I am a fan of our armed forces and the citizen soldiers that defend our nation and its freedoms. I worry about the future of our relations in the Mid-East, but our relations there have always been irregular and divisive, both for Americans and the people of the region. Fearful of religious states that, by the rhetoric used to come to power, must try and convert or make war on the non-believer, US and British governments have made a series of deals with evils they recognized over the devils they did not.
Regardless of the overarching geopolitical situation and its ramifications, it was about fucking time! For years we have been hunting this one creature, this mastermind of the most violent crime ever perpetrated on US soil. Three presidents tried to deal with this mad dog, and only the last succeeded.
The one thing I must say impressed me about Obama’s actions is that he didn’t order a missile strike, air strike or other ‘less invasive’ method of dealing with Bin Laden. No, POTUS put men in harm’s way to accomplish a mission that could not have been brought to a resolution by pointing at a crater and saying: there lies the scattered bits of our enemy. Clinton and Bush were both guilty of trying for the villain with lesser measures. Both failed. Even if they’d managed to kill him, Bin Laden would have become an Evil Elvis, always alive in the minds of the creatures he fed with his rhetoric of hate.
Here’s to the men who risked their lives to eliminate the threat Bin Laden posed, and the President that ordered them in.
I thank you.