I waited a few days and thought a lot about what I wanted to say. I had written a whole post on why it bothers me to see people gleefully celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden. I deleted it in favor of sharing a link to this brief piece from a 9/11 widow. While Bin Laden's death serves justice in my mind I still think the publicly displayed joy over it is inappropriate and akin to the celebration extremists engaged in when the Twin Towers fell, the Pentagon burned, and the plane crashed in Shanksville, PA. It speaks of a nurturing of hatred and a dangerous hardening of heart. None of these are admirable qualities. They only breed more of the same. He is dead and may the death of the man who proudly claimed responsibility for the murder of thousands bring some measure of closure to the families and friends of the victims but let us not dance. Let us be somber as we consider what brought history to this chain of events, the cost, and what may prevent it from being repeated.
You're free to disagree in the comments. I only ask that you express yourself respectfully.