I can’t bring myself to celebrate death, even the death of a man who took so many lives. However, I can celebrate the fact that there is one less person in this world who holds so much hate in his heart.
The sad thing is, bin Laden’s death should be unifying us- as a country and as a world. For some people, it has, but for others, it has turned into yet another political battle or a new slew of conspiracy theories.
This should not be an issue of Democrat or Republican, Obama or Trump, or whether this boosts Obama’s chances in the 2012 election. We got him, people! Isn’t that all that matters?
I’ve already seen several conspiracy theories- the government is lying about his death, there’s no way they could have the DNA results so fast, blah, blah, blah. We’re talking about a very vocal and angry man. No way he would let our government run around telling everyone he’s dead if he isn’t. He would have released a video by now.
What upsets me the most about the whole situation is this- turning this into something it isn’t is a huge slap in the face to our military and the loved ones of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Ten years we’ve fought, ten years of sacrifice and loss, ten years that families have had to live without loved ones, but we never gave up. In the end we won, and there are people out there who want to cloud that with negativity and theories.
If that’s what those people choose to believe, then that’s their business. I choose to live my life with faith. Faith in people, faith that good wins over evil, and even faith in our government. I thank our troops and their families for everything they’ve given this country, and really, the world.
I believe. And I am grateful.