Monday, May 2, 2011

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

President Obama announced last night that Osama Bin Laden is dead.

And that the US killed him and took possession of his body after a fire fight.

The weird thing is, I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about this. Should I be rejoicing and singing a jolly old tune about how we can now "get out of bed because the wicked witch is dead"? Well I don't feel that way. In fact, I'm not sure what I feel about this, but I'm more than sure it's not great, what I feel.

Is there something wrong with me? I felt this way too, when we captured and imprisoned and then executed Saddam Hussein. It just doesn't feel right. So this then begs the question, what is justice for the hundreds of thousands of American lives these two evil dictators have cost us?

The bible says, "an eye for an eye", so why am I having such trouble with this? It's the death thing I have a problem with. Is it up to us to decide the fate of these terrible, horrid human beings lives? I guess so. We have the death penalty in some states in this country for punishment for horrible crimes committed. I would say that Osama and Saddam both deserved the death penalty for their crimes, but when it comes to actually flipping the switch, I'd have a hard time.

I suppose I would feel differently if (God forbid) one of my children were the victim of their reign of terror or a member of my family, and I hope I never have to find out, but I hope we have somehow gained our freedom from Al Qaeda today.

And a horrid human being like Osama Bin Laden.


Anonymous said...

I think that you are coming to the determination that the old axiom is true. Good without evil, there never is one without the other.

This is the tale of two very diametrical forces going against each other. Last night one of those forces lost a battle. To many, this felt good.

However, I foresee that it won't be long before he is replaced.

Heff said...

Hmmm...let's review this statement....

"I would say that -Obama- and Saddam both deserved the death penalty"

LOL !! Yeah, I'm a Republican, too, LMAO !!!

candy said...

Heff- GOOD catch! My Freudian Bad!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Joker-I fear the retaliation too!

Heff-You ok? I hope you were untouched in all of that destruction.


Anonymous said...

I would put a hot piece of lead in his dome and then go finish my ribeye and not even think twice about it. I think it's a great thing. Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums. The only way I could possibly feel any better is to have done it myself. USA USA USA USA!!!!!

Dr Zibbs said...

May he burn in hell!

Slyde said...

Sometimes, you just have to not look at the big picture so much.

He was a bastard who was planning more u.s. deaths. now, HE'S dead.

thats good enough for me.

sybil law said...

I could care less and I am actually glad he's dead. What sickens me is how everyone's cheering and chanting and singing in the streets - I mean, I GET it, but now we look like the assholes who do it "over there" and we call THEM savages. It's weird.
I do like how the whole covert thing went down, though.

Scope said...

I think you and I are in the same boat on this one.

My word ver = monstirr Now that I agree with.

Furtheron said...

I have mixed emotions on it too....

Like the death penalty - which we don't have here I'm pleased to say - see my problem is if society says killing is bad then how can you justify killing the bad people. I know they are bad, I know we don't want them around etc. but if we kill then are we all as bad as them? LIke you if it was my loved ones then I'd no doubt want to rip out the throat of whoever hurt them - that is natural .... but that should be why society does the punishment not the individual.