Monday, May 2, 2011

You Got to Hang on in, You Got to Cut the String

Turned the local news on last night and heard that the president was going to make a statement at the bottom of the hour. For the president to address the nation, late on a Sunday, is something that I do not think has happened in my lifetime. The information must be significant, and it was.

Speculation was blowing up on Facebook what it would be, and after it was revealed that Libya was not part of the address, most were of the belief that Bin Laden had been captured or killed.

The news that Bin Laden is dead has to be a form of closure for the family and loved ones who died on 9/11.

Killed in a million dollar compound outside the Pakistani capital and not a cave in Tora Bora. How long was he holed up there?

What has changed though? Hundreds of billions of dollars has been spent so obtain this goal, now what? A wait for potential retaliation? This is not going to change the economy, the price of oil, inflation and government debt.

The jingoists are not even going to get the pleasure of dragging his body through the streets, it's said the corpse has already been thrown into the ocean.

Here we are on the day after. Just over eight years since Mission Accomplished. One boogeyman has been eliminated. Time for another to be named.

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