I can’t remember a single day that I haven’t been proud to be an American, but I also can’t remember a time which I was prouder than at approximately 9:00 MST, May 1, 2011. It took about two minutes into the announcement for me to actually realize that someone on the news was telling me that Osama Bin Laden was dead. We then heard from President Obama that a task force from the Joint Services Operation Command (JSOC) had infiltrated a fortified compound in Pakistan and put a bullet in the head of the most evil person to walk this planet since that lunatic from Germany. When I think about the breathtaking assault carried out by our finest warriors it sends chills down my spine. We can never get back what we lost on September 11th, 2011, but knowing that this devil was killed by an American serviceman in a place where he must’ve felt safer than anywhere in the world goes a long way to put closure on this unspeakable tragedy.
We all know that this single event doesn’t end the threat of terrorism. Our way of life is envied everywhere and that often results in cowardly acts on our people. Nevertheless the mastermind of our worst nightmare has finally been purged and hopefully other aspiring terrorist “leaders” now know that we will never quit, nor will we hesitate to hasten their ascent to martyrdom. Oh and quick memo to Ayman al-Zawahiri, tick-tock.