Monday, May 02, 2011

Bin Laden is dead...the good and the bad

Good:  Osama Bin Laden is dead.  I hope he roasts in hell for an eternity.  Yes, I said it.  No one deserves it more.  No capture.  No trial.  No media circus like we see with KSM.  Double tap to the head, lights out.  Lets party.

Bad:  The reaction from the Muslim world is lukewarm at best.  Sad.  This maniac murders 3000 Americans in cold blood and they're dancing in the streets.  We eliminate the man who is responsible for thousands of innocent Muslim deaths and not a peep from the Middle East (except for Saudi Arabia).  What is wrong with these people?  Can somebody explain to me why the Muslim world wouldn't welcome the death of someone who has done so much damage to their religion?

Good:  We took him out in a brilliantly executed mission, and we took control of his body.  Further proof of his death. 

Bad:  For some reason, President Obama felt obliged to honor Bin Laden's death by granting him Muslim burial rights.  I understand the need to be sensitive toward Muslim customs, but again this man was a menace to the Muslim religion.  He did not represent Islam.  He murdered Muslims by the score.  Did he really deserve to have his body treated with respect as to Muslim custom?  No.  Bring the body to the USA.  Have it examined by military and private sector pathologists for further confirmation of his death, incinerate it, then scatter the ashes over the sea.

Good:  President Obama gave the order that had to be given.  We had to infiltrate Pakistan to carry out the attack.  That's not easy when we're supposed to be working with them.  But Obama didn't hesitate.  Give him credit.  He has picked up where Bush left off and has done some very good things in the war on terror.  I applaud him for it, and I applaud Bush for laying the groundwork. 

Bad:  Pakistan can't be trusted.  Period.  I say withdraw all foreign aid from them and wish them luck fighting off the Taliban. 

Good:  Americans reacted with jubilation at the news, joining together to celebrate in the streets.  It was good to see.  For a moment, it was 9/12 all over again.  For a moment, we were united as a nation.  No divisions.  No partisans.  No political ideology.   And then...

Bad:  Many of those celebrating carried Obama-Biden 2012 signs.  Many were chanting "four more years".  Many were chanting Obama's name.  While the majority of people were singing God Bless America and the national anthem, these idiots were turning it into an Obama political rally. 

Really?  You're going to inject politics into this moment?  Sickening.

What I like most is that we proved our resolve as a nation.  It took us a while, but we got him.  There were times we thought about quitting, and many people wanted to give up and bring the troops home.  But more determined minds prevailed.  Despite the political pressure, we kept up the fight.  We refused to give up.  Bill Chrystal said it best when he said "the wheels of justice may turn slowly, but turn they do".  Indeed.  We proved that no matter where you hide, no matter how long it takes, no matter the cost, when you attack us we will hunt you down.  We will find you.  And we will kill you.  It's quite a testament to our strength as a nation. 

Many evil human beings have met their end in similar ways, defying liberty, challenging our God given rights.  We have stood our ground against them all, and triumphed.  Bin Laden is dead.  He is the latest in a long line of tyrants who have assaulted liberty and lost.  Perhaps one day, the tyrants will learn.


WomanHonorThyself said...

excellent juxtaposition my friend ...tryrants won't learn till we teach them a proper lesson!



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