Sunday, May 08, 2011

from Maureen Dowd

Here and in Rainy Day Thought blog, I have voiced my opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Because it agreed with my opinion but also because it made sense to me, I especially liked what Maureen Dowd said in today's New York Times and hope nobody misses it.

5 comments:

Rain said...

I just have to add this one to that one. It was also in NYTimes and about something the social psychologist called collective effervescence-- okay or something like that but it goes into the experiences people had when they learned bin Laden's reign of terror had ended-- the passion and ecstasy that is found in tribal religious rituals when communities come together to sing, dance around a fire and dissolve the boundaries that separate them from each other and he felt that that had been such a moment.

Kay Dennison said...

I like the way it was done. It had class. And I was glad to hear that he was dead. bin Laden was a specter that had loomed over this country too long. And a pox on those who want to see the body, I say: Damn it!!! If a Navy SEAL tells you he killed someone, you can take that thought to the bank.

Ingineer66 said...

Well said Kay.

Robert the Skeptic said...

I am so glad they killed rather than captured him, holding and trying him would have led to a huge propaganda circus and served as a catalyst for escalating unrest. It's "done" there isn't much Al-Queda can do but vow revenge... and we expected that.

Rain said...

I agree. There is sure a lot of conspiracy talk and except for how serious this all is, it'd be humorour. A fair amount is coming from the new age community who buys into the idea that he was killed 10 years ago and the death hidden for secret purposes until now. *mystical music* It is so nutty and requires such a group of liars in all realms of military and government, secrets that would be nearly impossible to keep, that it's amazing anybody believes it. For me, it should invalidate to anybody anything else these people might supposedly predict; but it's like all conspiracy talk-- always somebody to swallow the swill.