From CNN tonight, huge crowds gathered outside of the White House and in New York City on the news of Osama bin Laden's death in celebration. I've got a lot of mixed feeling on this because of my problems with our national security policies that have contributed to these acts of terrorism in the first place.
I'm glad bin Laden is gone. That doesn't mean his organization is gone. I can understand why a lot of people felt the need to celebrate this, especially those who lost loved ones on 9-11. I truly wish we were a more peaceful people where there was not so much death and suffering around the world in the first place and that somehow we managed to be a world where we weren't constantly at war, where there was no terrorism and with those in power constantly taking advantage of the powerless. I also fully realize that's a pipe dream because there's always going to be someone out there who can make a buck stepping on someone else's neck doing what they can to enrich themselves.
From a purely political view, I'm sure Mittens and his fellow GOP candidates aren't too happy about this. And I wonder just how Fox will manage to attack the President for something they would have gone crazy lauding Bush for.
I also await Donald Trump saying he needs a copy of bin Laden's birth certificate before he believes he's really dead.
If this election cycle doesn't go down as one of the most ridiculous and shameless and embarrassing in our country's history, I'd be surprised because I'm not sure how you could top it before most of the potential GOP candidates have even formally announced they're running, if they're running.