Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dead (or dead)

Although pains were taken to hide the identity of the SEAL Team Six officer who took part in last year's raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, his true name was revealed today.    Regardless of the propriety of this or whether he should have written the account at all, the implication he makes -- that the goal of the raid was to kill Obama period, not to kill only if he resisted capture -- is worrisome.   That one can do whatever he or she wants to achieve a goal.

To be very brief:  I don't mind Osama being dead, to be honest.   But it would have been more satisfying to see him stand trial for the crimes he committed in Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan and Pakistan, as well as in the United States.   I believe no expense should be spared at rounding up the rest of the gang -- but it should be done with an aim to justice, not revenge.

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