We may say “mission accomplished” in the killing of Osama bin Laden, but we have not won the war on terrorism. This is a huge blow to the bad guys, but it also gives them a martyr. We can hope the attention span of young terrorist wannabees is too short to remember who bin Laden was, or why he was important.
There are those in the perverted part of the Muslim world who have begun using the word “martyr” to describe this truly evil, destructive man. He is no more a “martyr” than Hitler, Stalin, or any other person responsible for so much death and human misery.
The battle continues, as we try to assess just where Pakistan is positioned. Bin Laden was killed in a huge compound very close to Pakistan’s main military academy.
So, is Pakistan … in the words of former President Bush … “for us” or “against us”? Has Pakistan aligned itself with the forces of terrorism?
Our thought for today is from Oscar Wilde:
“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”