The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe.
More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer and terrorist of colossal proportions.
One of the dead innocents that fateful day included a young Revere woman with her life stretching before her like an endless dream, Mary Ann MacFarlane.
She was on the second plane hijacked out of Logan Airport.
For her parents and siblings, her death that day was an event they will never get over no matter how much time has passed or how much justice has been done.
When the president came on the television with the news of bin Laden’s death Sunday night we were all riveted to our televisions or following his speech on the Internet.
For many of us there was great satisfaction that bin Laden had met his maker. Many of us felt relieved that this criminal like Hitler had been killed which was to be the ultimate outcome of his personal rendezvous with destiny.
In the president’s speech, he praised the nation and pointed out that this is a nation of wealth and power, of commitment and memory and that our way of life was noble and good.
He finished the speech by saying that we are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The president did the right thing pulling the trigger on the bin Laden attack.
He showed he is a worthy leader and a guy willing to take great risks to achieve the justice so many were seeking.
In the end, America showed its resolve and its power to track down the world’s most wanted criminal.
Thank God for the United States of America