Monday, May 02, 2011

BINGO: Osama bin Laden is now in paradise with his virgins. Excellent news, that's for sure, though -- even as I understand and share the happiness and relief -- it still grates a little to see people out on the streets celebrating with chants and so forth. It's one thing to be happy for positive news privately (no doubt the world is a little better today than it was yesterday), and another is to do what we have criticized of the so-called "Arab street" after an attack: celebrating it as a sport victory of sorts.