Yes, the Wicked Witch is dead.
The world is certainly a better place without Osama Bin Laden in it.
I would have preferred that Bin Laden had been captured and put on trial, but I suppose he had no intention of allowing that to happen. A capture and trial would have highlighted the difference between vendetta and justice. It also would have softened the inevitable images of Americans celebrating.
I feel satisfaction, not joy, at Bin Laden’s death. Crowds of Americans exalting in celebration over the death of an enemy is predictable, and even understandable, on some level. Despite this, all I can think of when seeing such displays is the footage of extremists around the world celebrating like fools the death of thousands on 9/11. I despised them for celebrating death.
It would have been nice to think that Americans were better than that, but I suppose a mob is a mob, no matter how enlightened the individuals.
Update: Damn. Now I can’t get that blasted song out of my head…