May 02, 2011

Osama Is Dead

First Reactions:

So Osama is finally taking a long deserved dirt nap but I am feeling a little ambivalent at the moment. Maybe a picture of the dead dirtbag would help. Perhaps its because retribution was so long in coming. Or perhaps its because at the moment I have more questions than President Obama's speech answered.

President Obama: "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

After the firefight? That's a curious chain of events. Who pulled the trigger and why wasnt he given the deluxe suite at Camp Gitmo?

Why the rush to drop him in the deep blue sea and the need to ensure he was buried according to Muslim law?

Why do the midnight celebrations being shown on the news this morning seem a bit contrived? It resembles a pub crawl more than a spontanious outpouring of elation.