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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 01:41 PM
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178. Well said
I too am amazed at the majority of blood thirsty posters on DU.
Also all the straw man arguments like " think we should have bought him an ice cream cone?"

No. But I would hope that the special forces took extra attention to trying to take OBL alive. To stand trial, and face the families of those killed on 9/11. But I suspect that there were special orders to eliminate him and any embarrassing secrets he may have had in his card deck about his relationship with the CIA, (or a smaller group group of neo-con insiders) and when it actually stopped.

Violence does beget violence. Thats why the pointless, criminal Iraq invasion in particular will reap blowback for decades to come.

I am a wanna-be pacifist. But I concede that sometimes force is needed. Backed by evidence and police work. This operation was long overdue, but celebrating a death is not what I am doing. Perhaps if he was captured soon after in Tora Bora, I would feel more enthusiastic, but after years upon years of slaughter in Afghanistan and Iraq, countries where he either never was or left apparently years ago, and all the Osama-like recruits the US army created many times over for al Qaida in the process, is NOTHING to dance about.

Celbrating the death of a man who had a leading part in deaths of thousands of innocents, by a people who's government has been and is still engaging in and/or covering up illegal, criminal war crimes where HUNDREDS of thousands, if not millions of innocents have been killed, for no other reasons it seems but to secure oil reserves, weapons and construction contracts for American mulinationals at the great expense in soldiers lives and national simply appalling.
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