Monday, May 2, 2011

No Rant TODAY!



I don't know about you, but I'm in a pretty good mood this morning (for a change).

Nearly ten years ago, we said "Never Forget." And we didn't.

This is not just a victory for President Obama, or for former President Bush, or even for the USA. (And let's not try to take credit from anyone, okay? Let's give credit to all!) This is a victory for the entire planet.

To quote the Council on American-Islamic Relations, “As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, Bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam... In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide.”

I have dear friends who are Muslims. Equating those of Bin Laden's ilk with them is like equating me with Hitler, because he was, and I am, white Christian males. Just sayin'.


Adios, Osama. You will not be missed. Not by me, anyway... or any rational human.

Thanks for your time.

12 comments:

  1. No, we won't forget 9/11 or the embassy bombing, or the USS Cole, the bombings in London, Spain, etc, etc.

    Awesome day. Go USA!

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  2. I don't want to rejoice in the death of another human being. I will rejoice and celebrate life. Consider the many deaths he caused, I will celebrate and rejoice for the many lives that will be spared his terrorist heart. Although I know there will be another to take his place, I also know that there is a time to every purpose, under heaven.

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  3. @Orlando: Very seriously, you have quite a valid point. I really wish I was above such feelings, myself. In this case (and in almost no others, thankfully), I'm not, sad to say.

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  4. Silver, I know you love little tidbits of interesting facts. Here's one for you... Bin Laden died on the anniversary of Hitler's death.

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  5. and to Orlando. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting justice and celebrating it. Even God says an eye for an eye, right?

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  6. Well, Glenn Beck has gone on record as congratulating Obama. So maybe we can all rise above the usual partisan bullshit.

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  7. Hmm. You always DID have a more optimistic view of human nature than I did. As far as Glenn Beck is concerned, I ask the question, "Can a tiger change its spots?"

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  8. @Skip: Optimistic? Heh. Wait until my upcoming political rant. You'll find that the Fox's scythe has a very wide blade. Just sayin'. :)

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  9. I really am just impressed by the entire operation and the fact that the President didn't gloat like the generals did when we captured Saddam. He just stated the facts.

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  10. @Kate: I also liked the fact that President Obama stressed that this was never about being a war on Islam, just as President Bush did way back when.

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