Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.I'm not the sort who celebrates a death, and yet the only thought I can really have is--good. His actions caused a lot of suffering. It doesn't end the "war on terror" and it doesn't change the last decade of war. It doesn't give back the lives and it doesn't heal the wounds. His life was ended because it had to be. The emormity of his actions demanded it. I don't celebrate death, but perhaps the part of me that doesn't celebrate death celebrates his. He brought enough death around, didn't he?
.."Justice has been done," President Barack Obama declared as crowds formed outside the White House to celebrate. Many sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "We Are the Champions," NBC News reported.
Hundreds more celebrated and waved American flags at ground zero in New York — where the twin towers that once stood as symbols of American economic power were brought down by bin Laden's hijackers 10 years ago
Monday, May 2, 2011
Mistah Osama? He dead.