Thoughts on Bin Laden’s Justice

A few thoughts about Osama bin Laden finally being brought to justice, nearly 10 years after 9/11.

Congratulations to President Obama, who has clearly distinguished himself from Jimmy Carter, whose attempted rescue of the Iran hostages was a debacle. I’m just glad Mr. Obama wasn’t able to close Guantanamo Bay as he had promised; we apparently were able to extract key intelligence information from the terrorists being held there. Let’s just hope it wasn’t obtained through waterboarding!

Let’s also resist the temptation to close up shop against the terrorists. This is an important and highly symbolic victory, but, unfortunately, the war on Islamist terror goes on. We’ll need to keep our guard up even more in the coming days.

Finally, I wonder if in his final minutes whether bin Laden cried for mercy … mercy he denied nearly 3,000 victims a decade ago.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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