Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama bin Laden dead

President Obama to announce terrorist leader's death

UPDATE: President Obama delivers speech confirming Osama bin Laden's death. "His demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity." (Original post below made before Obama's speech)

I don't want to celebrate the death of any human being. It's against my morals, against my upbringing, to believe that the death of any person, even an evil man or woman, is a good thing.

With that said, I'm more than comfortable with saying that the world is a much better place without Osama bin Laden.

The president will announce tonight that bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, is dead. The biggest enemy of our country, the man who was responsible for an unprecedented attack on us, is no longer around to do his part to try and defeat our great country.

September 11, 2001, was a day that will never be forgotten, one that is forever etched in the memories of millions of Americans. We will never forget the details of that day, where we were, what we were doing, and how our lives changed afterward.

Tonight and into tomorrow, we will also remember where we were when the man responsible for that event was announced to have been killed.

This isn't the end, of course. Terrorism will remain a threat; al Qaeda will continue to make attacks upon our people, upon our country. But with bin Laden gone, the world becomes a better place for sure. The face of terror for our country is gone.

Tonight is a victory for our country in the fight against terrorism. Again, I don't like to celebrate any death as doing so doesn't bode well with my religious views. But a world without Osama bin Laden is definitely a world that is better off.

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