May 2, 2011

not sure if i should admit...

that i'm feeling very patriotic about bin laden's extermination.
and a little conflicted that i'm glad about a man's death.
but when i think about september 11, i can't help but feel a sense of justice.

George W. Bush
"Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.  I congratulated him and the men and women of our military... and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission.  They have our everlasting gratitude.  This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.  The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message:  No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

1 comment:

E.F.G. said...

i'm a little confused by the celebration going on outside of the white house. this may be vindication but the war is not over and neither are the threats on our safety. bin laden may have been the mastermind of 9/11 but he is not the only A Q leader.

on a more positive note, i loved GW's comment. it was clear and poignant. and, likely, not written by staffers.