Wednesday, May 4, 2011

God Bless America

So much has happened over the last couple of weeks. One huge thing in particular has happened that had me questioning my feelings. Sunday, May 1st, Osama Bin Laden was captured, killed, and buried. The U.S. military, special agents, and President Barack Obama contributed to his capture. The news was not nearly as amazing as the reactions around the world. Osama was definitely not a fan favorite of Americans, but people were dancing in the streets, singing gospel hymns, and doing back-flips on the White House lawn. I could not believe my eyes. I will never rejoice and celebrate in the death of another man. I do feel his death makes many Americans feel more assured, content, and secure in theirs futures, but what does his death really mean? Will it stop terrorism? Will it end wars between America and other Middle East countries? Will it continue to divide religions and constantly pit Christians against Muslims? I do not have the answers to these questions and I do not believe most people do either. All I know is that his death, after ten years of being pursued, is huge because of the steps taken to achieve. Obama and his team of women and men did what Bush couldn't do in 8 years, in 2 and a half. For that, I am very proud. I was never a fan or supporter of Bush. I love Obama for all the reasons I hate Bush. He is doing what he said he was going to do during his campaign, he appears to care about all people not just the rich, and he is an eloquent dedicated speaker of the house. For those reasons alone, I am content with the death of Osama, not because of his death, but because it happened on Obama's watch. Now, maybe, just maybe, they will learn to respect our president.