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LadyHawkAZ Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 02:29 AM
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Jesus H. Christ in an Army chopper!
How many of these "How dare you celebrate this killing!!!1!" threads are there going to be?

We killed a mass murderer, finally and twenty years too late, after hundreds of thousands had died either at his hands or because of his actions. You're damn right I'm celebrating. I refuse to be sorry if that offends anyone. Does it bring back any of the dead? No. Neither would a trial by jury. But it does take one mass killer off the planet, and deprives terrorists of a heroic figure that could kill with impunity and evade all attempts at capture. That's worth something, even if it doesn't solve all the world's problems in one go.

I've been seeing thread after thread after thread about this all day long, and I have finally had enough. If you want to mourn the death of a killer, great. Or reflect on the briefness and fragility of human life, terrific. Or hold a solemn vigil for those gone, that's just fine. But will you all please PLEASE stop acting like those of us who don't choose to go that route are lesser than thou? You might see a dead human being: we might see someone who gave up all claims to that title years ago. Please stop telling us how to feel about it. Kthxbye.

I'm going to depart and come back another day, when my blood has hopefully cooled and some of the holier-than-thou has worn off the site. Hopefully.

(davidswanson, this is not necessarily directed at you. Yours just happens to be the thread that broke the camels back.)

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