3 May 2011

OSAMA BIN LADEN - He owed me 10 bucks........

Well, OBL is dead, or so it seems. Mrs Behrendt isn't convinced.

I will say this on the jokes doing the rounds:
World Hide and Seek Champion 2001-2011 is pretty funny, and
OBL - He owed me 10 bucks (is my contribution).

Now if there is cynicism around the assassination then there is a reason behind that. I don't think we need to set up an investigation to find out why - people have yet to rebuild trust in the US government. So what if Obama is going for re-election, the country got their guy - OBL is dead. This isn't about OBL, it isn't about Obama - it is about doing what you say you will do.

Here is the message (no matter who the US president is) - be a terrorist, do nasty things, wreak death and destruction on innocents and then spend your life in fear because some of our guys with guns will come and find you. Your choice, but we will never give up, it might take 10 years but those will be hard years for you if you are a terrorist - you are on 'the list'.

So, regardless of our 'trust' issues, be they valid or not. Congratulations to the teams of people who have worked on this for almost ten years - you did it, thank you. Don't ever forget - when things are hard the group that prevails is often the one that doesn't give up - no matter what.

I give the demise of OBL a 5/10 in terms of changing the world. Apart from needing a new 'bad guy', the reason I wouldn't put this higher is that we all die someday........the death of OBL might be a 10/10 for some people but the rest of us will move on. We would all do well to remember Martin Luther King Jr: "That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."

So, OBL owed me 10 bucks - what about you? Do you owe me money?

Watch it sunshine :)

Thanks for reading.