I had a caller on my radio show yesterday who was disgusted that I was so euphoric about the killing of terrorist murderer Osama Bin Laden.
He said we should never celebrate the death of a fellow human. Even someone like Bin Laden.
I asked him about euphoria around the death of Adolf Hitler. Was THAT ok? No comment.
I saw various Facebook posts and read about countless others which seemed to want to temper our celebratory reactions to the news of Osama's death.
What is WRONG with people??
Have we really become that morally ambiguous that we can't differentiate the news of Bin Laden's death, with say, Mother Teresa's?? Is there no difference in reading about the death of an innocent school child in a drive by shooting with the death of a serial killer?
This is the moral relativism that has sunk America to all time lows in my estimation.
You better BELIEVE I celebrated the news on Sunday night. I poured my wife and I whiskey and ginger ales and toasted to this rat bastard being killed by U.S. Navy SEALs.
Bin Laden was one of the worst human beings of my lifetime. He was a tyrant and a terrorist and he murdered thousands of innocent Americans and others. He is the monster who got us into the War On Terror, lest we forget. He's the reason the Trade Towers are no longer standing in Manhattan.
He's the reason we are frisked and body scanned and feel the unease that at any moment, another 9-11-2001 could occur on American soil.
He made us live in fear or near fear or unease for almost ten years.
And now he is DEAD. Killed by a heroic team of Americans proudly wearing the uniform of the United States of America.
And YES, we ARE celebrating. We ARE euphoric. We ARE dancing and toasting and whistling and chanting.
Or at least we SHOULD be.
If you are somehow confused as to the EVIL nature of this fallen thug, that's your problem to work out in therapy.
Leave the rest of us alone.
There is nothing wrong with happiness stemming from the demise of someone who threatened freedom and peace around the globe.
And whatever you do, don't feel guilty for celebrating Bin Laden's death.
God bless America and the fine men and women who serve in the Armed Forces protecting our nation and our allies around the planet.