I wonder how many people will stumble onto my blog because they are searching for bin Laden? Probably more people than Google "Kim Quilts Nude" (which will also bring you here, oddly enough). Of course, the search for bin Laden has moved to the virtual realm now that the real life hunt is over.
And can I just start by saying I was kind of annoyed at missing the last ten minutes or so of Amazing Race when reporters broke in to start speculating about the nature of the news long before the president was ready to speak? And by the time he did, it was kind of old news. Still, he gave a pretty good speech, although I was a little preoccupied, wondering who had been eliminated from the Amazing Race this week.
And what did you think of bin Laden's luxury compound? We have a city in Sacramento County called Rio Linda. When Rush Limbaugh had a local radio talk show, he made fun of Rio Linda again and again. You know what? Bin Laden's luxury compound looks a lot like some of the larger homes in Rio Linda. But maybe it was a lot nicer inside than it looked outside? With several wives, wouldn't you think they'd get together and hire a good decorator? Still, what kind of mansion doesn't have a TV?
Seriously, though, I'm a little bothered about the way bin Laden met his end. Yeah, I'm pretty darn certain he deserved exactly what he got, but I think I'm just too indoctrinated into America's justice system and the "innocent until proven guilty" standard to feel comfortable with our special forces dropping in and gunning down an unarmed bad guy. I think there are a lot of other countries in the world who may question the way we went about doing things too. I guess it just doesn't seem very American or very honorable of us in some ways. Then again, when I think about 9/11, I'm conflicted. I guess this type of thing is never pretty, neat, and clean, is it?
The "proof of death" conspiracy theorists seem a little too far out there for my way of thinking. I just can't get behind the idea of faking the news of bin Laden's death because of the incredible loss of credibility that would result if/when it was proved false. Probably worse than that "weapons of mass destruction" thing. But who knows for sure? I do kind of enjoy watching documentaries speculating about subjects like Roswell and the Kennedy assassination. WAS there another shooter on the grassy knoll? I guess there will always be speculation. Same with bin Laden's death.
But you know what I'm looking forward to? A made for TV mini series about the raid on bin Laden's compound. Remember the movie Raid on Entebbe? Like that. I think that would be really interesting, just as long as no news dude broke into the end of the movie because of some other breaking news story. That would really annoy me.