We are afraid as once we were not, not even in the darkest days of World War II when the Nazi monster threatened us.
For young people raised in the shadow of the war on terrorism, the al-Qaeda leader’s death offers a moment of relief, even as the war continues.
We may have Killed the 9-11 mastermind, but the Global War on Terror is still quite alive.
The 9-11 attacks assaulted our self-confidence and delivered a blow to our sense of well being from which we have yet to recover, a decade later.
In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the “unfinished business” of 9/11?
Remote control killings by unmanned drones in Pakistan aren’t making our country more secure.
Winning the War on Terror by spreading democracy? Our arms sales policy is working in the opposite direction.