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.