Wow. Well 10 years later, we finally got Osama Bin Laden, the founder/leader of Al Qaeda, responsible for the 9/11 attacks. By most accounts, in recent years he had very little operational control of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, but nevertheless he’s major symbol in the war on terror. This is what happens when you put pressure where you should be putting pressure on. Not to be a cynic, but Afghanistan is turning into a unwinnable scenario. Think of all the resources we wasted in Iraq that could’ve been put into Afghanistan, we probably would’ve caught bin Laden years ago.
Having lived in NYC practically my whole life, the 9/11 attacks hit home, literally. I still remember vividly rushing back from math class freshman year at Cornell to watch the news and call (or try to call) everyone back home to make sure everyone was okay. It’s never a good thing to celebrate someone’s death but at least all those who lost loved ones back then can feel some type of closure knowing that this evil man responsible for the attacks is now gone.
P.S. You know what’s weird? Just a night before Obama and Gates were laughing at a joke by Seth Meyers about no one noticing that Bin Laden hosts a show on C-SPAN. While unknowingly to the public, an operation had been going on for 8 months and at that point Obama had already given the go-ahead to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden. I don’t know, the juxtaposition of the events is eerie.