odds and ends

Bin Laden

I’m glad to see the general tone of reaction about his being killed being toned down a bit in the days after the event. Frankly, I was a bit shocked at the glee that had been expressed. Most of the commentators I follow have now come out and said pretty much the same thing. I can’t say I’m unhappy that he’s dead, but I can’t get too happy about any killing. I was actually afraid to post that feeling the day after we heard the news. I half expected someone to ask me if I couldn’t enjoy Bin Laden’s death, whose death could I enjoy? is there a word to describe the fear of irony?

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