So yes, the news literally all over the world today is that bin Laden is dead. There are even Americans dancing in the streets. And we’ve been told by the government, no matter which president has been there, that we’re fighting this “war” on terrorism. And we’ve been told, over and over, by Bush and Obama, that bin Laden was to blame and that the only way we could win this war would be to “fight them over there.” Well, we’ve fought them over there. We’ve killed their leader. So what’s the result?
Are we pulling our troops out of Iraq? Are we pulling our troops back from Afghanistan? How about out of Pakistan? Maybe out of Lybia or Saudia Arabia even? Apparently, no. Instead, we’re doing the opposite — getting ready for MORE war and MORE violence — in the name of freedom, of course:
More security at US air bases. Embassies and airports with
worse tighter security. More Taliban cries to avenge the death. More from the “Religion of Peace,” Islam, calling the US evil.
So what have we gained? How can anyone call this a victory when the ONLY tangible result of this death is that more liberties are lost? As Big Dog himself points out — the terrorists are angry and want revenge.
I’m not saying I have all the answers. I’m just trying to say that I don’t think this event was nearly as wonderful as the media is reporting. And I’m not even going into the political angle…