Friday, September 30, 2011

Due Process

In light of the fact that the President can now unilaterally assassinate American citizens far from the battlefield without a shred of due process, I thought I'd share this piece from the NYT by Lawrence Wright, written in 2006, on what he thought we should do with Osama bin Laden when we caught him. (Hint: it wasn't to shoot him unarmed and bury him at sea.) It's probably for the best that he's dead and not captured, because I don't know of many politicians, or humans, for that matter, who actually have this much courage in their convictions, even if those convictions are due process, the rule of law, and justice.

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