I need to vent about this, and I think if I say anything directly to anyone, they will think me an unpatriotic Al Qaeda sympathizer.
People are rejoicing all over the country over the fact that we killed Osama bin Laden. There was a celebration at the university down the street, the likes of which have probably not been seen for 40 years, if ever.
I have very mixed feelings about this.
I know I would feel very differently if I had lost someone close to me on 9/11. I know this one man put fear into the hearts of Americans and people around the world that will last an eternity. We will never feel as secure as we once did. But I can't muster the same glee in it that other's seem to possess. It won't bring anyone back. It will not fix things.
Don't get me wrong - it had to be done. But what we could ever do to that man is not sufficient, and justice simply does not happen here on earth. He alone has to stand before his Maker now, and right now, that's all the assurance and celebration I need.