See how Osama was stopped by Pakistani police in 2002.
It assumes that the end justifies the means, and it treats torture as a thing of the past.
One year after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, things are far from settled in that part of the world.
He was a guest of a great Pashtun pacifist, whose interpretation of Islam starkly contrasts with that of bin Laden.
That it's part of the job of the President of the United States to attack a reality TV show host at the same time he's secretly supervising the assassination of bin Laden is surreal. But both were symbolic victories for Obama and a blow to the rightwing nuts who want to destroy him.
When you examine the righteous triumphalism than many Americans are feeling today, it comes down to this: We’re not against using violence as a tool to serve our purposes; we’re not against wantonly sacrificing innocent lives; we’re not even against mass murder. Only when we’re the victims.