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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 10:30 PM
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286. Nope. You are making generalizations and I am accounting for specific instances.
First, you realize that the fact that only 3-4 people died out of the 22 or so in the compound was because President Obama made the decision to send the SEAL team in rather than bomb the location to smithereens.

Second, the decision was made to make this as quick and easy an operation as possible. If Bin Laden didnt surrender immediately, he was to be shot. He didnt put his hands up so they shot him.

Third, the whole relative badness doesnt work. For instance, at the turn of the century, police in several large cities were corrupt, much more so than is asserted today. Does that mean that if they are trying to apprehend a murderer that they cannot use deadly force in some instances?

Fourth, I also take my queue to some extent from how the rest of the international community regards our actions. The only folks objecting to what we did right now are Hamas. That really helps my comfort level.
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