Galerius wrote:It's un-American and just plain wrong to be happy that someone was killed, even if it was one of the greatest executioners of innocent people in the modern age since Pol Pot.
Every human life is precious and should be respected equally.
That means that bin Laden was equally valuable and a contributing member of society as my high school teachers and the local cops.
Those folks celebrating outside the White House were barbaric; if you're happy that an evil man is gone, then there's something seriously wrong with you.
If you think about it, what they did was shoot in cold blood an old man who wasn't even important anymore - I mean, he'd killed loads of people back in the 90s and early 2000s, but honestly who even remembers that.
We shouldn't disregard our morals because of that.
Personally, if it had been me on that helicopter, I would have armed myself with only tranquilizers, given him a few minutes to pack his belongings, put him in handcuffs, read him his rights, taken a DNA and had it analyzed back at the lab, THEN I would have arrested him. Otherwise, justice is not served.
Sad to say, this chapter in the War on Terror brings us down to the level of the terrorists.
And think about President Bush, who killed literally billions of people. You who celebrate the fact that we killed bin Laden, think about this: nobody seems to blame Bush for perpetrating essentially a similar series of war crimes.Look how many people the Bush Administration killed through its phony wars. Truly, bin Laden and Bush share roughly equal responsibility for chaos in the world. Both launched attacks that deliberately killed thousands of civilians, both helped to fund and protect a regime that tormented its own people, both condoned beheadings of journalists and distributed the videos to various media, and both openly expressed a desire to rid the world of the Jews (among other ethnic groups).
But what I really hope is that we can now leave Afghanistan and Iraq immediately, since the reason we went there was to find bin Laden.
Both countries can go to hell for all I care; their infrastructure may fall apart and ethnic cleansing may ensue but I think that it's worth it, as long as our boys are brought home TOMORROW and no later.
It's not like I'm sad about his death - heavens no! - it's just that I'm sad that people are not sad about his death.
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