We don't need to sugar coat anything. Let's be honest. We executed Osama bin Laden. We didn't want to give him a trial. We didn't want to apply the rule of law. We didn't want to give him any rights at all. He was the most hated man in America, so let's just kill him. And we did. A team of Navy Seals attacked him in his bedroom, firing a shot that injured his fifth wife in the leg. Two shots from the Navy Seals struck bin Laden in the chest and in the forehead above his left eye, ripping apart his skull and splattering his blood and brain on the wall and floor. Suddenly everyone in America is using the killer's lexicon to describe what they did: the Seals fired a "double tap" at the target, two bullets. We don't have to make excuses either, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who claims the Navy Seals were "forced" to shoot Bin Laden. Feinstein and others, five days after the fact, argue we had to kill him because there were weapons near the bedroom door.
The celebrations were showcased on national television minutes after President Barack Obama broke the news in a special TV press conference from the White House, coincidentally timed to interrupt the climactic moment of his political rival's TV reality series, Celebrity Apprentice, with Donald Trump. Obama implied we should not take satisfaction in all this but I bet he got some satisfaction out of that!
No one cared how he was killed. We got our revenge. We got our vengeance. After all, bin Laden's disciples, 19 hijackers of four American commercial planes, killed nearly 3,000 people after crashing those planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. It's not a Christian thing to do by a nation whose people claim is a Christian nation. Christians forgive even their worst enemies. We pray for them. But no one was praying for Osama bin Laden. Just lusting for that revenge, even though this is a Christian country. Despite our belief in the separation of church and state, we have a religious political movement called the Christian right, which is the moral conscience of the conservative Republican Party and which believe that the only person born in Hawaii who must prove his natural American birthright to be an American president is an African American whose middle name is Hussein.