That was the big news tonight as my boy told us and we switched on CNN. They must be pretty sure of it before they would announce it like that. It would be an absolute disaster in so many ways if he is still alive and this is some elaborate fraud. President Carter's failed rescue of the hostages in Tehran with helicopters crashing in the desert sand was such a heartbreak for the nation and certainly didn't help that President's legacy much.
The thing to do now, just as President Obama said tonight, is to allow the country to come together as we did just after 9/11. This should not be for some partisan purpose of the President's or any other political movement no matter how sincere on the part of some or confused or manipulated by TV personalities. It is no time for celebration and cheers outside the White House. It is a time for reflection. It is an appropriate time for a sigh of relief because that man will never again lead others to do what those horrifically misguided and delusional, evil people did on that day in New York City.
We may yet face many terrible things as a nation. There may even be attacks by some inspired by this "martyrdom" as some, but not really that many, will call it. The deceased was an enemy of Muslim kings, nations and peoples even more than he was of us. But this does send a very important message that in spite of all this nation's mistakes, we are still able to accomplish a national goal, we can still successfully defend against the clearest forms of evil, we can still come together as a nation towards that more perfect union.