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The "Celebration" of Bin Laden's Death Shows Bad Taste

Posted May 02 2011 12:00am
Call me crazy – but waking up to this morning’s news was eye opening – to say the least. 

I ask myself what we are becoming.  I understand that we determined that Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 and that yes, he was a bad person – But celebrating a man’s death is very unbecoming, in bad taste, and just plain wrong. 

The morning news anchors were interviewing military personnel with questions like:  Where were you when you heard the good news? - Seriously? There were also clips of “celebrations” of people singing and drinking. 
It’s not like the assassination of one leader is going to end terrorism.  I get the whole “justice is finally served” thing and I do understand the trauma that Americans have endured as a result of this leader’s actions…  
However, I do find it totally disturbing that the media is calling it a celebration.  Since when is the death of any life to be celebrated? 
A military victory that helps to protect our country and the world at large should be a quiet conversation or moment of reflection between those who wish to discuss the matter.  A simple, informative announcement by the media and our government would suffice.   
A wild party celebration where we shout victory to the world only makes us, as a country, look like Neanderthals at best. 
I am saddened by the lack of humanity depicted by the media. 

Two wrongs do not make a right.                
By TR Hughes, © 2010 All rights reserved worldwide.
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