The swirling rapidity of the news cycle sometimes leaves your cranium spinning into the stratosphere. It is really quite amusing watching the media, and political entities, attempt to wrap itself around something in this Osama bin Laden event that will ultimately promote their own past and future political agendas; per medium outlet.
Monday marked a day of praise for President Obama and his administration, even VP Cheney, for doing the thing that his predecessor, George W. Bush, had pronounced as unimportant and virtually an impossibility. Followed by Tuesday when previous administration officails, with their media accomplices, decided that President Bush should have more of the credit for this impressive gain in the "War on Terror". Wednesday into today (Thursday) have us bemusing President Obama's position's of this event, and exclaiming Pakistan's involvement, or non-involvement.
My inability to personally thank Mr. Obama for his persistence and his resolve in bringing this mass murdering fugitive, Osama bin Laden, to justice is why I am writing this blog post. I recognize the fact that nobody will see the post, but I'll know the heart-felt thank you is there. As for the arrogance coming forth from the media I'll just re-phrase the words of James Carville and reply, "It's the media, stupid!"
I fail to see how Mr. Bush, or his administration deserve any credit for this development when they gave up searching for bin Laden in 2005. The year after his re-election, and the year that bin Laden moved into this compound in Pakistan. Wow, conspiracy theorist' abound there's one for ya.Of course, the media is not getting a lot of traction from this because the American populace is truly just gratified and relieved that bin Laden no longer walks this earth.
Therefore, Pakistan is now front and center for the "nattering nabobs of negativity' within our media and political outlets. In order to understand Pakistan's potential lack of involvement, and possible condoning bin Laden residing in Abbottabad, one must understand the political environment that is Pakistan. They could not assist with this raid militarily out of fear of another coup attempt of the Pakistani government.
It is only reasonable to further understand that the Pakistani government will have the official opinion that the United States violated their rights of sovereignty. Pakistan's investigation includes interviewing bin Laden's 13 year old daughter, his wife, and others that were at the compound on the night of Sunday, May 1, 2011 (Eastern Time). Absent from the reporting of this investigation is the question, Why are they still alive if the raid was so horrific? Not to mention the fact that Osama bin Laden's daughter probably isn't the best witness to extract many facts.
Then there is the idea of the picture of bin Laden's corpse being released to the public. Why do we need this? That being said, I wish the Obama administration would release the video/pictures of bin Laden's corpse being cleaned and prepared for burial, and the ultimate burial rite before the corpse was lowered into the Arabian Sea.
However, there could be a problem with how much cleaning that was actually performed, and how the corpse was wrapped in a white sheet. This process may not have been the visually pleasing process that would assist in dispelling the notion that bin Laden was disrespected in his burial. Therefore, such important documentation could become conflagration to the people's dispirited discernment that we intend to ease. .
My one regret about this is that I wish that Osama bin Laden could have been buried at sea at the oceanic dumping ground of all of the world trade center debris. It seems like it would be more fitting for him to be with the perpetrators of the act that he promoted, and they carried out.
In finality, I'd just like to thank the Obama administration for re-engaging with the task of finding and bringing the mass murderer Osama bin Laden to justice. May now the healing begin. May now we begin the process of removing our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. May now may we stand with the people of all Arab nations that desire more autonomy and less autocracy. May now we begin living not as one government, but as one world, and within that idea the strong must help the weak until there is weak no more.
Thank you, President Obama!