On May 1, Osama bin Laden was killed in a mission by United States Navy Seals. The Collegian asked the students of San Joaquin Delta College what they thought about the death of the Sept. 11, 2011 mastermind.
“I feel that it’s a great success for the United States of America. However, I believe that people are celebrating too soon. This conflict will not be over until every soldier is back home safe and sound,” said Kyle Boley, 23.
“I thought he was dead already and I do not see the end in sight,” said Daniel Rubio, 20.
“Maybe with his death our country can get back to doing what it does best — finding another enemy,” said Jason Cutler, 25.
“The death of Osama bin Laden is an achievement for our nation and some closure for the victims of the September 11 attacks,” said Chris Sandoval, 25, former U.S. Marine.
“I think while some other leader will rise up and still lead, it is a big hit in morale to the terrorists and a big morale victory for the U.S.,” said Adam Hendricks, 24.
“I am very conflicted, he was evil but it’s never a good thing to celebrate when someone dies,” said Joseph Robinson, 18.
“The head of al Qaeda is finally gone so some peace of mind is given to the USA and other countries. However, we better think about his followers also because I am pretty sure that he will be a martyr setting a historical example for them,” said Jess Robinson, 20.
“I don’t care if he is dead the issue I am worried about is our economy at home,” said Natalie Medina, 25.