Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan

I’m pushing my planned blog entry on some news items in tech privacy to tomorrow.  Despite the fact that I really don’t plan to cover military and political topics in this blog, it’s impossible not to write about the death of Osama Bin Laden today.

Bin Laden was the face and founder of al-Qaeda.  He may or may not have been playing a very active role in their operations in recent months, but his capture and killing are clearly a matter of being brought to justice for horrendous past crimes against the US including against thousands of innocent civilians.  We all understand that there are al-Qaeda leaders ready to fill the vacuum created by Bin Laden’s removal.  Still, this development will no doubt help to bring closure for so many of us.

Let’s hear from you:
  • What does this mean for the war on terror?
  • Will the death of Bin Laden help to heal some of our country’s malaise and some of the rancorous partisan division?
  • Will it have any long term impact on the US economy?

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