Friday, May 6, 2011

Osama

I've been trying to gather my thoughts about this whole situation, because honestly it is rather overwhelming.

On the one hand, I am happy that after a decade of searching for a man responsible for the deaths of thousands, he has finally been caught/killed and thus prevented from ever masterminding another horrific massacre again.

On the other hand, I feel that his death will be viewed as a martyrdom by many, and inspire, not deter others from following his path.

I also want to say (although some may be angry with me for this), that I don't think it right, noble, or just to celebrate the death of anyone, no matter their actions, mantra, or crimes.  I believe Osama was evil, misguided, and a horrible excuse for a human being, but I'm not going to get up and dance now that he is dead.  Osama was dangerous for his ideas, and his ideas live on after his death.

When this war is over, and hate is dead, maybe then I will celebrate.

There's so much more I could say about this, but sometimes leaving things brief is best.

5 comments:

Lyse said...

Perfectly said.

I miss our political conversations! And you!

Lisa said...

Amen.

robertandsharon said...

I agree. The celebrating has been disturbing to me because it seems to put us on a par with those who celebrated the twin tower disaster. Also, there has been so much misinformation given on the entire operation that it is frustrating to try and figure out exactly what happened and how. I am glad he is gone but the war on terror is not over and we as a nation have a lot more work ahead of us.

Shalee said...

I second Lyse and Lisa!

Katherine said...

Wow boo... Aren't you wise... I will admit, I took Hilary duff's advice and "did a crazy dance" when I heard but You make a valid point!!!!!!