on the Killing of Osama bin Laden
by Laurence M. Vance: Is
GE Paying Its Fair Share?
Osama bin Laden
is dead, so we have been told. I couldnít sleep when I heard the
news, but not because I was celebrating. The following are my late
night and early morning thoughts on the matter.
The most powerful
military in the world with the most extensive intelligence services
took ten years to find and kill one man. What took so long?
If bin Laden
is the personification of evil, like we have been led to believe
for the last ten years, then why did the U.S. government bother
to handle his body in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition?
Why wasnít his body dragged through the streets of Manhattan like
U.S. soldiers were once dragged through the streets in Somalia?
is reporting that it buried the body of bin Laden at sea. Conspiracy
theorists and rightly so are going to have a field
day with this for years to come. How could the government do something
so stupid as dispose of bin Ladenís body so quickly? Are we just
supposed to have faith in the government when it says it had the
body and positively identified it by a DNA test?
More Terrorists Will Be Created?
There are countless
numbers of Muslim extremists who revere bin Laden that until now
have been content just to curse the United States. How many of them
will now consider carrying out acts of terrorism?
I saw footage
of crowds of young people outside the White House chanting "USA,
USA." God help us. This is absolute lunacy.
Forty-Nine More to Go
Leon Panetta has said that there may be fewer than 50 al Qaeda fighters
in Afghanistan. I guess this means that there are only forty-nine
more to kill.
War for Perpetual Peace
Now that bin
Laden is dead, will the war in Afghanistan be ended? Of course it
wonít. Just like the war in Iraq wasnít ended when Saddam Hussein
bin Laden Killed?
was captured by U.S. troops, turned over to Iraqis, tried, sentenced
to death, and hung. Why was bin Laden killed and Hussein not killed?
Was It Worth
U.S. soldiers have died in the war on terror. Is the death of one
man worth the lives of all these soldiers?
Obama releasing his birth certificate, the death of bin Laden is
sure to increase Obamaís political capital.
Osama bin Laden?
How many more
innocents have died because of the U.S. war on terror than died
because of Osama bin Laden?
With bin Laden
dead, does this mean that the Patriot Act can be repealed, the TSA
disbanded, and all our freedoms restored that have been taken away
since 9/11? You know, the freedoms our troops have supposedly been
prematurely announced "Mission Accomplished." If there
was ever a time to declare victory in the war on terror and bring
all the troops home it is now. Will Obama do it? Of course he wonít.
And neither would Bush have done it.
Osama bin Laden
should be a lesson to any foreigner thinking about partnering with
the United States (like bin Laden did when the Soviet Union invaded
Afghanistan): We may come back later and kill you.
M. Vance [send him mail]
writes from central Florida. He is the author of Christianity
and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State, The
Revolution that Wasn't, and Rethinking
the Good War. His latest book is The
Quatercentenary of the King James Bible. Visit his
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