As one of my friends pointed out on Facebook, it's been a real Disney weekend with the princess marrying her prince and the forces for good getting the bad guy. On that last point I've found it difficult to rejoice in the death of anyone. Who is to say that even the most evil-inclined terrorist could not be turned into a force for good? Would it not have been better to have taken him alive? - if of course it really was him. The conspiracy theorists are already on the case.
I find myself becoming more and more worried by West tryng to fulfil the role of a global police force. What gives us the right to insist that our form of democracy is the best and only acceptable method of government? Such arrogance is dangerous in itself. Let's face it, we can't even decide here in the UK which voting system to use and are therefore having a referendum. All sides of argument are claiming - with some justification - that the others are unfair. Maybe there's a lot to be said for benevolent dictatorship!