I snagged this picture off Facebook. It really, really cracked me up. It's sort of the way I've been feeling lately about everything.
Don't get me wrong, I am really glad that bin Laden is finally dead. But I'll be honest, it's a hollow victory. It's nearly 10 years too late. He's had all this time to name and train his successors, and how many more people have died in the Middle East since 9/11? There will always be some fundamentalist whack job waiting in the wings to do Allah's alleged bidding. When I saw the status updates announcing the news on Facebook, I didn't really feel like it was going to be one of those 'where were you when you heard' moments. Like when the Challenger exploded or Kennedy was shot. It was like, yeah OK, so they finally got him, but nothing's gonna stop. The wars aren't going to end now. The terrorists are still going to try to attack us. What's the retribution going to be? It's like living in earthquake country, always waiting for that other shoe to drop. Is it gonna be today? How about today?
Do I feel this way because I'm so caught up in my own world right now that I can't devote the energy to realize the history-making moment this is? Or am I just so bloody sick and tired of hearing about the wars and al Quaeda and all the other by products of that Middle Eastern quagmire we've gotten ourselves into but good. Was this a history-making moment for you?