I originally wrote this BEFORE the president’s announcement. As you can see, I’ve now updated it with the video…
Waiting for President Obama to make the announcement that Osama bin Laden is dead.
And wondering what happens now. I’ve wondered that for 10 years: If bin Laden is dead, what does it change? Does the struggle end? Of course not. He’s now a martyr. But it’s still a huge moment.
And what will the president tell us it means, as he sees it? This is so un-Obama — Under my leadership, we have killed our enemy — what will he say? And what will he tell us to expect next? What will he say HE intends to do?
What does this mean NOW, against the context of the turmoil, the rise of democracy, sweeping through the region?
If I were the president, I’m not sure what I would say. So I’m preparing to watch, and listen.
I expect you are, too.
If you’d like to react, here’s a place to do it…