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There is one important word here - "political" ...

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Submitted by kman (United States), May 11, 2011 at 15:14

Osama was not a political figure despite the Taliban's or any other Muslim organization trying to make him so. He was a terrorist who attacked innocent civilians on American soil.

Would you have criticized an assasination attempt against Hitler in World War II? How about any number of other ruthless despots and dictators who are at the very least destabilizing influences in their respective geographic neighborhoods like Saddam Hussein. The latter was a loose cannon smack dab in the middle of one of planet earth's most important and strategic economic hubs.

What would have eventually taken place with Saddam's mad rampaging throughout the Middle East?

Assasination becomes a necessity at some point to save untold thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of lives.

If the Pakistani government allows our most strategic enemy to run loose in their country after the many tens of billions of dollars American taxpayers have given them in aid, with the complicit knowledge of their intelligence, government, and police, what choice have we?

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