10 March 2013

Bin Laden's legacy, and justice not served

Osama bin Laden would have turned 56 today. In a way, I wish he were here to observe the occasion from behind the bars of a federal prison, where he would be held accountable for his crimes against the West - like his son-in-law - and spend the rest of his days in an American cage.

Instead, he was killed by U.S. special forces, and his punishment quickly ended in a spray of bullets. His followers see him as a martyr, and are further energized in their jihad, even as their resources are weakening.

As relieved as I am that bin Laden himself poses no further threat to my nation, I can't help but think that assassination can't truly be called justice.

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