I don't envy our American President...
Today was an historic day. Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, was killed in the early morning hours of May 2, 2011.
President Obama addressed the nation last night after ensuring his words were appropriate, factual, and carefully selected and told us he's been planning this with information he'd been getting since August of last year.
For his actions, President Obama led the Armed Forces with strength, courage, and character given the stress he was under and the gravity of this mission:
He had to wrestle with the possibility of failure.
He had to reconcile the possible loss of American, Pakistani, and HUMAN lives with this mission.
He had to anticipate the American Public and World Wide Reaction of these events and speak and act accordingly.
He had to also anticipate the possiblity of backlash or retaliation in violence.
He had to keep the plans discreet and guarded in order to protect us and the world.
And, for the members of Navy Seal Team 6, who carried out this most important, intimidating, and heroic of a task, I salute you.
I cannot imagine facing this task with the courage and confidence quite like the Navy Seals or President Obama. I do not envy the role of our President. But, I admire him for carrying it out in the last 24 hours with such calm, assertive leadership.
God bless you, President Obama. God bless the Navy Seals. And, God bless our men and women in the Armed Forces who are protecting peace.