Stop the presses. Jo-Lynne is blogging about politics.
Okay, first of all, I hate politics. I can count on one hand the amount of times I blogged about politics. In fact, it was once, I believe. If you remember what it was, you get a prize.
I don’t like politics because you are forced to take sides, and I prefer everyone just get along. I’m a Pollyanna like that.
So I was laying in bed last night, half asleep, and my husband comes in and states matter-of-factly, “They got Bin Laden. He’s dead.”
In my sleep-induced fog, I replied, “Who’s they?”
“The Seals. Obama just got off the air.”
And I went to sleep and that was that.
This morning at the breakfast table, my husband brought up the topic again, and of course my 11-year-old son wanted to know who Osama Bin Laden is. We explained that he was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and that was all he cared to know. He wasn’t even 3 years old on 9/11, and no one we knew personally was touched by the tragedy. It had no impact on him.
Throughout the day, Twitter has been all abuzz with news and commentary. Some are cheering, and others are expressing doubts that it is even for real (although it appears that there is DNA evidence at this point.) Some feel that justice was served, and others feel that we should be extending grace and mercy not rejoicing in the death of another human being, no matter how much terror he inflicted on so many.
Me? I’m eh.
As I explained in my comments on Michelle’s blog, perhaps I should feel more vindicated, but the truth is, this is just one guy when there are hundreds (thousands? millions?) of others just like him who hate us just as much who are just as capable of inflicting terrorist acts on our nation.
Articles like this make me wonder if all of our rejoicing will only make matters worse.
That said, I’m not sure what our reaction SHOULD be. I am not sad at the news, that is for sure.
I actually had more to say, but after discussing the issues with my husband, I decided that I am not well enough informed to state my opinions so I’ll keep them to myself, at least until I have more time to read up and mull it all over.
How about you? What is your reaction to the events of yesterday?