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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Osama bin Laden is gone but why we shouldn't forget him?

good riddance
While "good riddance" and much more damning - the same expletive-filled - epitaphs were mixed with the celebration of America and the jubilation over the killing of the odious terrorist Osama bin Laden, the sad truth is that "there but not forgotten "and will must be our reality.

Yes, I know, we tend to reserve that one nearby, or someone we respect and appreciate. But as America and many countries of the world has gone mad genius wanted al-Qaeda, such as forgetting someone has changed the way we live?

When bin Laden organized the most heinous foreign attack ever on American soil, September 11, 2001, killing more than 3,000 citizens of the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93, America was changed forever. We got two wars that have claimed up to 5,500 American lives and left tens of thousands injured. Scores of soldiers have lost their members have lost their nerve and their families. Government-sanctioned wiretaps expanded exponentially, the pat-downs at airports and in other parts of the security has become a new rule. Citizens, once embraced as neighbors and friends who have come to believe, as their name, how they dressed, their skin color or the way they worshiped. Our government has changed, particularly with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

Our policy was changed because some candidates of political parties in office and began to declare the condition of the office or simply the ability to lead on who would keep us safe or better to continue the war.

Yes, Bin Laden, the world's most wanted man, who has constantly mocked by the film grain and audio cassettes, disappeared, killed on Sunday in Pakistan during a raid by a group of heroic American workers.

But the U.S. will never what we were before that fateful day in September 2001.

Many say that this is the end or at the time. In some ways it's true. This marks the end of the effort of almost 10 years to bring some 'closure of the 9 / 11 attacks. Many argue that regardless of how much damage and pain inflicted on the Taliban or al-Qaeda was that bin Laden is still at large and apparently groped us in a position to ensure that the debt has not been met, this right is was denied.

Obama stated that "justice was done" everything rings true. This closes an important chapter in the war against terrorism.

Bin Laden was not only the face of 9 / 11 attacks on U.S. soil, but terrorism worldwide. Probably not, since Adolf Hitler had been so maligned and demand. Yes, there was much celebration when the forces of the United States has widened the Iraq of Saddam Hussein from a hole in a farmhouse in Tikrit and taken into custody, he was later tried and hanged by the Iraqis. But even the murderer Saddam, who ruthlessly slaughtered its own people, came in far behind bin Laden.

May be disturbed, Bin Laden has been calculated, the murderer of evil who hated America and everything it represented. Frankly, al-Qaeda is causing havoc around the world. And while Americans focused more heavily on him because of 9 / 11, the spreader of terror has been a thorn in the side of the United States for nearly two decades. Remember that the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center? Remember the attack on the USS Cole?

Gone, yes, but not forgotten. And we must never forget what kind of damage, and killing of bad people can cause. We must never forget that we are the real enemies who are intent on demanding a real and lasting damage to our people and way of life. The only defense is a united national leadership, work in different lines, ethnic, political and ideological to preserve and protect the unique spirit of America.

A moment after September 11, 2001, it seemed that we understood that: Republicans and Democrats in Washington locked arms and stood behind the president. It seemed they meet, not only to defend the country, but to shape the sound, sensible domestic policy. Love was not long before the bitter partisan bickering and deadlock return with a vengeance.

words of welcome on Sunday of the death of bin Laden came in the middle of traffic Birthe senseless fury tea party, the partisan division and ideological warfare on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country, including South Carolina. When we we divvied up the sides - us against them - the enemy's most wanted country is headed in a firefight in the hands of the brave members of our military power.

There are chances that the next move that prevented al-Qaeda will attempt a reprisal.

What is our next step? Do we lock arms and circle the wagons around Obama and face the enemy as well as internal problems staring us down? Or will we continue to go Pogo together, convinced that "We have met the enemy and he is us"?

Perhaps we should also think about why bin Laden had a large following around the world. We should think of the unconditional support for Israeli policies, Palestinians. We should think of our unsustainable way of life that we are so proud of the nation and the destruction it wreaks worldwide for other people and other life forms. It 's definitely a lot of things to think about.


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