and already there’s a @ghostosama on Twitter. I’m starting to think the only response worth having to the death of Osama Bin Laden is that of humor. It has sparked such a debate amongst people. Some claim it was a political move and such a great victory for Obama, others scream we are the terrorist in this fight and should have sought to arrest him and bring him to justice ( which come on that is a nice thought, but honestly who wants their tax dollars wasted on such a trial anyway…plus my understanding was he refused to surrender anyway…double tap bang bang problem solved), yet other have celebrated, while some have scoffed at the idea of celebrating over someones death even over the death of a monster. I’ve been seeing this pop up around the internet

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

I mean that is beautiful, but its not practical nor is it a solution. I hope one day it could be, because I certainly prefer those words to violence any day. However I think Alfred Pennyworth had a more fitting mantra

“Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Men like this…men like Osama Bin Laden in my opinion need to be met with force…deadly force if necessary. I’ve never heard of or seen a candle end a war or stop a mad man no bullets, guns, swords, knives, weapons do that sort of thing. Sad but true.

The worst part about all of this is its only a temporary victory at best. The worst is yet to come. I’m sure there are far worse individuals waiting in the wings that might make Osama and Hitler look like saints. We need our heroes now more than ever from the local police officer to the most elite secret black ops bad asses of the US Military.

As for me I’m not going to lose any sleep over Osama’s death. Nor am I going to celebrate it either. Nor am I going to slam those who do. I feel for those who have lost loved ones in this conflict on both sides. I will honor our military heroes. If anything else I’ll try to have a sense of humor….after all none of us make it out alive.