Saturday, April 28, 2012

deus ex machina

In four days it will have been a year since we got the news that Osama bin Laden was killled by US commandoes in Pakistan. Collectively, we congratulated ourselves and our president for having done a great thing.

We didn't seem to notice that the United States is no longer obeying its own laws, much less that any country which habitually violates its own code quickly stops making history, and soon becomes it.

Legitimate governments take suspects alive and try them. The suspects are allowed to see the evidence against them, call their own witnesses, and seek representation from competent attorneys.

Gangsters rub people out.

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