I am still processing last night’s news about Osama bin Laden’s death. I have read varying responses on the internet this morning from friends. My feelings are starting to come together on this.
I celebrated last night, watching the crowds in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on the news. Hearing their chants of USA and their spontaneous bursts into “The Star Spangled Banner” was very moving. I was moved as our president spoke about what happened on 9/11 and how he took the action he did. But at the same time, I’m also repelled by the hateful talk I’ve seen as well. I’m proud of the soldiers and intelligence officers who made this happen and I’m relieved that this evil man won’t have the opportunity to kill more innocent people. But, I’m frightened by the thought of what will be done in his name.
May you live in interesting times is a blessing and a curse, isn’t it?