Bizarro_Joe wrote:I feel kinda *meh* about this news. At the risk of stirring controversy, I don't see much significance in finally killing OBL. And I mean from the standpoint of the overall War on Terror. Sure, there is a national sense of victory and maybe even some closure (not to mention a great morale boost for our soldiers), and it's a good excuse for the current administration to wipe it's hands and go "Whelp, we're done here!" and pull out our troops. But how much do you wanna bet that another video will pop up in a week or so featuring a new villain claiming that Al Qaeda will never fall and that America will burn blah blah blah, and then it'll start all over again? The press is already starting to push the message that we all need to be extra special super careful because the enemy may retaliate.
Yeah, I think the killing of Bin Laden's primary effect will be raising the overall American morale. I'm not sure how much of an effect it will have on an organization like Al Qaeda, since it's not like being at war with a country. I hope though, that we'll eventually see less invasive airport security procedures... or at the very least, when I do get fondled by a TSA employee, that it's by an attractive woman.
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