As I was getting ready for bed on Sunday evening, it was announced that President Obama would be addressing the nation live from the White House, and no further details were available. As I am sure it was with you, I was intrigued and decided to stay up to find out what was so significant for the President to speak at 11 in the evening.
It was then confirmed that it was, in fact, one of the momentous announcements in recent history: the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and so many other acts of terror had finally been found and brought to justice. It took nearly 10 years and a few well-placed bullets from a U.S. Navy SEALS team, but the families of those killed by al Qaeda finally have a sense of closure with Osama bin Laden meeting his Maker on Sunday, May 1, which ironically was Holocaust Remembrance Day and the anniversary of Hilter’s suicide in Berlin.
The successful raid on Bin Laden’s million dollar hideout in Pakistan showcases once more the power and precision of the United States military. This mission sends an important message to the world: America has not and will not rest until terrorists are brought to justice. Congratulations to all the courageous men and women who struck at the heart of evil, and continue to put their lives at risk for all that is right and good.
Osama bin Laden’s death is a great victory, but it is not the endgame. The threat remains real, and there could very well be increased threats due to Bin Laden’s death. A page has been turned, but our military and our intelligence community, as well as our leaders, need our prayers and support now more than ever.