Osama bin Laden's face erased: The New Yorker

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on May 10 2011 2:26 PM

Osama bin Laden's death pictures may never appear for public viewing, and it seems most Americans are happy with that.

In-fact, the intrepid cover of this month's New Yorker is all we ever need to see again -- a faceless Osama. 

The plethora of images which have appeared over the years of Osama bid Laden have forever been etched into our minds. It's as if we've been branded -- forever carrying with us a scar of sadness, anger, or possibly hatred.

And although we can't simply erase his face from our minds, or remove the scar his actions may have created, we can choose to move forward.

We can choose to let his piercing image etched into our psyche, fade. 

The new cover of the New Yorker illustrated by Gürbüz Do?an Ek?io?lu, who also created the 2003 9/11 remembrance cover, managed to capture what most Americans I presume are already thinking.

It's almost as if the unembellished hand sketch of Osama, with his face erased, tells us that it's okay to let the heinous acts of that harrowing day go.

In doing so, we can honor those who lost their lives by never again giving Osama bin Laden a moment of our thoughts. 

 

 

 

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