Last night the POTUS came on TV and said that Osama Bin Laden was dead. They had attacked, killed and buried (at sea) the terrorist leader. And people in the US cheered. Some gathered at Ground Zero…some in front of the White House…and they cheered the victory the President had announced. But for me, it makes me more than a little nervous.
I feel it is coming. Not only are we approaching the 10 year anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil (anniversaries tend to bring out the crazies for some reason) but we have now taken down the very man – the spiritual leader of those same terrorists – and proclaimed it a victory. We cheered in the streets.
I applaud the ability to take him down. 10 years is a long time to have that hanging over us. However, it makes me worry. It is when we are boasting in our abilities that we are the most vulnerable.