I cannot celebrate anyone’s death. Today however, I feel a sense of relief that Osama Bin Laden’s personal reign of terror is over.
As a New Yorker, the effects of 9/11 hit very close to home. I lost two co-workers when my hotel collapsed at Ground Zero. I lost neighbors and friends both in the towers. When I go home and see the hole in the ground where two magnificent structures once stood and I remember the devastation to innocent people caused by this man’s actions, I admit, I feel a sense of vindication for my city and the victim’s families.
I also think about the repercussions throughout the world. I worry about the safety of the world’s citizens in other countries. The backlash. I pray for safety for all of the world’s citizens from terrorists everywhere.
I am so thankful for our troops. These men and women have been at war for ten years fighting to preserve our safety and never giving up. Their bravery and valor is to be commended. I hope they get the same support when they return home to safety. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO.
Lastly, like him or hate him, the President is to be commended for this operation as Commander in Chief. He went into Pakistan and ordered a strike without letting the country know. The American forces moved in, completed a successful operation and got out safely. He didn’t wait to talk it through with Pakistani leadership. He ordered that strike. Of course, there will be backlash for that decision but he showed that America will not hesitate to move when we have a target in sight. In that move, he has restored the power that this nation once held globally. We are a force to be reckoned with and if you attack on American shores, we will not hesitate to seek justice. Kudos to you Mr. President.
He also gave a great speech last night. He let the world know that they should not hate muslims. He clarified that Osama was a murderer of muslims. Very well stated. He also said exactly what we were all waiting to hear….Justice is served.