Osama bin Laden is dead. Pretty much gave up the thought of ever seeing that happen.
While ascribing all the evils of the last 10 years to one guy seems naive, Osama triggered death and war and a host of terror-inspired curbs on freedom that we’re never going to wipe away with his death. Good riddance. It’s guys like you that make taking Jesus’ commandment to love your enemies nearly impossible.
What disturbed me last night were the cheering throngs in the streets.
I started to write something similar, but Michele’s post is better than what I would have said. Granted, I’ve got “Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!” running through my head, but this isn’t your favorite sport team’s championship. This is the end of an expensive, bloody manhunt that might have meant something concrete years ago. Now, it’s just a symbolic act of retribution that doesn’t change much. Stop acting like the thugs in the streets on September 12, 2001, who cheered the attack on innocents and felt righteous doing so. Now is the time for quietly remembering all the lives lost over the last 10 years either due to this man’s minions or in the pursuit of justice.