A quick search on Google will bring them up,(mostly discredited.) but no... I am not going to post them here.
Well, because I'm lazy. That's basically that. I don't believe in any dignity in death. At the end of the day, we are all made out of meat.
Nor do I fear retaliation from anyone.
I just figure I had to type it in to image search, you can too, if you are interested.
I will admit that I did have a look. Not just at the OBL post-mort but ALL those that died in the U.S tactical strike, as well. Even the helicopter.
It was curiosity, really.
I was perhaps thinking I'd feel a sense of closure or disgust or emotion of some sort as a patriotic American.
I think what surprised me the most was my utter lack of feeling.
Nothing. Nothing at all.
I didn't feel relief that this man was dead.
I didn't feel righteously justified. I didn't feel smug.
As an American, I really expected some sort of reaction.
There was nothing.
He just looked like a dead old man. I've seen plenty of those.
There was nothing special.
The thing that did stick in my mind the most was that on his body they found eye-drops and nasal spray.
It's allergy season. I carry the same things. Heh.
He was just human.
They said he also had Vaseline, too. It amuses me to know that it's an American brand. Hey, when you live in the desert, I bet your skin gets chapped really easy. Fuck it. If the infidels sell the best skin care products, I suppose you're going to buy from them, no matter who you are.
Because that's what humans do. They rationalize and justify everything.
Even their Vaseline purchases.
I didn't see any monsters in those pictures. I just saw...people. Dead people. Messy meat that we'll all become someday. You. Me. Everyone. Just people.
People killing themselves and others over imaginary friends. Americans do that every day. Why was he so different? Because they got lucky and killed a whole bunch at once? Does that make him "more evil" than our home-grown terrorists? I honestly don't know.
I feel more outrage at Dr. Tiller's murderer than I do Bin Laden.
Both were apparently following the word of god. Both were apparently following their hearts.
I wonder how I'll feel when I see the corpse of Roeder.
Are they any different than the Mullahs that teach hate in mosques?
Don't they inspire violence just as passionately?
I didn't even see any evil in the compound pictures, and I expected to.
I wondered briefly if those dead men had families...... but I didn't really care.
I've no great love of Arabic Muslim men. I've never met one that wasn't a misogynist. If they did or didn't have wives and children, I still can't dredge up any feeling at all. The world probably is a better place without them in it, but the world would be a better place without a lot of people in it.
Don't get me wrong. I am so proud it was our "soft, spineless democrat" president that did what he had to do. It probably secured him re-election. It made Ground Zero an AMERICAN issue again, not just a Republican one. (Though the haters sure came out in full force, huh?) The issue itself is something to celebrate, but the deaths specifically? Meh.
I realized today that my week wouldn't have been any different whether Bin Laden was killed or not. I'm still going to drink too much beer this weekend. I'm still going to cycle to work on Monday.
Is that kind of apathy strange for an American?
At the end of the day, when I saw the pictures of that dead old man, I just saw pictures of a dead old man.
I traced the entrance wounds with my finger and figured where the superiomedial corner was internally damaged. I was able to picture the angle and size of the exit wounds. It was just another
corpse. The cause of death wasn't even mildly interesting and after a brief glance, I was finished.
For a decade, Americans have been waiting for those photos.