I had a post scheduled for this morning but in light of the news last night I decided to save it for another day. With Osama Bin Laden dead now I can only wonder what the fallout will be. I need time to absorb this news and process what it will mean for the world.
Today I think about all the people who died on 9/11. I think about all the people who have died since then all in the name of finding and killing Osama Bin Laden. I know this is a victory for Americans but let's not forget the people from all over the world who have suffered at the hands of the Taliban.
Being Canadian, we are aware of all of our soldiers who have given their lives in Afghanistan since 9/11. Canada's role in any military effort is peacekeeping but that doesn't mean our soldiers aren't in harm's way. Canadians generally don't agree with our military being there but we do line the highways and pack the bridges to waves flags as their hearses go by. We support our troops.
There are men and women worldwide who have given everything for this moment in history. This isn't just a victory for America. This is a victory for the whole world.
Have a peaceful day.