Personally, I’d like to shake the hand and buy a beer for not just every member of that Seals team, but also every man and woman that has ever served this country. And their families too. They have all sacrificed so much for so long and they deserve far more than just our thanks.
I can see how parading in the streets celebrating the death of someone bothers some people. Really I can. I suspect that behavior will anger those that already despise our great country, and fuel their hatred toward us. They won’t ever understand the feelings that led many to react publicly last night. But what could be done about those reactions? They certainly couldn’t be stifled. The vast majority of people living today aren’t even remotely familiar with something like this, and everyone handles events like this in their own way.
Osama has orchestrated acts of terrorism across the world, killing thousands of people from all races, religions, and walks of life. He is the embodiment of pure unadulterated evil. I for one am glad he’s dead. Is the world a safer place today? Probably not. This war on terrorism isn’t over; sadly I don’t think it will ever be over.
Today there is one less monster walking the face of the earth. And maybe the families of all those Osama was a part of murdering can find some closure.
And for that, I am thankful. If some terrorist or extremist doesn’t like that they can kiss my red, white and blue ass.
Photo Credit: My Flickr set of images from the Tempe, AZ September 11 Healing Field.