Frees his country, starts the breakup of the Soviet Union, gets beatified on the same day Communists used to make merry (and which belonged to Mama Mary before they tried to steal it), and spends his heaven getting a prince to quit shacking up and a bad Saudi to meet his maker.
Either that, or somebody Polish-American was feeling particularly festive today. 🙂
All this is to say that apparently, Osama Bin Laden is an ex-parrot, and (going by comic book rules) we made sure we got the body. But if nothing happens in a few more minutes, I’m going to bed. I’m not to going to sit around all night watching old footage of Osama while waiting for Obama to come on the air.
UPDATE: Bin Laden was in the same Pakistani town (Abbottabad) where they caught Umar Patek on the 13th of April.
Here’s a musical tribute, via Louis Armstrong.
And to the US guys who got him: a brass band version of the low-voice version of the Agincourt Carol. 🙂 Deo gratias!
Also, Slashdot has reported that even in Austin TX, possibly the most liberal US town not named “San Francisco”, they are hearing “numerous celebratory gunshots”. So I believe America is united on this. 🙂
BACK TO ORIGINAL POST: Don’t forget to pray for Bin Laden’s soul. He’s an enemy, and he’s dead, so that’s two good reasons for any follower of Jesus. (And no particular skin off our teeth, at this point.) This is Divine Mercy Sunday, after all, and those of us hoping for mercy have to extend prayers for it to others. Let God sort out his eternal fate.