Monday, May 2, 2011

In aftermath of Bin Laden's capture, we must maintain our humanity

It is good that Osama Bin Laden was captured. He was responsible for a host of heinous actions, including the deaths of thousands of people here and abroad. I understand that for some 9/11 survivors, Bin Laden's capture provides a measure of closure, though it cannot bring back those who were lost. And while I am not convinced that we are measurably safer with Al Qaeda's mastermind gone, one less threat--one big threat neutralized--is a positive thing. Osama Bin Laden was a bad man. But I agree with @IssaMas who posted this on Twitter:
My Dad, 9/11 1st Responder & Survivor, & sufferer of WTC Syndrome, said he felt empty watching ppl celebrating the murder of a human being.

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