It seems as if everyone has commented on the recent battlefield death of Osama Bin Laden. And that's what it was - a battlefield death. It wasn't an "accident", it wasn't a "contingency operation", he was killed on the battlefield in America's continuing war against Islamofascist terrorists. It was a good day for America. Importantly, it was a great day for the men and women who have valiantly volunteered to hunt down terrorists like Bin Laden wherever they reside - be it the deserts of Iraq, the jungles of the Philippines or the rugged mountains of Afghanistan.
It is also a significant day for America's first responders who remain on the front lines in the war against terrorists here at home. It is a solemn, thoughtful, and bittersweet day for the many families who lost loved ones on 9-11 and for the "Gold Star" families who have lost loved ones in this now ten year war against the evildoers.
I am ever proud of my country. And this week, once again, I reminded why. Americans are unique in the world. We have a remarkable resolve. We have borne great burdens and we have made tremendous sacrifices as a country and, yet, we continue to endure. We continue to thrive. We continue to remain steadfast.
We are America. And, now, Osama Bin Laden - in his last breath of thought - knows what that means.