It turns out that the cynics who said Osama bin Laden was not in a cave, but was probably somewhere living in luxury, were more right than not.
He was in a million dollar compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, living with his wife and family in some of the largest and most distinctive buildings in the city and within a mile of a Pakistani military academy, the equivalent of West Point. Apparently Pakistan is more of a frenemy than a friend.
Yet, when the flag waving and chanting die down, we have to get back to the grind of making a living, keeping a roof over the head, and food on the table. These are the things that will remain pressing after the momentary glow of finally “getting Osama” is gone. You can’t eat revenge or make a bank deposit of national pride.
We have to get on with solving our domestic national security challenges: the ongoing class warfare against the poor and middleclass by the rich and the greedy, a war the attackers are steadily winning, a health care system where the best advice is don’t get sick, and an education system that is preparing our children to be slaves to consumerism and provide services the best and brightest coming in from around the world.
What we need now is for the Commander-in-Chief to turn his icy stare on the the financial terrorists who have rocked the country. He’s still going to need troops, and that’s where we, the voters come in. It’s time for us to suit up. No Navy Seal training needed.