Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

It's really irritating to see all the Monday morning quarterbacking that's already taking place in reference to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. As expected, he was being protected; we in the public will probably never (or at least, not for decades) know who was protecting him and why. I admit to some disappointment. I'm not averse to his being killed, but this isn't truly a war, no matter how it's been touted to the press. It's criminal activity that's led to the deaths of thousands, worldwide. I haven't looked, but many of those involved in the planning and execution of the World Trade Center event have been captured or killed. I would have liked to see ObL tried in court, in the public eye, and then had appropriate judgment carried out. This would have been a proper way to show the point of democracy to the world. He didn't permit that, though. He made sure to get himself killed in combat instead, to try to make himself into a martyr. Only time will tell if he succeeded, thereby raising even more warriors to his cause.

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