So yes…the US has reportedly finally killed Osama bin Laden, our one-time ally against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Last night, hundreds of young people in DC and NYC took to the streets to gleefully chant “USA”, and revel in the success of the US military. Motivating most of this revelry is the belief that justice has been done. It is this point that I am having a hard time accepting.
I am a veteran. I served in Iraq in 2003. I took the time this morning to write an e-mail to Lew Rockwell at LewRockwell.com which he subsequently posted it on the sites blog. It can be viewed below and here. I also ask that anybody who feels the desire to leave jingoistic knee jerk comments to keep the language clean and constructive.