Monday, May 2, 2011

What are your thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the reaction that took place on campus and around the US?

I'll start celebrating when we bring our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. I am proud that our president accomplished a major goal. I hope we can unify around this accomplishment, and transition to the peace that we have been promised ever since we put troops in the Middle East.  -Chris Rhodenbaugh

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Osama bin Laden: Dead At Last

Osama bin Laden was just officially confirmed dead by President Obama. I hope that this triumph brings a bit of closure to those who lost loved ones in the September 11th attacks and the resulting war. While I listen to the periodic chant of "USA! USA! USA!" erupt from the first floor of the LaFortune Student Center at Notre Dame, I also hope we pause to once again celebrate the lives that were lost almost ten years ago. But certainly, I do not fault anyone who pops open a bottle of champagne - it's been a long time coming.