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Thought for the Day--May 9, 2011: What If Osama bin Laden Had Never Grown Up...?

Is this Osama bin Laden's baby picture? Before deciding, consider the Source __________________________ What if you had a chance to go back in time, to save millions of lives by killing one man? Andrea Collins will soon discover this mission to be more difficult than she ever imagined, as she takes a one-way trip into The Twilight Zone. --Opening Narration to Cradle of Darkness , 2002 A week after Osama bin Laden's death, it has been strangely quiet among the conservative bloviators, although that is likely to change soon, as the "birthers" begin to re-form as "deather" conspiracy groups, despite al Qaeda's confirmation (and subsequent threats to the U.S.). Meanwhile, how about a little speculation? What if bin Laden had never been allowed to grow up? If you were able to go back to 1957, the year of bin Laden's birth, and given the tools you need for your mission, would you kill baby bin Laden, even knowing what you know now? It's an interestin

President Barack Obama: "Justice Has Been Done"

Justice will be done. --George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 Justice has been done. --Barack Obama, May 1, 2011 Barack Obama's May 1, 2011, announcement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden is reposted as follows: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction. And yet we know that the worst

Osama bin Laden is DEAD!

I want justice. There's an old poster out West that said, "Wanted, dead or alive." --George W. Bush But it was during Barack Obama's presidency that bin Laden was found and killed, not GWB's. As I write this, President Obama has just confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden, brought about by special operations forces in Pakistan. Normally, I would not find joy in someone's death, but this man was pure evil, a mass murderer, and the world is better without him--although an alive bin Laden on trial might have been satisfying to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11. Let us hope that the international and political situation changes for the better and not for the worse. A new world order? No doubt, May Day--May 1, 2011--will conjure up that age-old historical question, "Where were you when..."

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