I remember telling someone Sunday night when we first learned that Osama bin Laden had been killed to “watch how many different stories will be released about the Osama bin Laden Assassination.” And it was an assassination, Obama partically tells us from the east room. Here's the video, at frame 4:24 through 4:27 President Obama partically tells us that Osama bin Laden was killed" AFTER" the fire fight, not during the fire fight.
This story is growing more endings as it has been days since the event. We have gone from bin Laden going down in a blaze of glory to him using one of his wives as a human shield, to him being unarmed but “resisting.” How much a sick man who has allegedly been on kidney dialysis for over a decade can resist is questionable.
The story has also changed in regard to his wife, who was subsequently killed early Monday morning to only being wounded Tuesday … will she still be “wounded” tomorrow?
I’m not sure about everyone else, but killing an unarmed man without a trial is not an execution … it’s simply an assassination to me. Yes, I know, he’s the prime suspect in the deaths of 3,000 people (or was in one of his many number twos who we point to as the mastermind many years ago?), but men like Slobodan Milsevic and Augusto Pinochet were responsible for the deaths of thousands more, but each received a trial … or in Pinochet’s case, walked free as a hero for many years. How is bin Laden different from them, aside from being the official head of a state?, to which the Geneva Convention gives protection to in a time of war, oh yeah, that's right, he wasn't in Geneva.
And how is bin Laden any different than terrorists like Jose` Luis Posada, an airplane bomber that the US has harbored and refused to extradite for his crimes? Would the US be expected to be “just fine” if a Cuban assault team descended on Posada’s home and killed him dead without a trial?
It’s been rather bizarre that the liberals hail the act as a triumph for Obama. They’ve truly come together and joined in on what will become one of the greatist deceptions since "Roswell", and stand by Obama decision "NOT" to release the "Osama in death" photos”.
Apparently, from what I’ve been told, there’s no benefit in taking him alive, So I say to the President, validate this Act and release those photos. After all, Mr. President,you watched the assult in the White Houses Imax theater. Surely, I’d agree that it might have actually harmed a lot of people in Washington and the corporate world if he were still alive in the fall of 2012, not to mention all those bave children that volunteered for duty to hunt him down and kill him. But for everyone else, an open trial for the man might have been an eye opener as to how our government behaves in the world.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be even what “everyone else” wants either.