Thursday, June 19, 2008

This Liberal Fascination with "Justice"

Democratic presidential nominee Barry Obama believes that if captured, Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should face a Nuremberg-like trial rather than be made a martyr, according to the Associated Press.

Haven't we heard this refrain before? Oh sure we did...President Bill Clinton was obsessed with the legal ramifications of capturing and/or killing bin Laden during the 1990's PRIOR to 9/11. According the UK Telegraph, "Seeking to portray himself as tough enough to be commander-in-chief, the Democratic presidential candidate warned that there was an executive order dating back to Bill Clinton's presidency that allowed the CIA to kill bin Laden if capture was not an option."

Really? Then when presented with the option, why didn't Bill Clinton authorize lethal force to be used against bin Laden when clandestine U.S. forces had the terrorist leader in their sites (on multiple occasions)? Because Clinton and his administration were worried that the world wouldn't look too kindly upon bin Laden's death at the hands of Americans.

Once again, a Democrat worried about what the world thinks. We're seeing that now; note the following:

"Though he refused to detail what approach he would take to bring bin Laden to justice, he sought to show a more sympathetic American face to the world when he described the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders as an exemplar of sound victors' justice."

Once again, the liberals are worried about global perception; we don't NEED global permission to act in the best interests of this country. If thousands of murderous religious fanatics wish to kill Americans, we need to liquidate them before they can do any damage.

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