Monday, May 2, 2011


First, my most sincere congratulations to the team of Americans who went into Pakistan and risked their lives to kill one of the most heinous men that was left on the face of the planet.

Next, in his announcement of the death of Usama bin Laden President Obama said, “Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer of Muslims, so his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.”

Amen, brother. 
I hadn't ever thought of it that way but it is so very true.  Most people think that the suicide bombers have been volunteering as an act of jihad to kill themselves but the truth of the matter is that a large number of those people are simply victims of a manipulative terrorist group that preys on their uneducated naivete.
Lastly,  President George Bush also said something that stuck out amid the tidal wave of news stories.“The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message:  No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”  Yes, we do have to continue fighting but there are high points in this fight.  I know lots of Americans who think the US needs to quit 'policing the world.'  But eradicating the people who dedicate their lives to ruining the lives of Americans isn't policing, that's called protecting yourself.  And there is absolutely nothing (as in not a single damn thing in the entire universe) wrong with protecting yourself.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the men and women who have suffered and died in the long process of fighting terrorism and those who will put themselves in harm's way in the future.  Please know that when we say you will never be forgotten at least a few of your fellow American citizens believe that "never" means "not as long as there is a breath left in my body."

It is always a good day to be an American... 
but today, it is a great day.

1 comment:

KD Seniors 08 said...

I couldn't have said it better, Emily!