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But I Hear No Sound

I have conflicted feelings about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Not conflicted feelings about the incident itself, but about the reactions. I feel relief, but something else too. I don’t know what it is, really. I understand the desire on the part of folks to acknowledge and even celebrate, but I found the Super Bowl victory style cheering a bit jarring.

I found two interesting takes: The New Republic ran a pseudonymous piece by a Delta Force commander who was at Tora Bora in late 2001, the other is a piece by Sister Mary Ann McGivern.


  1. BruceJ wrote:

    I think digby nailed it.

    What she didn’t outright say is that we’ve raised a generation of monsters to win elections.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
  2. Walt Stephenson wrote:

    I agree with you, Ted. The killing of Bin Laden is a time for reflection and a sigh of relief.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink