America is rejoicing over the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in an attack by American Navy Seals on his fortified compound in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Thousands gathered at the White House, waving flags and singing songs when the news was announced, and at Ground Zero in New York, more revelers celebrated the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist.
While there is just cause for celebration, we must remain vigilant. Osama bin Laden was only one man, albeit a powerful one, in the world of terror. There are others out there, and as sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, there will be more terrorist attacks on Americans. In fact, bin Laden’s death may well spark retaliatory attacks by al-Qaida.
The war on terror is not over. But we have achieved a significant victory. A victory not just in bin Laden’s death alone, but a victory in the fact that we have shown the world that no matter who you are, no matter where you hide, sooner or later, we will find you and you will pay for your actions.
Right now I am humming the words of the Toby Keith song, Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue:
Oh, justice will be served and the battle will rage:
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage.
An’ you’ll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A.
‘Cos we’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.
Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list,
And the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist.
And the eagle will fly and it’s gonna be hell,
When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
And it’ll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue.
Rest in hell, bin Laden, courtesy of the red, white and blue.
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