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<<WASHINGTON — A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaida leader had surrendered during a U.S. raid in Pakistan last year.>>


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-hoped-to-captur...



If Obama really intended to put Bin Laden on trial, he proves himself a fool more interested in "teaching" the world a law school lesson than managing the affairs of the United States.

We have seen plenty of evidence of how dangerous raw political appeals in Moslem countries can be in recent weeks. Giving Bin Laden a forum to stir up trouble on an international scale would have been hugely foolish.

I am willing to suppose that the claim in this book is false, and that Obama preferred Bin Laden dead, the way he got him. This would be consistent with Obama's campaign of assassination by drone, which I also approve.

It's all very well for the ACLU to file all the lawsuits it wants to stir up liberal interest groups, but when it comes to the national security interests of the United States, responsibility for doing the nation's wet work starts with the President.


Seattle Pioneer
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Hilarious. If you're just going to make stuff up that Obama "wanted to do" so you can criticize him, why not make it really stupid? Why not claim that Obama wanted to hire a clown troop to tour the mid-east bringing pleasure to everyone so they would lose hostile feelings and engage in a giant group hug bringing world peace? Now that's stupid. And since it's all made up anyway, why not go with the really stupid story rather than stop half way?
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Hilarious. If you're just going to make stuff up that Obama "wanted to do" so you can criticize him, why not make it really stupid? Why not claim that Obama wanted to hire a clown troop to tour the mid-east bringing pleasure to everyone so they would lose hostile feelings and engage in a giant group hug bringing world peace? Now that's stupid. And since it's all made up anyway, why not go with the really stupid story rather than stop half way?

Speaking of clowns, why are you engaging someone who only comes here to ridicule the board?

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Speaking of clowns . . .

Thanks. Really classy.
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