Tonight, the President of the United States announced to the world that during a military/CIA operation, Osama Bin Laden was killed by US personnel and that the US has possession of his body.
This man has defined our national security and foreign policy for the past decade. His efforts from a cave in the mountains of Pakistan and that of his fundamentalist followers have cost thousands of American lives and countless hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan lives. Though rarely have I wanted someone dead, this man was one of those few. I only hope that his death will bring some closure to those who lost families in the attacks from 9/11 and those who have sacrificed their lives in wars caused by the actions of so few lead by this man, Osama Bin Laden. If it is an end of an era, let's just hope the beginning of the next is a bit less violent.