I’ve had very mixed feelings these past couple of days….
And expressing them may make some folks angry.
Oh well, better to get it out.
I am glad Osama Bin Laden was finally taken out, but all of the gloating going on is very distasteful to me.
Terrorism against any nation is a horrible thing. It is not to be tolerated and all those who engage in it need to be punished. An act of war was carried out. A necessary act—I get that.
But the celebrations bothered me. It looks like there were kids in that compound. Fortunately, they weren’t harmed, but I’m sure they were traumatized. Who is caring for them now? What will become of them? How will they view the world as the grow up? That kind of stuff was gnawing at me…..
Thank God the administration is being very circumspect: We did what we wanted to do, moving on. (As usual, the media is going overboard—enough already). I hope they don’t release any of the photos—we really don’t need to see the gore.
All of the public’s high-fiving seems too much like thumbing our noses at the rest of the world as far as I’m concerned. We need to take some responsibility for why we are not well liked in many parts of the world. It’s that arrogant attitude that seems to permeate everything for the past decade. We really need to take a humility pill. Yeah—our country has a lot going for it, but we aren’t the only game in town. It can’t be our way or the highway. Other ideologies have valid points too, people.
It’ll be time enough for small celebrations when we achieve some kind peace on this planet that is getting ever smaller.... And when all soldiers are returned safely to their families.
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