Thursday, May 5, 2011

Osama is dead

I know this is old news now but I have needed a few days to process this whole mess. I've listened to the news and read the newsfeeds, scanned the blogs and thought hard about it. I didn't know how I felt.

People in my own family were celebrating and asking for proof at the same time. I remained quiet. I didn't know how I felt.

I'm still not sure. Should I be glad that a person is dead, even as bad a person as the leader of America's number one enemy in the War on Terror? I don't know, it doesn't feel right. I don't believe the death penalty is real punishment for the offender. I think the family and those left behind suffer much more than the offender.

So now, we are rid of Osama but are we any safer? Is it logical that his followers will fold up their tents and go home? Does anyone think we have won the war? Are our troops coming home now? My son-in-law just left for Iraq...doesn't sound like they are coming home to me.

What bothers me most about this whole affair is the celebration of someone's death. I know he was responsible for some terrible things but are we any better that those who celebrated the destruction of the Twin Towers when we stoop to their level? I don't think so.


Rick B said...

I for one am glad he was killed. Are we any safer, no were not, and we will not be. We are catering to those trying to kill us and are not doing the things needed to stop it.

I also have friends in all branches of the Military. My best friend is just back for two weeks before he gets to go back, so we are hanging out and enjoying old times before he leaves again.

Interested said...

Wish your friend my best. I wish noone had to go.

Rick B said...

Thanks, will do. I also wish none had to go.

Anonymous said...

I for one, am sad that we could not save him. I find it sad that any man should go to Hell when there are so many possible ways for them to be saved. In the bible, the people sang when the Egyptians died, this is because they were being liberated by God, god was showing his power. Osama's death was not a liberation of God's people, it was simply a murderer being murdered.

Interested said...

@ Anon. I find your sympathy for this man disturbing. You said you are sad that he could not be saved? I sure don't get that. I do not believe in an afterlife but if there is one and the likes of OBL are residents, I'm damn glad I won't be there.