Image by Chris.M.G. via FlickrI was sitting here on the couch watching the local evening news when they announced that President Barack Obama was going to address the evening shortly before 11:00pm Eastern Time. Usually, I dread to hear him speak, however, I knew that if he was going to address the nation that late in the evening that it had to be big. It was.
As the newscast continued they broke little pieces of the news of the evening, that US Special forces had killed Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of Al-Qaeda. He was killed in a compound in Pakistan not far from a Pakistani military installation. So much for his being holed up in a cave. It also makes one wonder the veracity of the Pakistani claims that they had no idea where bin Laden was.
First, a hearty congratulations and thank you to the Special Ops forces that put their lives on the line to carry out this risky operation. Even better is the fact that they got the SOB is that there were no injuries to our troops. Thanks to our intelligence community for their diligence in pursuing him. Finally, congratulations to the President for ordering the action. I wasn't sure he had the stones to do it.
Normally, it would be inappropriate to rejoice in somebody's death, however, in this case I think it is warranted. As Country music star Blake Shelton tweeted last night when the news broke "Sorry if this seems disrespectful but I'm so glad that piece absolute shit Osama is dead.." While the death of bin Laden is welcome news to those of us who recall the tragedy of 9/11, we must remain vigilant. There remain those who will replace bin Laden and want to avenge his death.
I have posted Trace Adkins song "Welcome to Hell" before. Today it seems appropriate to post it again today. It see,ms appropriate to post it again today in light of the news since Trace wrote the song for Osama bin Laden and his ilk.