In The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas famously shows us that justice can take many years of pain and suffering to emerge from the darkness. But if you believe in God, as I do, you likely have confidence that the world's most vicious, heartless villains will eventually be held to account for their crimes against humanity.
Like the coward he is, Osama bin Laden is purportedly taunting Americans from whatever cave he's hiding in, likely somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistani border. He doesn't have the guts to fight U.S. troops hunting for him head on, instead sending troubled youths to strap on bombs or use children as human shields, so the doomed terrorist issues crackling, propaganda-filled audiotapes.
This time, bin Laden claims responsibility for the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, according to various media reports.
"The message delivered to you through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of the previous messages sent by the heroes of the Sept. 11," the terrorist purportedly said. "America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine," he added.
How's this for security, Osama? I am posting this message from an airplane on a blog dedicated to the U.S. troops who are going to take you down. I feel completely secure on this flight, thanks to the brave men and women who have captured and killed the misguided followers of your murderous ideology before they ever reach our shores. America wins, you lose, and the families of the thousands of innocent people you have ordered to death will see you brought to justice.