Ding Dong Osama’s Dead
I’m not usually one to get gleeful when it comes to someone’s death, but hey, they celebrated the death of the Wicked Witch of the West with song and dance, so pardon me while I rejoice over the death of Osama bin Laden, surely one of the most wicked creatures ever to walk Planet Earth.
I know I don’t need to remind you of the 3,000 Americans who perished because of this demon. They died at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed near Shanksville, PA on one of the most horrible days in American history—Sept. 11, 2001.
But what you may have overlooked in all the excitement over bin Laden’s death is that because of his unthinkable horrors, tens of thousands of Muslims perished either at the hands of rival sects or in battle with American and allied forces in the years of war that followed Sept. 11. So I say ridding the world of the monster responsible for so much death, destruction, untold pain and sorrow, is indeed a reason to celebrate.
While we are heralding the death of this vile serpent, we should also extend our gratitude to the U.S. military for concluding their ten-year hunt for America’s most wanted man with a successful mission. It sends a powerful message to our adversaries: that if you commit atrocities against the United States of America, our brave soldiers will hunt you down and kill you no matter how long it might take.
And maybe the best part about bin Laden’s capture and death is that it will likely lead to the rooting out of more al-Qaeda murderers. Hopefully the treasure trove of intelligence U.S. forces are reported to have found in Osama’s residence will result in many of his followers joining him in hell.
Unfortunately, Osama bin Laden’s death may prompt his followers to attempt to retaliate against America. That, woefully, is the sad state of the warring world today. And while the thought of retaliation is hopefully just speculation, rest assured that had Osama bin Laden lived even another day, he could have unleashed yet another attack against his favorite target, innocent, unarmed people in virtually any part of the world. So his death is a blessing.
And I commend President Barack Obama for reminding the world that the United States is not at war with the Muslim world, we are at war with al-Qaeda.
I know not all Americans are celebrating bin Laden’s death. It’s not, after all, the way we generally react to violent death. For most of us, our religious beliefs teach us not to take joy in an adversary’s death. But surely even those most reluctant to find delight in this man’s death have to agree that the world is a better place without him.
And fear not, Osama bin Laden is with his friends. He’s spending eternity with Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and a long list of hell’s most despicable demons.
The world just got rid of one more murdering madman.
Ding Dong, the wicked bin Laden’s dead.