I'm undecided on this one, though I'm swaying towards the view that he shouldn't have been killed, instead just prevented from killing others. Was it right to kill him? What are the positives and negatives of his death?
Morally what was the right thing to do? was it a lesser of two evils?
How similar were/are the motivations of Al Qaeda and the US, they are both convinced that they religion is right are they not?
Koresh. Hello. McVeigh HELLO. yeah fck that bush family fellow conspirator; what?! I vote, I paid taxes; and hate on their bitch asses; xtian/islam rightwingers we of the freethought west love the east!
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True, Al Queda is still in operation, but I would challenge the idea that Bin Laden's death did nothing. While we certainly failed to strike when it would have made the most difference, letting him live created the perception that we're impotent and that individuals can make us live in fear without reprisal.
In the long run our best bet is to stop interfering with other cultures. If we don't give them reasons to hate us, they'll take care of extremists by themselves.
As I said earlier in the thread, I was all for killing Bin Laden. I don't think it will generate significant resentment; most would agree that he had it coming.
The resentments I spoke of were related to the U.S. interfering with the self-determination of smaller countries.
yeah, I guess the question should really be a two-parter~ "are we complete hypocrites who violate our own laws and morals? Yes. Do we feel bad about it? No."
Thats pretty much why we have a 'war on terrorism' to begin with.