"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." -- Mark Twain
Last night, while getting ready for bed and watching TV, many stations broke their regular programming and reported a major announcement.
Reputed terrorist Osama Bin Laden was killed by United States Forces over the weekend in Pakistan.
For the past nine or years, the United States has been fighting a war on numerous fronts arounf the world; therefore, there are varying thoughts and opinions about that effort. Whether or not you agree with the military action at all, last night's development was one that was anticipated for a long time.
I don't think that anyone ever wishes a person dead; however, the case is different with Bin Laden. The man affects the way we live in America as he changed the way security is done, how we travel through airports, the financial system in this country and how we all feel about being citizens.
Sadly, September 11, 2001 changed America forever -- in some ways good, some bad (depending on your perspective).
In addition, bin Laden attacked the very symbols of freedom, government and capitalism in this country - that being the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. and the Twin Towers in New York City. Let's also not forget what happened in Central Pa., where a little more than forty people prevented another horrific attack on Washington symbolizing the first victory in the war on terror.