OK so we got bin Laden, but aside from the national testosterone buzz, here in the marbled halls of IM central we just don't see what the big whoop is. We mean, Osama became irrelevant about two wars ago, didn't he?
When someone as dull as George Bush could figure out back in 2002 that bin-Laden had served his purpose after we invaded Iraq, well, we just have to wonder what all the fuss is about. It's not like those crazy goat herders in the mountains of Afghanistan are all going to go back to growing poppies and our troops will come home.
It's not like we don't still have 40,000 troops in Iraq.
It's not like we aren't fighting another war in Libya.
You know, if you think about it, we've been fighting one war or another since World War II ended, about 60 some years now. You got your Korean war, your Vietnam war, Granada, Panama, Bosnia. Iraq I, Son of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and little side trips here and there like Lebanon and Somalia, et cetera so forth and whatnot.
We spend more on our military than anyone in the world, and more than the next 21 countries combined, course when you'll invade a country because it has too many consonants in its name we guess that makes a certain amount of sense in a make the world safe for democracy while you wreck your own country sort of way.
President Obama said justice had been done, which we thought was an odd thing for a lawyer to say what with them supposed to be all about the process and all. Well, maybe that is the process these days. After 60 years things have a way of becoming habits, you know?