Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? Do We Really Care?

by Dave Miller

Is Osama Dead? How does it change our lives? Or is just a ruse?

In the past months Obama’s ratings have slipped in a downward spiral.  Even the left-wing editorial comics have torn him down.  Bashing their messiah. This is bad news for the President as the elections are just around the corner. The debates start this week. He is desperate to show the world that he is competent leader.  

Last week his birth certificate finally appears.  Is it real? I don’t know and I don’t really care. But I do believe it was brought forth to distract us from other superior issues. I’m guessing it’s real. But it makes no difference in my life. I’m not going to live differently tomorrow because of this. But I do think it’s great when a conceited arrogant person must buckle to the little people.

The polls are still down.

This week we kill Osama bin Laden. Global enemy #1.  How impressive!

For years the experts said Osama bin Laden is dead. He has not been sighted since December 2001. Nine and a half years. His health was failing. The last confirmed video he looks sickly and gestures with his right hand only. His left arm is immobile, suggesting a stroke. His kidneys were failing 10 years ago, requiring dialysis treatments yet he was forced into exile in the mountains where medical care was unavailable. This deteriorating man who once loved the spotlight has not shown his face in almost 10 years.

Yet the government kept him alive in our minds. Every war needs a villain. Every commander wants a victory. Now we have a new villain. Gaddafi. So we can dispose of Osama and still have a war. We can have the cake and eat it, too. Victory and war.

I find it irritatingly amusing that just when the polls need a boost we kill a man who is presumably dead. We raid a compound that we never sighted him in. He gets shot in the face. Then we drop him in the depths of the sea. Never to be seen again.

Quite convenient.

Do I care that Osama is dead? Not really. It doesn’t change how I live. It doesn’t change any business decisions.

What I do care about is the president wasting time on wars, dead villains and pieces of parchment when greater issues are at hand.

Every hour spent on these non-issues eliminate an hour spent in pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

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