Sunday, September 24, 2006

Show Me The Body

So another rumor swirls that Usama bin Laden is dead. Well, I have to see it to believe it. I am wondering why this information is being put out there. A journalist perhaps getting some attention?

Perhaps, UBL or one of his henchman started the rumor. But why? Not sure what this is all about. But the question is raised if he is dead or dies from some sort of disease, is this better for the U.S. than if we capture or kill him? Do we make him a martyr by killing him and thus increasing his popularity? Do we embarrass him or take the risk of UBL making a mockery of our court rooms by capturing him? Do we appear weak if we don't capture or kill him and allow him to die of "natural causes"?

The best thing, however, I believe for the world, would be for him to die, one way or another. UBL has a federal indictment pending against him in the Southern District of New York for his role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa. Do we really want to see him in lower Manhattan in court? Probably not...

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