Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead

I have mixed emotions. He was responsible for the loss of many, many lives. I'm glad he personally cannot hurt another living soul. Yet I cannot rejoice in the death of another human being, no matter how heinous his actions.

I'm concerned about retaliation - there'll always be haters out there. I'm hopeful that perhaps his death might reduce the effectiveness of al Quaeda.

I'm thankful for the hardwork of our soldiers, and grateful for their safety. I'm perplexed as to how I explain to my 9 year old why Americans are dancing in the streets because 'we' killed someone.

It's so much to process.