Monday, May 2, 2011

Killing Ain't a Great Thing

Prof. Higgs takes the words out of my mouth.

And if you think this changes anything about U.S. presence in the middle east, you are sadly mistaken.


  1. Don't we have a policy against assassinations? You can sugar coat this military operation anyway you wish, but it WAS an assassination, no? The objective was to kill UBL, not take him captive. Now, I'm glad he's dead, but have questions about how we did it. Seems government can make its own rules when it's politically palatable.

  2. I'd be surprised if there wasn't some official policy against assassination - but then again there's probably all kinds of "black" operations that are unofficial.

    Of course government makes it's own rules - and that's the problem.