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Taking great joy in death of piece of garbage bin Laden
May 2, 2011 - Cory Giger
What a great and historic moment for our country! My first reaction to hearing Osama bin Laden had been killed was this post on my Twitter account: "Rot in hell you miserable piece of excrement."
It made me proud to be an American hearing President Obama's eloquent speech about the mission that led to bin Laden's death. Like many in this country, I still remember exactly what I was doing on that tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001, and now we'll always remember exactly what we were doing when we heard this wonderful news on May 1, 2011.
One thing I'm sure to remember is all the wonderful TV coverage that showed our nation coming together with overwhelming joy over the news of this murderous criminal finally being held accountable for his horrendous acts of violence against so many innocent people.
Yes, it's infuriating that it took this long to catch or kill bin Laden. Yes, like many others, I've criticized our government from time to time for being unable to track him down.
But they finally got him. And while, like many others, I would have preferred that bin Laden suffer immensely rotting away slowly in some tiny cell for years, I also can say that having him dead brings tremendous joy and at least some closure to one of the great tragedies in this nation's history.
Maybe it's wrong, some will say, to cheer the death of another person. But if anyone on the planet deserved to die, it was this piece of garbage.
God bless the USA!
The Associated Press People celebrate bin Laden's death at Times Square in New York.