Normally, I wouldn’t cheer the death of a human being but the killing of master terrorist Osama bin Laden by a team of Navy SEALs Sunday was a well-deserved, justifiable homicide of the man who planned the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Friends were among those killed at both the Pentagon and New York City on that sunny September morning. I spent two days straight shooting photos at the Pentagon. That day is seared into my memory like no other time in my life.

Like so many others, I found a lot of reasons to celebrate the death of a monster.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
    when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
    or the LORD will see and disapprove
    and turn his wrath away from them.

    Proverbs 24:17-18

  2. What do you think the media would say if a Republican president invaded a foreign country we are not at war with, attacked a private residence inside that country, killed an unarmed resident (ordered by the president), shot his wife, and dumped his body in the sea?

    Don’t get me wrong, justice was served. But Obama doesn’t deserve all the praise he’s gotten, most of us would have made the same decision to kill and not capture OBL, only we wouldn’t have taken 16 hours to think about it.

    • I only wish people would stop using justice as a synonym for revenge. We might as well fast track the process here if it’s so widely accepted.

      The guy that beheaded the woman at Tech was holding her head in his hands when law enforcement arrived. There were witnesses and video.

      Is there any doubt what happened to Giffords? The other dead people didn’t stay in the news long. I guess it’s a numbers thing. That’s not even true if you are a head of state.

      I’m sure we all could form a hit list of people the world would be better off without.

      Any suggestions for a new word? It wasn’t justice. Neither is indefinite detention without charges.

    • Let us not forget that Bush permitted Osama bin Laden’s siblings leave the U.S. IMMEDIATELY after 9/11, during the time when all other airline flights were cancelled. Perhaps his siblings could have supplied some information regarding his location at that time.

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