Why another post about Osama bin Laden? I think that will become more apparent as we go through this exercise. Or maybe not.
Project Virginia reports Killing of bin Laden Bests Super Bowl Record On Twitter. Because of the constant interruptions, I have learned to dislike instant messaging. So I doubt I would like Twitter, but I do wonder what people were thinking when they were sharing this news. What a grizzly thing to Twitter about!
SWAC Girl mixes her reports on the death of bin Laden with George Allen’s campaign tour in Staunton, Virginia: George Allen visits Staunton … part 1 and George Allen statement on bin Laden’s death: ‘We must remain vigilant in our fight’. Here is her initial announcement: Osama bin Laden is dead.
From On High posted several times on the subject. Jerry began, however, by acknowledging President George Bush: George W. Bush Is Smiling. Jerry compiles several news articles into that post. So it makes for an interesting read. Jerry also reports George Allen’s comments.
Too bad Osama wasn’t dumped in the sea – without any ceremony – and his head sent to Virginia – site of one attack and home to the heroes who killed him. Osama’s head would fit well on a pike in a number of prominent places here in Tidewater, Virginia.
At Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, we have a historical comparison, May 2, 1945: Harry Truman Confirms Adolf Hitler’s Death. Very interesting.
The Richmonder somehow manages this title with straight face, Required reading: Froomkin’s “Obama Succeeded Where Bush Failed: Osama Bin Laden Rhetoric And Reality”.
Progressive Dem provides links in Wall to Wall Osama bin Laden……Some Articles To Ponder.
Lloyd the Idiot answers a question: CNN Asks, “Is It Morally Right to Celebrate the Death of Bin Laden?” Lloyd says “yes”.
The Liberal Democrat blogs registered very little excitement over Obama “victory”. Why? Most people know the Bush administration laid groundwork for the capture/execution of Osama bin Laden. All Obama could do is mess it up. To give Obama his proper due, he did not mess it up. So now Obama has two positive accomplishments. He has released his birth certificate, and he allowed American servicemen to kill bin Laden.
Will bin Laden’s execution help Obama’s reelection chances. I do not think so. The video of Obama announcing the death of bin Laden does not play well. It reveals a man too coldly self-centered.
What about the general reaction to the news? To some extent, the savagery of it surprised me, but then I remembered bin Laden and the Islamic terrorists never repented. Without regret, they murdered thousands of Americans in cold blood. We have every right to hate evil and to seek justice. When someone wants to do what these people will do, they personify evil.
We must commend our military troops for doing their job and no more.
Hebrews 10:30 (King James Version)
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
To protect us, our military forces have sought out our enemies. When left no other choice, they have killed them. Yet they have not sought vengeance, and for that we owe them a second thanks. God bless them.