It’s 9:45 a.m. Eastern.
Is there anyone who has not opined on the killing of Osama bin Laden yet?
Yes, there is. The world awaits word from … the prolific Glenn Greenwald. Nothing on Twitter, or at Salon.com.
Extra-judicial killing, with no attempt to capture and bring bin Laden to NYC for trial in federal court. Breach of international law by invading a sovereign nation. Key intelligence obtained from Gitmo detainees, before they were read their Miranda rights. The only thing which could make the situation worse would be if there was an illegal wiretap involved because a key conversation or e-mail was routed through a U.S. based server.
I cannot predict which way his column will go. Principle, or joining in the collective blood lust.
These things take time to develop.
Update: He has spoken –
The killing of Osama bin Laden is one of those events which, especially in the immediate aftermath, is not susceptible to reasoned discussion. It’s already a Litmus Test event: all Decent People — by definition — express unadulterated ecstacy at his death, and all Good Americans chant “USA! USA!” in a celebration of this proof of our national greatness and Goodness (and that of our President). Nothing that deviates from that emotional script will be heard, other than by those on the lookout for heretics to hold up and punish.
You can guess the rest.
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