Revenge, justice, or just an end?

posted by
May 8, 2011
The Boston Globe
by Joanna Weiss  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The celebrations, at the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, felt inappropriate somehow. Yes, America’s youth deserved a release. On the other hand, someone had died. Yet as the hand-wringing dragged on last week — over whether bin Laden was armed, or whether it would have been ideal to capture him alive — I’ve had to admit to a certain bloodthirstiness, myself. It turns out I didn’t want him to go to trial, explain himself on a witness stand, face some dignified jury of his 'peers.’ I like the idea of him dead." [editor's note: Dead after a pitched battle? Yes. Unarmed, shot in the face and thrown in the ocean? Not so much - SAT] (05/08/11)  

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