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Monday, May 09, 2011 3:51 AM

Osama bin Laden is dead.
The man who orchestrated terrorist attacks all over the world is dead.
The man who led thousands to kill anyone who didn’t follow his beliefs is dead.
His followers swear revenge.
Does anyone see a pattern here?
While the news of the raid and the plans and canine unit and blah, blah, blah fill our TV screens, there are hundreds of men just like bin Laden to take his place.
It only took us 10 years to find a man who they now say didn’t move for three years. I’m pretty sure his hosts knew he was there. How could they not?
It’s like having a mouse in your house and finding the dropping and chewed up bits of this and that but since you don’t actually see the mouse, well, maybe there isn’t one.
What I’m wondering is how long is this going to go on?
I think our time would be better spent making sure the next guy in line is checked than patting ourselves on the back. We’re liable to get tennis elbow or something.
It just goes to show that in some ways, we are those people they sneer at. We are arrogant and often  oblivious to the big picture.
We took out one guy who was revered and held in regard by thousands just like him.
I would have rather have seen us find his money.
The only thing that has really changed is that we feel better about ourselves and his followers are now more determined than ever to kill us - all of us.
So what really has changed?
The War on Terror is far from over. How can anyone say it’s over? There is now just one less card in the deck. I think we’d all do well to remember you can play with just 24 cards. You don’t have to have them all.
We get so caught up in ourselves it’s no wonder others in the world have the opinion of us they do. We are quite ridiculous about many things.
A lot of people would argue we are no safer than we were 10 years ago. With determination and patience, no one is safe.
You can’t watch everyone all the time.
Seems to me all this has done is given news outlets fodder for weeks to come.
It’s will be analyzed from every angle. All involved will be scrutinized.
Perhaps we’ll learn what color underwear Obama had on when he OK’d the raid or what he had for breakfast that day. Whew! What a load off my mind.
Then something else will happen somewhere in the world and Osama bin Laden will become page 10 news instead of page 1.
Seems to me, that’s where he belonged in the first place.
The people who should be the most upset are William and Kate. The first ice cubes had barely melted in their honeymoon cocktails when they were knocked from the headlines.
Osama bin Laden’s death put a damper on our royal wedding celebration. Hopefully they’ll return from their honeymoon and whisk us away to ponder more pleasant things like when we can expect the arrival of the newest member of the royal family.

 

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