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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 07:36 AM
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87. Mixed feelings
I'm glad that OBL is finally dead, I think the world just became a very tiny bit safer. A small blessing perhaps, but a blessing for humanity nonetheless.

Still, I'm not cheering or celebrating, because I know that we once supported OBL and enabled him to eventually become what he did. There are still too many unanswered questions for me, regarding what really happened on 9/11, the investigation, the war. This will not end the war in Afghanistan, we aren't suddenly going to say "We got him! Time to go!" but it is wishful thinking.

I'm worried about what the response from various lone wolf sorts and terrorist organizations will be. I'm concerned about the fact that many extremists will now make a martyr of a monstrous man and commit terrible crimes in his name.

Nonetheless, I am grateful to the men and women who worked to accomplish this. There are people who, every day, unseen and unappreciated (and generally unknown), work their hardest to make the world just a little bit safer. Well done, thank you for your service.
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