Right after 9-11 the Taliban offered to turn over Bin Laden to the US for a trial.
The typical American Empire response was to blow the offer off and kill more innocent Afghanis than were killed at 9-11. It came out that Osama didn't resist with arms so they just murdered him.
Why not have a trial and learn something ? Let's take the editor's logic to its reductio ad absurdum.
If we had killed Stalin in the 20s we would have saved 70 million Soviet lives. If we had killed Mao in 1949 we would have saved 110 million Chinese lives. If we had killed Castro in 1959 we would have saved 17,000 lives. We DID save tens of thousands of lives by killing the Communist mass murderer Patrice Lumumba, who was busy setting up a Communist dictatorship in the mode of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghna. And the list goes on and on.
Pinochet took 3,000 Chilean lives but it was nothing compared to what would have happened if Allende had established the full fledged Communist state that he was working for.
On what basis should we have killed Saddam Hussein in 2002 ? He wasn't involved with 9-11. At the time of the limited gassing of the Kurds in 1987 the Reagan Administration claimed that Iran had done it.
So when was FedGov lying ? But old libs love to get their rocks off reliving the not so glorious days of the mythical 'Good War' under what amounted to a virtual dictatorship here.
The editor still can't get over Ralph Nader's challenging the DLC clone Gore. Gore chose LIEBERMAN was his running mate, for Christ's sakes what more do you need to know ? Nader criticized Israel and a litany of anti-progressive measures undertaken by the Clinton Administration. Gore had no response because Nader's accusations were all true.
The list of the Democratic Party's betrayals of leftist beliefs would fill an encyclopedia and after 2004 a lot of us realized that the US Left was braindead and following the warmongering Democratic Party off the cliff.
Obama is a total fraud and yes, he will reelected next year as the Captain of the Titanic. On foreign policy he has proven to be the DLC hack he always was. His GOP opponents are all neocon, fundy, Bible banging, Israel-centric certified nutcases. Ron Paul would be the only real alternative but the AM rightist motormouths like the Weiner-Savage, Blowhard Rush, Bully Boy O'Reilly and Sean Insanity oppose him. Unfortunately Ron is anti-Ayn Rand's Objectivism, believes in something called God and is anti-abortion.
There's nothing to be 'relieved' about in Bin Laden's murder. Between the US, Israel and the EU, ten new Osamas are created every day. And come to think of it the original Osama was created by US policy in backing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and posting US troops there.
Don't Americanos ever learn ? Our last justified war was the American Revolution, otherwise we would be part of the PC British police state now. Obama has really castrated the anti-war movement in the US Left, which many of us thought was its only good part. Ok, LibDems, go back to your normal torpor and cheer on your leader, who has Clintonesque contempt for you.