They killed Osama bin Laden! As an American, I do feel satisfied. But I can not say I feel elated. Perhaps if this had happened a few weeks, or months after that terrible day I would be giddy with justice service. Yes, justice has been served. He hid like a desert rat for years from the fate he deserved. But, allow me a lurid metaphor: evil hatred is a many-headed beast; cut one head off, another grows back. After ten years of sowing the seeds of this evil, there is more than one of these beasts. We certainly can not think we are safe, even though the world is better off without bin Laden himself living and hating in it.
The news says this provides closure for the families who lost loved ones that day. I hope so. Maybe they will find a little bit of peace. We will take a moment of peace whenever we can.
But, we all know this does not end the evil. It is not over. And that is why I really can not jump for joy about the death of bin Laden.