May 1st, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death
One year later & I still find it difficult to put into words how I feel. When I heard, my first reaction was, "Good! It's about time!." He admitted to being the mastermind of the 9/11 tragedy. Retribution! So many years later, but at least we've ridded the earth of this terrorist. I felt a bit of pride, too.
But, my feelings are mixed - I do not believe in war. Felt shame over the senseless attack on the people of Iraq. Also did not agree w/the murder of Saddam Hussein. Believe the U.S. shouldn't have been in that country at all. Not our responsibility to rid them of a murdering despot...it was the people's choice to take that action.
So, Osama is gone. To me that's good & the action was warranted. Still...I wonder if it's morally right to take any life, save in self-defense or in direct defense of your country. Do believe in armed troops to protect us, just think we've become to pugilistic. (I support & commend our military.)
How do you feel about Osama's death 1 year later?