Monday, May 02, 2011

One nation united

"I believe that as people of God, we must answer evil. Sometimes that answer is prayer, sometimes that answer is force. Is killing ever justified? Possibly as an appropriate response to unfathomable evil." ~Karen Wells

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

It is good for our country. It was the right thing for our military to do. Hopefully, it is a giant step to the end of this long war.

But our military is still there. Men and women are still separated from their families. Innocent lives will continue to be lost. It's not over yet, and I'm left wondering what exactly comes next. It's not something that makes me feel like breaking out the bubbly.

Sobering is the word of the day.

I do find it incredibly sad that one the day after the most significant event in this war, that our country isn't standing together. That people are actually infusing inflammatory politics into what should be a battle won together. 

Will nothing ever give us pause to just be Americans for one day? To just be united for even 24 hours?

If that is the case, then Bin Laden is still winning from his watery grave.