A Setback for Terror (5/3/11) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

A Setback for Terror (5/3/11)

Sunday night's news that Osama bin Laden had been located and killed was certainly cause for celebration. But our joy should be tempered by a couple of facts.

First, while no Americans died in this mission, thousands have lost their lives in the war against terror since it began.

And since bin Laden's followers are unlikely to completely abandon their "Holy War," there will surely be more deaths to come.

Still, praise is definitely owed to our leaders -- past and present -- and all our military personnel who refused to abandon the fight in an age when it's become all too easy to quit in the face of frustration. And I believe the decision to immediately dispose of bin Laden's body at sea was a wise one, since any gravesite could have become a rallying point for other terrorists.

Most importantly, we must remember that – as President Obama said -- our ongoing war is not against Islam, but radical Islamic terrorists. Bin Laden was a mass murderer of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

But what were your feelings when you learned of bin Laden's death? Were you joyful? Relieved? Satisfied that justice was done? Did it give you a feeling of closure? Or did it make you more fearful of retaliation?

Call and let us know your reactions.


I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.

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