I guess I am not normal. I didn't feel like dancing in the street with an American flag after Osama bin Laden got his just desserts in a hail of gunfire in Pakistan. I remember seeing images of many dancing in the streets in the middle east after the Twin Towers fell. I could not figure out why those people would celebrate death in such a manner. Last night I saw Americans doing the same thing celebrating the death of the world's consummate terrorist. Maybe I have a psychological shortcoming of some kind. I am kind of glad I do.
I am not a bleeding heart for bin Laden. He and his kind need to be expunged. Dancing in the street seems a bit over the top though. Being euphoric about death is just plain weird. Even if justice is served. Now, this country needs to figure out why bin Laden was supported by so many in his attacks on western democracies. Deep down there are underlying reasons for that support. We need to fix our policies so that support evaporates.
One of the things that would get me dancing in the street is this country would be leaving Iraq and Afghanistan and bringing our fighting troops home. I was really happy to see Congressman Martin Heinrich write a letter to President Obama asking him to do so. That alone makes me think he should be elected as a Senator.