I went to bed early and awoke to the news that many Americans had fallen asleep with--Usama Bin Laden is dead, and buried at sea where he cannot be turned into a shrine or a martyr.
The news is spectacular for Americans and the world, and while dozens of questions are already springing up about the timing of last week's shake-up in the US Intelligence community, the Pakistanis' seeming failure to catch the beast hiding in plain sight in a giant mansion/fortress, the success of Gitmo in delivering the key piece of intel, the subsequent delay in putting the pieces together, and the need for vigilance against retaliation--today we celebrate. And posted below are some videos of those celebrations.
Note the icons of America pouring into the streets--the flag, the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner," "American the Beautiful," and "Amazing Grace" on the Firefighters' Scottish pipes. Courts and lawyers may say what they will, but God and Country are inseparable in this
land, and in the moments of great national joy and sorrow, no court can separate the mingling of these founding themes. Enjoy, America!
AMERICANS ALL at the WHITE HOUSE
Celebrants at Ground Zero
New York City Fire Fighters at Ground Zer0
Penn State Students