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Posted on | May 10, 2011 | 28 Comments

We need some lectures on the finer points of international law from the bin Laden family:

The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama over their father’s death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man, shooting his family members and disposing of his body in the sea.
“I am now disabled and unable to work all because of bin Laden. I could care less about the legality of the US handling of the bin Laden situation. ”
The statement said the family was asking why the leader of Al Qaeda “was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world.” Citing the trials of Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic, the statement questioned “the propriety of such assassination where not only international law has been blatantly violated,” but the principles of presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial were ignored.
“We maintain that arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems,” the statement said, adding that “justice must be seen to be done.”

Seems like to me your family’s opposition to “arbitrary killing” is just a wee bit too late, fellows.

UPDATE: Da Tech Guy invokes a Clint Eastwood line from Unforgiven, but I’m thinking about a line from Dirty Harry: “Well, I’m all broken up about that man’s rights!”


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