There are two specific sides to the story. The truth of what happened was horrific. It's understandable while also regrettable that the government was so loathe to admit it. The question is, was it justified, and was it legal? I don't think it will matter either way to his daughter. Does it demonstrate a keen sense of strategy, to take the chance, or does it demonstrate poor planning and poor judgment, to not verify whether children were there or have a plan for protecting them from being traumatized? If we knew children were there, should we have handled the mission differently or held off entirely? Those are the questions I'm considering. But I am shuddering at the monster we must look like to some people right now.
I'm pretty sure bin laden wasn't taking into consideration how many children would be killed or left to cope with the loss of a parent when he ordered the attacks of 9/11.
It's unfortunate that any child has to see their parent killed, but protecting children who could have potentially been in that compound is a luxury that our military did not have, especially considering that bin laden was the type of "person" who would have potentially sacrificed his own children to save himself.
I don't believe everything our government says. I don't believe much of what the media says. But I DO believe that OBL was a monster who took pleasure in seeing Americans die simply because we are Americans and would have continued to plan and implement other attacks as long as he lived. That's obviously just my opinion. It would be hard to watch this and believe otherwise afterwards. I'm happy he is dead. I'm not celebrating or dancing in the streets, but I am glad he is dead.
I'd like to think that w/bin laden dead, Al-Qaida might take longer than expected to re-group and attack us again. Or maybe they will just go into overdrive. Who knows?
Each time I drive across the Golden Gate bridge I wonder if this will be the day it is blown up. Each time I get on a plane I wonder if this will be the day of the next attack. Each time I hear a plane in the sky, I wonder if it is just going to the airport or if it is being used as a weapon and will crash into our home. I didn't lose a loved-one on 9/11, and I STILL live with that little voice in the back of my mind wondering when it's going to happen again. THAT'S what bin laden did to us. Someone else may do the same thing in the future, but at least he won't be able to take the satisfaction in personally doing it again. I say good riddance.