Last Sunday, so the news reports tell us, a team of Navy Seals visited Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killed him. He was then buried at sea.
That, indeed, was my reaction. My trust in government has eroded to the point where I’m reluctant to take such news seriously. Osama bin Laden was the bogeyman of the last decade: Obama must be pretty desperate in the polls to tell us that he was gone.
But as more detailed reports came out yesterday, I’m willing to believe… just barely. And I’m encouraged that our President has learned that being nice doesn’t always work: sometimes you have to use force.
Now, can we repeal the Patriot Act, disband the TSA, and peel those stupid flag decals off our subway trains?