I have decided to stay away from all coverage this year, because even the preliminary stuff last night just felt ghoulish to me.
I still, though, can’t understand why, eight years later, we haven’t gotten Bin Ladin. I just can’t understand why we didn’t have his head on a pole within a year.
Just for the emotional effect.
Do we actually not want him dead? You know, is it like when we used to talk about how we didn’t want to depose Saddam because either the country would be turned over to conservative clerics or split into civil war? But everyone knew that would happen and we went into Iraq anyway.
So, it’s hard for me to believe that that same administration would say “Well, we can’t get rid of Bin Ladin because what would come after him would be worse.” Just seems out of character.
I just don’t get it.
Anyway, my thoughts are with you, if you are suffering today.