Blogpal and Watcher’s Council mate Courtney Messerschmidt, aka GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD has a nifty piece in Foreign Policy that sheds a great deal of light on how Osama’s seawater nap looks to people who have literally grown up in the shadow of 9/11…plus you get a fetching photo of her in her lamb’s ears hat! Here’s a slice:
For those of us who were 10 or 11 years old on 9/11, the news of bin Laden’s death is worthy of celebration. It is a tremendous moral victory for our nation and it validates what so many of us have learned in the past decade — that America really is a magical nation — the only one of her kind (more on this in a bit).
It’s the triumph of good over evil. Sound passé’? Au contraire — most of us reject moral relativism.
It’s because for half of our entire lives we have lived with scary and creepy stuff like Taliban, al Qaeda, jihad, and the threat of terrorism on a mass attack scale from the indescribable horrors we saw live on TV that day — with almost daily threats from various branches of aQ that they would gladly kill more Americans anyway and anytime they could.
Unlike the Soviet threat in ancient times — al Qaeda had no embassies or diplomats at U.N. to double talk and speak of peaceful coexistence. aQ was always intolerant, and totally hot for murderous activities that targeted innocents by design.
9/11 was the pivotal day in our very young lives and OBL’s timely demise seems to have closed a chapter that lasted forever.
Read the rest here.