Monday, May 2, 2011

If you need me, I'll be on the Grassy Knoll.

Honestly, I don't know what is wrong with people.

We kill the single biggest symbol of evil in the 21st Century, a man responsible for thousands of deaths over the years including the ones who died on one of the darkest days this country has ever seen, and instead of celebrating the fact we turn into Oliver Stone?

I just don't get it.

Look, they wouldn't say the man was dead if he wasn't, you know, DEAD. 'Cause that's a pretty easy thing to disprove. You're either dead or you aren't; this isn't The Princess Bride where you can be MOSTLY dead. And I'm also fairly certain the President wouldn't announce he was dead unless he was 1000% and if you're wrong you're getting audited for the rest of your life sure. And you don't, and I mean DON'T fly a team of Navy Seals into ANOTHER COUNTRY and risk starting World War 3 with a nuclear armed sovereign territory if you aren't pretty freaking sure about what you're doing.

Why no pictures? So every wing nut around the world doesn't have THAT to rally around. No burial plot? Yeah, like any country with half a brain would let us drop THAT corpse off. If in fact they gave him a proper Muslim ceremony before dumping him into the ocean?

Well, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he probably wouldn't have done the same if given the chance.

This is like catching Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin all in one and for some reason every body thinks we need to put him in the Smithsonian to prove it.

It's days like today that make me love baseball even more.

A wise man once said "You see the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball".

I'd say we did all three.


Stacy said...

Best title for a post all year. :)

sittingstill said...

If nothing else, there is NO chance they would take the risk of proclaiming him dead and then having him resurface. Surely the doubters would understand that. This was an ideal strategy both to eliminate him and to leave no situation in which he could be turned into a martyr--no images to rally around, no mistreatment of the dead body.

That said, there's no way to assess irrational folks rationally...

Ted D said...

As usual Kelly, you nailed it. Especially the last line.