I’m glad Osama’s dead, but I’m finding this whole thing anticlimactic. It’s not that I’m above feeling satisfaction when a mass murderer dies, but the point when I would have felt much emotion apparently passed long ago. Too many years of carnage — of countless Iraqi and Afghan civilians massacred, innocents tortured to death in secret prisons, young American soldiers blown up — weigh on me. I don’t blame people for celebrating this moment in history. I just don’t see it as a “game-changer” except, perhaps, politically.

Also, the really bad editorial cartoons starring fierce-looking eagles zooming in on bin Laden are starting to roll in. Don’t these people watch Colbert?


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.



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