Many in America are cheering the reported death of Osama Bin Laden, as it has finally occurred after years of military action, trillions of American dollars and the deaths of thousands of our men and women serving in the military. Many believe it is justification for the expenditure and are vehemently waving their flags and cheering our President and our military in the fervor of renewed Patriotism. Prior to the news of his death however, some these same people were starting to demand our military budget be stripped and those monies dedicated to a seemingly losing battle be spent at home instead.
They have told us Bin Laden was killed after months of strategy to storm the largest compound in an affluent town of Pakistan. They told us that when he was killed he was buried at sea to respect Islamic tradition. They told us all this at a time when We the People were ready to rebel against our government that was putting all of our economic interests into the War Chest while defunding domestic programs.
At a time when we had had enough, and even some insiders in Washington were calling for the reduction of military expenditures to invest that money in our country, they kill Bin Laden. At a time when the Patriot Act and National Security’s intrusion into our lives was being considered as too much of an assault on our collective freedom; they kill Bin Laden. At a time when people truly began to question the wisdom of our government’s foreign policy around the world and our role as the Global Police Force; they kill Bin Laden.