I wonder if the news just announced of an event that took place on direct order of the President of the United States, will change the mind of this guy I know, and so many others like him, who believe that our president is a secret Muslim terrorist who wishes to destroy our country.
My guess: no.
As was said, as I listened, by a woman whose husband was killed on 9/11, it doesn't seem right to celebrate the death of a person, but in this case it most certainly does. I await with great interest learning more details of the intelligence gathering, the mission, and the orders that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Likely, there will be threats of reprisals, increased security measures -- maybe even attacks of retaliation. But -- too easy to say, maybe -- worth it.
And, given the poison suffusing our politics since the election of a black man as president, I await with a certain paradoxical eagerness the response from the RWS™; how Fox "news" will spin it. (They won't be able to erase this, though.)
No question: an amazing occurrence. Stunning. Needed. Deserved. Requiring further reflection.