As far as historic days go, this one ranks up there pretty high. The man our country has hunted for nearly a decade is dead. It is a great day for our country and a great day for all countries that have been effected by the terrible world events that Osama Bin Laden and his followers have wreaked over the past 10 years. However, this is just one small step in the global fight against terrorism and we must now be on high alert for the inevitable acts of retaliation that are about to come.
Here in America, the other unfortunate side effect of this event has been the sheer stupidity of the far right-wing ideologues. Now that President Obama has presented his birth certificate, these folks want proof of Bin Laden’s death, so they are clamoring for the body. If one of theirs’ was in office, would they want to see they body? Hell no. And everyone right wingers favorite radio host decided to take the first 5 minutes of his show this morning to mock this event and our President.
What is wrong with these people? Did they not hear the crowd at the Met/Phillies game last night chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A”when it was announced that Bin Laden was dead? Did they not see the scenes of Americans gathering in front of the White House to sing our National Anthem and celebrate the moment? Have they drank so much of their own Kool-Aid that they have forgotten that they are Americans first and that this is the outcome they so badly championed when our country got mired in 2 wars?
As I like to say, I’m a died in the wool moderator (which my friend Scott has pointed out makes no sense). The lunatic fringe on either side of the argument makes me nuts. At this moments, it’s these zealots that take the cake. They think of themselves of great patriots but what do you call someone who does not support our President, our leaders, our troops and our country in one of it’s finest hours? I’ll give you a clue: 7 letters, 2 syllables, starts with A, ends with E, and it’s the spot where I think most of these folks keep their brains!