Osama dead; Obama should escalate

Brett M. Decker

Posted on May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden is finally dead. Intelligence sources leaked late Sunday night that the terrorist mastermind was killed by a U.S. strike inside Pakistan, where he had been hiding. Initial reports said justice was delivered by an unmanned drone strike; later information was that he was whacked by a U.S. raid on a compound outside Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. As long as he was dead, the details really didn’t matter. Justice delayed is not necessarily justice denied. Today, the free world can celebrate because an evil man was killed at the hands of U.S. forces.

Vengeance is finally ours; that is perfect justice. The feeling of satisfaction was all the better at news that U.S. operatives shot him in the head and took custody of the dirtbag’s body. Had bin Laden died of natural causes or even been taken out by an unmanned drone strike, the victory would not have been as sweet. Bin Laden had the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands; it was only right that he should have the chance to see his fate coming up close and personal from the hands of those defending the Land of the Free, those striking a blow for all the victims and the families of victims of Islamic terrorism.

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