Bin Laden is Dead. May 1, 2011. A small band of Special Ops [Navy Seals] killed him in a gunfight. We have his body.
Interesting timing, though. On May 1, 2003 President GW Bush landed on the USS Lincoln in a fighter pilot suit and announced that the mission in Iraq was accomplished.
Of course it wasn’t, but then, that statement of bravado played well with a certain segment of our population. We’re still in Iraq, but that reality seems not to have penetrated the dome protecting many still living in the World of Delusion.
No doubt this news of the death of bin Laden comes as a bitter pill for the large clutch of Obama-haters. I can’t imagine their disgust that Enemy #1 was ‘brought to justice’ by a black, illegitimate Democrat. Surely that fact muffles their joy today, but then, as I have observed, they aren’t a happy lot altogether.
Now, back to substance…
I note that Hamas has condemned bin Laden’s death saying that he was a ‘holy warrior.’ The head of the Hamas administration in Gaza said, “We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs.”
Martyr. Unbelievable. Then there was a spokesperson from Iran labeled it “Zionist terror.”
Medieval times alive and well at the beginning of the 21st century. Religious hatred, religion-based terror. The idiocy of it all causes me to grapple with the right words to explain it all. Future historians surely will paint these times as the Era of Religious Fanaticism. And, by the way, the United States will not get off of the hook, either. We have our own Christian Crusaders hard at work right here attempting to impose their theological doctrines into our laws.
Yet, we rejoice on the news of bin Laden’s death. Our decade-long nightmare is at last at an end.