Is It Wrong To Celebrate Bin Laden’s Death? : NPR

In a word, yes.

These “celebrations” creep me out, frankly. Be thankful that our guys accomplished their mission and got in and got out safely. Toast them. Raise your cup. Do not chant like a blithering idiot. Hubris is attractive on no one.

Laura Cunningham, a 22-year-old Manhattan reveler — gripping a Budweiser in her hand and sitting atop the shoulders of a friend — was part of the crowd at ground zero in the wee hours Monday. As people around her chanted “U-S-A,” Cunningham was struck by the emotional response. She told New York Observer: “It’s weird to celebrate someone’s death. It’s not exactly what we’re here to celebrate, but it’s wonderful that people are happy.”

via Is It Wrong To Celebrate Bin Laden’s Death? : NPR.