A day has passed since the announcement that the USA killed Osama Bin Laden, and now that I have had some time to really process what happened, I feel a little sick. Do I think that he was an evil man who deserved to have the wrath of God strike him down? Hell yes. That is just the problem. It was not the wrath of God that got him, it was the wrath of the United States.
Our country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that everyone should be viewed as Innocent until proven guilty. In this case, Bin Laden not only confessed that he was behind the plan, but flaunted it in our faces. There is not even a shadow of doubt that he was guilty. For that I think he needed to be punished. For the families that were ripped apart in such a horrific way, he needed to be punished. For all of the security measures taken to avoid such a thing from happening again, he needs to be punished. I am not even saying that the punishment does not fit the crime, for I certainly think that it does.
What I guess that I am feeling but having a hard time saying is that I think that we, as a nation, are better than this. I think celebrating the victory seems hollow. Martin Luther King Jr. said "