Obviously, I understand that this has nothing to do with skateboarding or BuySkateShoes.com or any specific product release or promotion or the industry as a whole, but this isn’t the NBA Playoffs or the Princess getting married, it’s big news…and something that is beyond worth discussing and even celebrating. Osama bin Laden is dead.
After a intensive world-wide manhunt that lasted nearly a decade, two wars that are still ongoing, and questions as to whether or not capturing or killing bin Laden was still even a major objective of ours, President Obama made what is rightly considered to be “one of the gutsiest calls of any President in recent memory”. The result: the world had rid itself of one of its greatest mass murders.
The death of any human being typically isn’t something to be applauded, but I don’t think that I am alone in saying that we can make an exception in this case.
Clearly, bin Laden’s killing isn’t the magic solution to all of our problems…and the threat of terrorism against the United States has by no means vanished. According to CIA Director, Leon Panetta, terrorists will “almost certainly will attempt to avenge” the death of Osama bin Laden. However, the point has been made: you cannot wait us out and you cannot defeat us.
And…I think that we can all exhale with a certain feeling of closure…and can find solace in that the thousands of civilians that died on September 11th…and that thousands more soldiers that have died combating terrorism since did not die in vain.
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