It’s really weird to me that people were celebrating in the streets, even if the death of a mass-murderer is welcome enough news. We should be demanding an end to the wars now that the avatar of Islamic terror has been killed. We should be lamenting our loss of liberties. These will not return with Osama’s death. Airports will not suddenly show the TSA the door. The Patriot Act will not crumble and blow away in the breeze of a new era of peace and security. Our troops will not come home.
There will always be an Osama bin Laden or a Colonel Qaddafi or a Saddam Hussein, no matter how many are introduced to American-made bullets. This is the ugly truth behind Bin Laden’s death.
I see no reason to cheer in the streets. A wicked man is dead. Many more wicked men will rise up to take his place. And the trigger-happy American political establishment will never, ever stop.