"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Law, Republic Not Empire, Terrorism, War and Rumors of War
posted by Iosue Andreas Sartorius at 10:28 AM (Permalink)
The man was an enemy commander and as such is a perfect legitimate target. I see nothing to indicate that he tried to surrender. As such under all American traditions it was a completely righteous kill.
Yeah, can't say I feel much concern over the way this was handled. There's a chance that with Osama out of the picture, the American people will be even less patient about our involvement in Afghanistan and our departure will be hastened. Here's for hoping..,
The plot thickens -- Bin Laden's Daughter, 12, Sees Her Father Shot As It Emerges Human Shield Was NOT Wife and Concerns raised over shooting of unarmed bin Laden, burial.If someone of the stature (and girth) former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt called the action "quite clearly a violation of international law," it's not beyond the pale to have questions.
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