Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Extra-judicial Killing of Osama bin Laden

  • Thomas Fleming wonders "how an assassination on foreign territory where we do not have permission to operate can be described as an act of justice" — Rule by Assassination.

  • Brian J. Foley explains "why patriotic Americans should be angry that Bin Laden was killed" — Trial By Hit Squad.

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    Blogger Grim said...

    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.

    11:21 AM  
    Blogger Scott said...

    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..,

    1:19 PM  
    Blogger The Western Confucian said...

    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.

    4:32 PM  

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