WHY DID WE KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN?
Why did we kill Osama Bin Laden and not just capture him? After all he was essentially unarmed. They said he was about to reach for some rifles in the corner of the room, but they could have wounded him. But the President ordered the Seals to kill him and they did.
It is generally believed that Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Although he was the Founder and Leader of Al Qaida and essentially responsible for 9/11, he was not the mastermind of 9/11. We know the mastermind to have been Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the number three in command of Al Qaida; we have him imprisoned in Guantanamo since he was captured on 1 March 2003. He has been sitting there for 9 plus years and we have been unable to prosecute, convict, and sentence him. A logical question would be “why.”
Our Justice Department and essentially the President are totally inept at handling the potential trial of this man. We should have tried him within the first year after capture. We could learn some things about swift justice from the Iraqis, who did not take very long to try and administer justice to Saddam Hussein.
The real reason why we killed Bin Laden is because, if he were just captured, he would wind up in one of our prisons where he would stay indefinitely because we could not ever make up our minds on what to do with him. He could have joined his number 3 man there where they both could enjoy TV and reading their beloved Koran.
We have an Attorney General who is more interested in harassing Gibson Guitar than he is in protecting our Country from real criminals.
Sometimes I wonder how we profess to be so intelligent when in reality our government is so stupid.
nicola michael Tauraso, M.D.