Monday, May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden killed
President Obama announced late Sunday that bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, was killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, about 31 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
He also stated that the orders were to kill, not capture. I guess the U. S. Government, who claimed how important intelligence gathering from high officials of al-Qaeda was weren't interested in what Osama might have to say, or maybe they didn't want people to know what he had to say. Or maybe since water boarding was outlawed they figured the ACLU wouldn't allow them to extract information. A civilian court might even get Osama freed on a technicality like the navy seals might have forgotten to read him his rights during the fire fight. In any case the War on Terror must go on and on and on and on.
At least he received a traditional Islamic burial.