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Thread: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

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    Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Arrest him, take him to the US. Have him walk down the street with very minimal "security" personnel to "protect" him until he gets to the courthouse. Then a civilian will of course kill him. And of course the civilian would be found innocent by the jury. Problem solved AND it makes the US look good since they could say that they were going to give him a fair trial.

    The government wouldn't be behind the attack. The civilian would do it on his/her own accord, simply because he/she's would be good person and everyone wants to kill Osama.
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Buddy, you seem to me to be more concerned with looks, than you are with substance. Whatever makes the US "look good" is a good idea. Am I reading you correctly?
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Buddy, you seem to me to be more concerned with looks, than you are with substance. Whatever makes the US "look good" is a good idea. Am I reading you correctly?
    Of course. It's not like he would have ever been found innocent anyway.

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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    I dunno Tyrannosaur, your ideas about how the US should behave remind me of the guy who thinks he's a playa because he uses too much hair gel. All looks, no substance.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    No, that would be murder.
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Everything was handled perfectly. The only way it could have been better is if we had shot him in the middle of wiping his ass with the wrong hand.

    There are no security concerns about guarding Bin laden, there is no scumbag lawyer that would make money defending this guy and subsequent book writings/speech appearances, no sickening media circus etc.....
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    We should have been like a real democracy and had a vote:
    "What should we do with Osama?"
    -slow and painful death
    -quick and painless death
    -emasculation
    -taken to ground zero and forced to see what he has done
    -given a fair trial
    -etc.

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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    This would make the US look worse.
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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This would make the US look worse.
    That was a joke, I was poking fun at the people saying that he was "assassinated" and that it was "illegal"

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    Re: Is this what should have happened to Osama?

    Absolutely not. A private citizen shouldn't have to do the government's job.
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