Archive for May, 2011

Osama Bin Laden

Celebrating Osama Bin Laden’s death is not only barbarous but it is also counterproductive. It is barbarous because a human being, however misguided, is dead. If his death was a political or military necessity, it should be with a heavy heart that the soldiers tasked to the job performed it. It is counterproductive because it is the celebration and political chest thumping and not the actual death that makes the man a martyr to his admirers. The righteous have a difficult job even when they are right. Anything other than an attitude of resignation and regret for the necessity of the use of force will give the opposition fuel for their ire.