Osama bin Laden death creates potential consequences

Megan Battaglia, Multimedia Editor

On Monday, May 2 it was all over the cover of magazines, newspapers, and websites. It was set as people’s Facebook statuses and was trending on Twitter.

No, it’s not the royal wedding. That’s old news. The recent talk amongst Americans is the death of Osama bin Laden.

With the recent death of bin Laden, Americans have been celebrating. But why are we celebrating the death of someone whose country would like to celebrate the death of us? It makes us no better than them.

While America may have been seeking justice by killing bin Laden, I fear that this will just lead to another terrorist attack. It seems as if Al Qaeda and America itself only wish to seek revenge on each other. By killing the terrorists’ leader, they may want to retaliate by killing our president. Then what?

If America truly wanted to seek justice, the government should have kept bin Laden captive. Surely that would have caused bin Laden pain without killing him and relieving him of suffering.

The American government’s position was a difficult place to be. I would want bin Laden to suffer for all of the damage that he had caused and the havoc that he wreaked upon our country, but I don’t believe the killing of bin Laden is true justice.

I hate to say it, but America, our government made a mistake. Killing bin Laden right away wasn’t justice in this situation.

At this time we should be celebrating the return of our troops rather than the death of a criminal. Now that we have killed the man responsible for all of this, who knows how long our troops will remain away from home trying to protect our country?

America, we may have created more trouble for ourselves than we were in before.

Megan Battaglia is a Multimedia Editor for “The Patriot” and jcpatriot.com.