I saw the reporting of the news last night, and it was wild to see the story develop. No one knew what the President was going to speak about at 10:30 pm EST on a Sunday night which in and of itself was very unusual. My God, the reporters had no idea what was going on, the way I saw it, FOX broke it, and Geraldo Rivera went nuts. MSNBC & CNN were kind of wishy-washy about it.
People spontaneously gathered at the White House in Washington, DC and Times Square and Ground Zero, in NYC singing The National Anthem in groups and waving American flags in their enthusiasm. It was a sight to behold it was so heartwarming.
It only took 10 years, too! Okay, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but besides for the revenge factor, that deep down viscerally happy feeling most Americans are feeling right now, I don’t know how much difference this is really going to make in the day to day fighting of Al Qaeda. I don’t think it will be a giant game changer. It may even make it worse as the fighters of Al Qaeda may be so angry they may take out their anger on innocents by upping the stakes and attacking by setting explosives.
One wonderful thing about this is that NYC and America can really use the positive pump-up from this good news right now with Americas involvement in 3 wars, the pitiful economy and the price of gas at the pump.
Supposedly we buried his body at sea, and I hope it isn’t true. I hope we kept the body for people to see to prove he is dead. But, we’ll see. At least we did the DNA test for ourselves, to prove it was him, so we know he’s dead.
As for President Obama, I have to say I have a new level of respect for him that I’ve never had before. He did me wrong, as my son said he would call President George W. Bush to let him know about the killing and also give him credit in his speech. He did both. I never expected him to do either as he’s never been as “stand up” before, so I was proven wrong. Damn! I swear, I think the President has flipped, probably because he knows he has to because he wants to be re-elected, but “whatever” if it works in the favor of the country, I’m all for it!
Interesting how he was hiding in plain sight in Pakistan in a mansion complex, hmmmm. That should really help our relations with Pakistan. . .
Thanks God for our fabulous troops and secret guys, huh? Right now it’s not really clear who really did the job, I’ve heard Seals and Delta teams, whoever, they are true heroes, GOD BLESS them!!
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 5/2011