Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Time to Soldier On

Sunday night and Monday were times of great celebration across the entire United States of America over the long awaited death of Osama bin Laden. Americans of all stripes came together and rejoiced the death that uniquely represents real justice in our nine year long War on Terror.

However, this fight is far from over.

I know there's a sense of "let's leave Afghanistan now" and "we've finally won the War on Terror," but both assessments are absolutely incorrect and quite dangerous.

President Bush and the American people declared War on Terrorism, meaning al-Qaida and its affiliates/supporters, not one man. And while this weekend's kill is definitely stirring feelings of victory at last, we shouldn't become complacent, nor ignorant of the fight that remains.

As long as one member of the al-Qaida terrorist network, or the Taliban is still alive: America is at risk every single day. This war is much like our four decade long struggle against Communism - until the last regime and guerrilla fighter is dead - our fight is not over, and wont be until we successfully eliminate the rest of the threat.

Yesterday was to celebrate; Today is to soldier on.

What say you?

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