“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and make allowing for their doubting, too.
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise …”
– from “If,” by Rudyard Kipling
Tonight was a defining moment for our country, for the world and for the president of the United States. When President Barack Obama walked out alone and announced that he gave the orders for the U.S. military to kill Osama bin Laden, he was saying a lot more than that.
He was saying that all the mess and the foolishness being kicked up by the haters, the Tea Party, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh and those who, no matter what he did, only could point out the negative – you know who you are – was just that: Mess and foolishness.
As the world watched recaps of the royal wedding and reality show fans watched Star and Nene go at it on “Celebrity Apprentice,” the Big Chief took care of business. Just like he said he would. He pledged in his campaign speech that if there was an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden, he would. And he did.
September 11th, 2001 changed the world. Lives were lost. Wars were launched. The safety and security of our nation was rocked to its core. But May 1st will now go down in history because it is the day that has also changed the world, literally and symbolically.
Our country is stronger and more united than it’s been in a while, and – all partisanship aside – we have got give the president his props.
And if you didn’t believe that God doesn’t like ugly, that poetic justice is sweet, that the race is not given to the swift, nor the strong, but to he that endures to the end, you must believe it now.
Donald Trump took credit for making the president show his birth certificate; President Obama took credit for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. What?
No one knows what tomorrow will bring, let alone what will happen by the time election time comes next November. But for right now, there’s nothing bigger, nothing better. Nothing sweeter. Nothing else deserves more of our attention. Nothing can take way the momentum, the sense of justice and the sense of pride we feel for our nation, our military and our president.
Hail to the chief.