Somewhat co-incidentally President Obama announced last night that Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed in Pakistan. The co-incidence comes into play as yesterday also just happened to be the 8 year anniversary of former President George Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
I was all set this morning to write a little blurb about the “Mission Accomplished” thing but now that Bin Laden has supposedly been killed, does his death really have any significance big picture wise? Bin Laden’s followers are already vowing revenge, we are well entrenched in 2 1/2 wars with no end in sight, and American’s everywhere are being warned to be careful. Not exactly sounding like our job is or ever will be done.
The boogeyman is dead and the families of the 9/11 victims can finally get some closure. Other than that and satisfying our need for revenge, is anything really any different today from what it was yesterday?