I’ll mention up front that I haven’t been a big fan of Obama so far, but after the events that unfolded last weekend, all I can say is he got it done and got it done right. I reported the news of the events as they unfolded (with any and all incorrect details at the time) and originally, I was going to write another post about it, but there’s no need. There are plenty of news outlets where you can get all the latest updates, so instead, I just wanted to post some of my opinions.
Obama’s statement about the killing of Osama bin Laden:
That was probably one of the best statements I’ve heard from any president in a long time. It was to the point, it said what needed to be said, it wasn’t bogged down with political rhetoric and it was as serious as it should have been.
I share the same sentiments that many others had when they stood out in front of the White House and in Times Square and Ground Zero in New York, but I regret not being able to be there with them. What a momentus day for all of us.
Whether you agree with his politics or not, Obama was able to accomplish in 831 days what Bush could not do in 2,686. And now, as we usher in a slightly less-dim future, who knows what’s in store for us. Some say retaliation is imminent, some say terrorism will be on the rise and others are already complaining about how we laid Osama to rest. Personally, I’m just happy to be able to say that as much as I disagree with our current leader, he had the backbone to go after the world’s most wanted man, succeed and then casually walk back to his office. The big question is, who’s next on the hit list?