Monday, May 2, 2011

Justice is done

...but it's bittersweet. With the killing of Osama Bin Laden, this country can finally bring closure to one of its most rending experiences.

Of course it won't bring back the thousands of lives lost on that terrible day nor will it bring back the thousands of men and women who gave their lives for their country since then. But at least we kept our word to the rest of the world and got to see a final accounting.

I'm sure the survivors of the 9/11 victims are feeling at least slightly better now as are the survivors of the many members of our armed forces who were killed fighting terrorism.

The fight isn't over but it's my guess the US starts to change the way it's doing things in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We need to find a different approach to the threat that still exists. One that involves fewer people and maybe relies more on sophisticated weapon systems like drones and 'smart' bombs and a well developed intelligence network which apparently had a lot to do with finding Bin Laden.

So this chapter ends--finally.

Oh, one more thing. Obama critics take note: 9/11 started on Junior's watch and ended on Obama's. Interesting.

1 comment:

Out of My Mind said...

But did the news have to report that the government was JUBILANT over his death?

I know we had to do it, but JUBILANT?
Seems to me that we have only killed one hornet in the nest. I am sure they are already mad as hell. Do we have to throw additional rocks at the nest?