I think many of us are very suspect of the war in Iraq and the war in Afganistan. But there is a legitimate war going on. There are actually people out there who have declared themselves our enemies and made clear their intent to do us harm.
They are not nation-states. But they are at war with us.
This person is one of them. In war the enemy is a valid target regardless of nationality and certainly without trial. The bloodiest war that the USA has ever fought by far was a war against it's own citizens.
I have absolutely no problem with our military taking out any enemy of this nature anytime anywhere in the world. Infact I would suggest that any president make that a declaration of DOCTRINE.
I have always thought that these groups were valid targets... long before 911. I also thought it was foolish that we were not going after them aggresively long ago. I am glad we are doing so now.
It is however complicated by the fact that we have two illegitimate major wars going on in Iraq and Afganistan.
It is also seriously complicated by the lack of trust in the office of the presidency.
For example When shrub started beating the drums of war for IRAQ I had serious doubts. I just did not see Saddam as a serious threat. However I felt I had to give the president the benefit of the doubt and believed he and congress must have access to information I did not. Hell that's his job. That's why we have a president and congress.
I was wrong and the President was dead wrong. We should have impeached him as soon as no WMDs were discovered or at the very least voted him out.
I also have grave doubts about Obama and who he really works for. SO it is natural to have doubts about whether this guy was really the enemy. If the facts are as reported I am just fine with taking him out. But CAN WE TRUST THE FACTS AS REPORTED??
(This post was edited by skiclimb on Sep 30, 2011, 8:31 AM)
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