10 Years Later, Osama bin Laden is Dead …

People were hitting the streets in celebration last night, Twitter was filled with jokes on the subject, news stations were broadcasting speeches and what information they had.  10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Centers, and Osama bin Laden was finally killed, we were told in the late hours of Sunday night, May 1, 2011.  After all the deaths of 9/11, all the lives we’ve lost by military men and women and of all the horrors and attrocities that have filled the media from both sides of the line … does it really matter?  The “war on terror” isn’t over, Al-Qaeda isn’t disrupted any more now than it was before – in fact because it took so long they’ve had time to adapt to a new leader – whoever that may be, with new ideas, tactics, etc.  Osama bin Laden is dead …  But I ask, aside from a deeply rooted personal vendetta within many of us, so what?

Obama is soaking up the glory, the Democrats are claiming victory, the American People are dancing and high-fiving one another … but nothing has changed.  We wake up today and it’s the same as it was yesterday.  Troops may be relocated to make better use of their numbers, but it isn’t a call to world peace.  Folks are saying this has sealed Obama’s next term as President.  Why?

I’m all for justice and an eye-for-an-eye, but the main point I’m trying to get out of my head is that this isn’t a victory – it doesn’t even make a difference to anything that is going on in this world.  If anything at all, this served as some sort of closure to the victims of 9/11, and I suppose as some sort of American Pride with many of us.  And the sad thing is, we only have the government’s word on the subject and no hard proof.  The body?  Buried at sea.  Oh well, the government has never lied to us before …


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