I stayed up very late with the Mets last night, but they went into extra innings and I went to sleep. I missed the biggest news in a long time – the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hideaway house with all killed including him. Special forces buried him in the ocean so no one could find him.
Not sure how much of a reaction this will make, but he was more of a symbol than anything else at this time, using others to play out his strategies, however many. Not sure what else will ensue because he is gone.
It’s going over very well among most Americans and I was encouraged that Barack apparently worked with George Bush and some from Bush’s administration and neither of these two guys leaked anything.
Now that’s governing.
Four years ago during his Presidential campaign, Mr.Obama declared, “We will kill Bin Laden”. But time passes and other issues ensued and most forgot the simple sentence. This morning, President Obama reminded the country of his simple remarks and added that, “America can do whatever we set our mind to”.
Late last night, the President called former President George W. Bush to tell him that Bin Laden had been killed, and Bush issued a statement declaring, “No matter how long it takes, justice will be done”.
Former Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, put it very clearly – he said “I don’t care about the politics, this is simply great news for the American people. There is little doubt that our country and Barack Obama’s Presidency will be forever changed by the capture and killing of Bin Laden”.
So here we are on a morning in May, with good news that arrived as a surprise.
And speaking personally, as the widow of an Air Force Veteran, I’ve always said “never underestimate the power of the U.S. military and their determination to keep our country whole”.