I am sorry and shamed by the reaction of some of my fellow Americans.
I'm not a death penalty proponent. But I acknowledge that there really wasn't anything else we could do but kill bin Laden. Important people who cause problems simply can't be there anymore. He set himself up for it. I get that.
After the towers came down, I saw footage in the streets of Middle Eastern countries, cheering. CHEERING the death of my countrymen. My husband knew people who died that day.
I was shaking, I was so upset. Hurt. Furious. It was as if humanity had taken a back seat to hatred. Wishing ill on others is not just anti-Christian. It's anti-HUMAN.
Of course, Americans like to think we're better than that.
Cheering and rallying at the capitol? Glee at Ground Zero? Gruesome pictures of the the Statue of Liberty holding Osama's bleeding head? Joyful posts on Facebook?
We aren't any better than our so-called enemies. Not today.