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Monday, May 2, 2011

Unexpected Emotion

Last night I was going about my own business watching the Killing...great new AMC show by the way...check it out...and I see people blowing up Facebook and Twitter. The POTUS is going to be making a big speech...what the hell...quick I'm googling CNN on Direct TV because I can never find it.

I was in utter shock. It was a strange mix of emotions. I was happy, sad, joyful, worried, you name it. Then I felt bad...I felt bad for being so happy a person was killed. But I am happy about it. I am happy he received the justice he so rightfully deserved. True justice would be that repeated a 1000+times for the unnecessary and tragic heartbreak he caused our nation and others before and after September 11th.

While this is a HUGE step, the War on Terror is not over. The battle rages on and our men and women on the front lines. We must be vigilant in our cities. We must stand watch because there will be retaliation. But right now...I'm proud of our service members. I'm proud of the Navy Seals and the CIA and all involved for getting the job done. I'm proud to be the wife of a currently deployed airmen. I'm proud to know that right now he's serving his country and keeping us safe. I'm proud that for one night it felt like America was united and happy and together. I bawled like a baby during the President's speech, it moved me. I cried when I saw the groups gathering and singing. It was a great day to be an American. We tasted a small success that we so long deserved.

Which makes this whole birth certificate drama vomit inducing...our Commander in Chief was dealing with momentual tornado damage in the South and THIS...and he needs to deal with that crap. I think it should keep it in perspective. I don't envy the POTUS and his role at all.

Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, I don't believe this is time for politics. This is a time to show respect to those that made it happen from start to finish.


Caitlin MidAtlantic said...

I had a very similar reaction as I watched the news unfold last night. The emotion I landed on, however, was thankfulness. I am thankful that there are men and women out there willing to protect me. Men like your husband and spouses like yourself who are left at home to support the troops on a more intimate level.

Thank you, Mrs. Jetplane, for your service.

Sara said...

I completely agree. This is a time to focus on what's truly important. And, silly politics is not it.

I thank your family for being part of what makes this country so great that we can complain about things we disagree with.

caknitter said...

I was thinking the same thing. Should I be happy someone was killed? But, this monster was like a mob boss, ordering his goons to do the dirty work and celebrating after the destruction and pain he caused.
I agree there will be retaliation but it won't happen until the next psycho steps-in to take over. These terrorist never act without an order; they've been brainwashed to think this way.

About the birth certificate. I hope Trump feels like crap right now. This running for Prez is a big PR stunt and after this no one will take him seriously.
Btw, did you see the White House Correspondents Dinner on ESPN? You gotta watch it (youtube). It's hilarious. Seth Meyers killed it (excuse the pun) and President Obama let Trump have it, sort to speak.

CaraBeth said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile but this is the first time I am commenting. I am also the wife of a AF pilot, so I haven been through a lot of what you are experiencing right now (2 deployments thus far). It is really awful today (especially on FB where people feel the need to voice their politcal opinion)to see people pointing fingers at the President for the "way he handled things" or the use of "I" in his speech!? We need to unite in this time of war and recognize as a country we just took a huge step! I too would not want to be in the Presidents shoes right now!

Anonymous said...

Barry Sotero really needs to be impeached. Ugh.

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