Obviously we all know now that Osama bin Laden has been killed. The question is, are you happy about it?
There are many different views all over Facebook. I've seen quotes from Martin Luther King Jr about hate breeding hate, Gandhi about an eye for an eye, Bible verses and some people just ranting.
Are we going too far by celebrating? Dancing in the streets like the Taliban did when the towers came down. Should we have just captured him and put him on trial in New York?
The cover of The Daily News in New York simply put "Burn in Hell" on their cover yesterday, a simple statement of anger. Don't the people of New York City have a right to be angry?
There were people on FB who were mad that President Obama was getting credit for killing Bin Laden. Although, I remember when he took office he vowed to make capturing him his priority. He beefed up efforts by removing troops from Iraq and putting them into Afghanistan. As Commander in Chief I think he does get the credit. If Bush had been in power I'd give him the credit too.
I think everyone has the right to rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden. I know another whack job will just take his place, but it shows the Taliban that they cannot hide, that America will find all terrorists and kill them.
Personally, I want to see the body. Where are the pictures of him dead? I'd like a little bit of proof, but that's just me. I would have also liked to see the body strung up and burned. I really don't care about traditions of burial at sea, but I suppose that was an attempt to keep the peace.
Last night on the local news they were interviewing a Connecticut man who lost his son in the attacks and he said "I can only hope that in his final minutes he (Bin Laden) felt the terror and fear that those people in the towers felt".
I hope so too.