the mission of our Commander-in-Chief. These are visions of patriotism, love for our country and its citizens.

The sun is shining today and it just seems different out there.  Sure, we are in Sioux Falls, SD.  A little oasis away from real danger and the deadly stain of death by terrorists.  But we can still celebrate this day.  As we reflect on 9/11 and the visions that will forever be stamped in our memories, we can be thankful that we live in America. We can be thankful for our armed forces and our president.
Justice has been served.


  1. To quote the band Filter:

    "That's why I say: hey man, nice shot"

  2. Two things:

    I would hope that we could all limit the amount of celebration over another human's death, no matter how bad they were. Particularly on the heels of Easter and more importantly the message of Easter.

    Also, any chance that instead of a war in Iraq, we should have had one in Pakistan, since they do have Weapons of Mass Destruction and they were hiding Osama?