One of the greatest manhunts in history is finally over. Osama Bin Laden’s death is just now being announced by our President. It’s the end of an era, where terrorism has come to be an everyday word with changing colors to describe the current threat.
Since 9/11/2001 the killing or capture of this one man, the leader of Al Qaeda, has been a necessary part of the grieving for the destruction he unleashed on the US.
I sit here wondering the ultimate cost to the US and the world for apprehending Bin Laden. We’ve gone to wars that have resulted in countless deaths of military and civilian personnel, not to mention the devastation and destruction. We've continued to arm and to fortify our cities, airports, and all our public places. We learned to be afraid and alert.
As one chapter of terrorism closes, I wonder what lies ahead. Will a new figure step up to the plate to take over the leadership of Al Qaeda? Will there be acts of retribution? Is world peace promoted by the death of Bin Laden?
In general I’m not supportive of anyone killing anyone else for any reason. But there is a certain feeling that justice has been served in eradicating Osama Bin Laden from the face of the earth.