In the decade leading up to his death, I thought we were all on the same page about wanting this person removed from the earth for the good of all. No? I must not be reading enough and have my finger well and truly off the public pulse.
Some of the international press (and surprisingly some US press) have criticised the operation claiming it was more of an assassination than an attempt to capture and charge him for his crimes. Really? Who gives a fuck at the end of the day? He’s a bad person, he liked threatening death on a lot of people (claiming responsibility for 9/11 in 2004.. don’t you watch his videotapes?) and has occasionally delivered on these threats. If they captured him, I’m sure the plan would be torture him big time at gitmo (again, no issue with that) and then eventually put him down. I’m sure they didn’t have to shoot him in the eye but as far as I’m concerned, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Then there’s the whole, it was a revenge killing. Ok… sure it was, and? Seriously, what am I missing here? Why does anyone have to feel bad about how this all played out or that he was killed in front of his family etc. I agree, it’s not a nice way to go… neither is leaping to your death from the roof top of a building because someone crashed a plane into your building.
The common criticism goes something like “well, the US is responsible for killing many Iraqis with no real ties to Al-Quaeda”. Let’s separate these two things. That is absolutely true and Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and a legion of CIA people completely deserve to get shot in the eye and throw into the ocean also. It really fucking annoys me that Bush is grinning happily from his hillbilly ranch no doubt happy about Bin Laden‘s murder while obviously incredibly jealous this happened on his successor’s watch (small justice). Real justice would be that he and Cheney (the real US president at the time) are sent to some piece of shit Iraqi prison, managed by Iraqis and are forced to waterboard each other daily while Celine Dion sings live 24/7 in their cell without reprise.
Let’s keep this really simple, people who kill others whether it’s one or thousands, deserve death. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a US president, vice president, leader of Al-Quaeda, shop keeper, Hyundai car salesman, Wall St billionaire etc. We shouldn’t care how death is dealt out and we shouldn’t feel sorry for them.
And one last thing, can we please see Bin Laden’s death shot so that the conspiracy theorist nutjobs can shut the fuck up?