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Murder for a fistful of votes?

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Haaretz Israel: U.S. President Barack Obama ignored all the ethical criteria, and murdered bin Laden in order to achieve success at any price in advance of the elections. Even someone who prefers Obama to his opponents has good reason to fear the cynicism that Obama demonstrated in the bin Laden affair.

Since most of the political commentators here behaved like particularly rowdy soccer fans after a bloody and perhaps even undeserved victory, we, the leftists, are not exempt from expressing disgust about the millions dancing on the corpse of mega-terrorist Osama bin Laden. The man was contemptible, and his hands were sullied with the blood of innocents – there’s no question about that. But the operation by the U.S. Navy SEALs was an act of licensed gangsterism, murder without trial, and a cruel operation that did not take into account the victims who fell around the main victim. Read more

Posted by on May 6, 2011. Filed under Israel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Murder for a fistful of votes?

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting that these comments should come from Israel, where ‘targetted killing’ is also widely practiced (at least in the occupied territories). But of course there are a lot of different peoples living in Israel…

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