Monday, May 2, 2011

A Special Thank You Note to the Government of the United States of America!

The government of the United States of America kept its promise yesterday to the victims and families of the September 11, 2001 horror. By taking out Osama Bin Laden, the government of United States of America made well on her promise to bring to justice those involved in the Killing of innocent souls at the New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the open field in the State of Pennsylvania. The long arduous road to justice for citizens of over ninety countries and the United States had not been easy. There were twists and turns in the search for the perpetrators of the dastardly act. The Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda International Terrorist Network taunted the citizens of this nation and the west, occasionally releasing taped communications of how far their network is going to make life difficult for the citizens of the West and their close allies.

In all this time, there had been a lot of reflections, life style changes, ten different memorial years and painful reminders of the events of September 11, 2001, including the deaths of additional 350 or more first time responders to the over 2,800 lives that were lost on that day. The two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had not yielded the master perpetrator of the ill-fated day; and, the changes in the White House’s oval office had not produced any actionable leads until most recently. However, after the long arduous wait, came yesterday, when the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, II, called his wise men and women into the barn and literally said: it is time to avenge the sufferings of my people. It is time to keep one of my campaign promises to my country and my people; it is time to bring out the masquerade away from the leaves. With the help of the best of the bests, the Navy Seal, President Obama proceeded to avenge the deaths and sufferings of the innocent souls, the crying and mourning families, the broken hearted widows and widowers, the fatherless and the motherless, victims of the deranged madman called Osama bin Laden.

One modest undertaking of Obama’s administration was found in the way it has handled the dissemination of information regarding the operations to ensure that justice was served. The President and his administration have restrained themselves from announcing any victory or mission accomplished banner with respect to fighting global terrorism. They have shown so much restraint and encouraged the public to do likewise because of the chameleonic nature of the war against terrorism and those still in the throes of things. President Obama hasn’t been a hawkish and war prone leader; however, the two foreign wars that America is involved, had fallen on his laps. He may not like wars, but he’s got two right now that he’s got to make good decisions regarding, whether to terminate and bring the hard working military men and women home, soonest or not. The President may not want the nation and the world to be loud about his administration’s achievement in bringing the lead perpetrator of the September 11, 2001 nightmare to justice; and a simple statement from him as “justice has been served” maybe just enough for his humility; however, those of us who are completely in love with his leadership style, will like to say: Thank You! Thank You !! and Thank You!!!

As Proud Americans, we will like to repeat the words of the Star Spangle banner, and let everyone read each of its sentences over and over again, for us to appreciate why we need to come together as a nation to solve the other few domestic issues that have been giving us some headaches lately: jobs creation, balancing our budgets and paying down our national debts:

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


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