End of an Era

Wow, Bin Laden is dead and just short of 10 years from 9/11.  I was only sad we could not have gotten him when George W. was President.  It was something he felt strongly about.

I stayed up late to watch the press conference.  I am grateful President Obama made this a top priority and was able to deliver such great news. But (you knew there was going to be a but), I wish it had been Bush.  We would have gotten more emotion.

I also felt a tinge of annoyance when Obama spoke about remembering where we were on 9/11.  I was annoyed that he wasn’t in D.C. or NY when we were attacked yet he was delivering this news.  It’s a completely silly reaction. I feel like I went through this traumatic time with a different President who understood what it was like to live in a city with Anti-Aircraft Missile Launchers placed throughout the city, military Humvees on most street corners, snipers on the roof of government buildings and military aircraft patrolling the sky.   I think this announcement would have been much more emotional if Bush had delivered it.  I think I would rather someone who has been through the trenches to give me the good news.

Don’t get me wrong…I am not dissing the President.    He did a great job.  Now…let’s see how the GWOT (Global War on Terror) changes…if it does.

I loved watching the Video from outside the White House.  If I were younger (and didn’t have a big day tomorrow) I would have probably headed down there just so I could tell my grandkids where I was when we killed OBL.

So now what? Has anything changed?  I will tell you this…keep your eye on how how much “help” we got from Pakistan.  That could be a game changer.

I have actually gone over board on being “prepared” the past 6 months. I don’t really call it going overboard…I call it being prepared when living in the Nations Capital.  All I know is that I am going to make every effort to get to my cousins in the Country.

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