May 3, 2011

Was Bin Laden's Death a Victory Over Racism?

Pamela Lightsey, Religion Dispatches

Last night, nine years, seven months and twenty days after September 11, 2001, President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a targeted military action in Pakistan. One principle of just war theory has been fulfilled: To redress a wrong suffered.

As a veteran of the United States Army, and one whose son served in the US Army during the first days of the war in Iraq, for all the many nights I fell asleep looking at the news hoping not to hear the dreaded “knock on the door” with news of a soldier lost at war, I have mixed feelings about bin Laden’s death.

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TAGGED: racism, Barack Obama, Osama bin Laden

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