Noam Chomsky: Osama bin Laden’s Death: There Is More To Say
Noam Chomsky: Osama bin Laden’s Death: There Is More To Say Information Clearing House: ICH:
“Robertson usefully reminds us that ‘It was not always thus. When the time came to consider the fate of men much more steeped in wickedness than Osama bin Laden – namely the Nazi leadership – the British government wanted them hanged within six hours of capture.
President Truman demurred, citing the conclusion of Justice Robert Jackson that summary execution ‘would not sit easily on the American conscience or be remembered by our children with pride … the only course is to determine the innocence or guilt of the accused after a hearing as dispassionate as the times will permit and upon a record that will leave our reasons and motives clear’.’
The editors of the Daily Beast comment that ‘The joy is understandable, but to many outsiders, unattractive. It endorses what looks increasingly like a cold-blooded assassination as the White House is now forced to admit that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot twice in the head.'”
Posted by Gunny G at Sunday, May 22, 2011