Monday, May 2, 2011
"Anything We Set Our Mind To"
"America can do anything it sets its mind to."
Those words from President Obama last night when referring to the tracking down and killing of world terrorist and mass murderer, Osama Bin Laden.
Indeed, a great weight has been lifted from the world's shoulders and though final justice took almost ten years and required a cost of two wars, thousands of lives and a trillion dollars, it has finally come.
A force for evil has been removed from the planet.
Still, it is the words quoted above that most stuck out (to me) last night in President Obama's announcement of the long awaited achievement.
...."anything America puts its mind to."
They, in fact, stand in sharp contrast to an article from the Wall Street Journal of just a few days ago:
The article, entitled, "Falcons at New York's JFK Airport Join Flock of the Unemployed." (They lost their contract to chase gulls; USDA guns take over.") describes the replacement of falcons at the airports with shotguns and bullets.