May 1st will be remembered by many across the world as a day of celebration, and for many of the 9/11 victims’ families and friends, a day of closure. Osama bin Laden’s death brings up many interesting points – how could he be sheltered so close to a top-notch Pakistani military training base without being found? How will al-Qaeda’s constituents piece together the shambles of their leaderless organization? And, God forbid, how will they retaliate?
In spite of one man’s demise, maybe this will be an excuse for the international economy to turn around and for American patriotism to flourish. I think one of the most exciting things about being at the Veterans Affairs hospital is having had the chance to see how retired members of our armed forces celebrated on Monday morning. Let’s just say that their words of joy are inappropriate to restate. 😉
President Obama dazzled audiences with his humor at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and now has the demise of Bin Laden attributed to his administration – between humiliating Donald Trump and current lack of a well-supported GOP contender, things are looking good for his reelection in 2012. What do you think?
I wouldn’t go so far to say it will guarantee his re-election in 2012, but it’s a darn nice feather to stick in his cap. 🙂