Jonathan Haidt in the New York Times:
…I believe that last week’s celebrations were good and healthy. America achieved its goal — bravely and decisively — after 10 painful years. People who love their country sought out one another to share collective effervescence. They stepped out of their petty and partisan selves and became, briefly, just Americans rejoicing together.
He makes some interesting points and I can certainly understand why many would want to celebrate. But that doesn’t change the fact that this was cold-blooded murder. It was responding to hate with hate. And, it will probably unleash a whole new generation of anti-American hatred and violence. Is that all worth celebrating?