"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
- Mark Twain
I love this quote. It nicely sums up my feelings regarding Bin Laden's death and the celebration that ensued afterwards.
Facebook was flooded with snarky comments and quick witted reactions to this event. News Channels boasted major cities with flag waving pro-Americans hooting and hollering.
As I watched the news with Carter that evening, I was torn with how to explain our country's behavior. I tried to reason with the situation and show Carter that we are a country forever scarred by the events of 9-11. He was a baby at that time. Too young to remember the sadness, the fear, and the aftermath of worry.....wondering if more tragedy was in our future.
I am immensely proud of our military. I can only imagine the immediate satisfaction that followed his capture. Thousands of men have given their lives in the name of peace and justice. It was a great victory for our nation.
While I understand the need to end evil, and I do believe that Bin Laden was evil through and through, I wonder if rejoicing over death is ever appropriate?
Am I over-thinking this?
What are your thoughts?