Discussing bin Laden on the BBC

May 10, 2011

Recently, I was a guest on BBC World Service, to discuss whether the killing of Osama bin Laden can be called “justice.” The BBC podcast is here. My Reuters column on the subject is here.

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It’s called murder. When someone is killed without due process in this country we call it murder. There is no law that the president can murder whoever he wants, there is no article or amendment in our constitution that grants permission for the president to make laws, or give himself power not delegated by the supreme law of the land, to deprive anybody of life, liberty, or property. The law applies equally to all, nobody can have a law that applies only to them. The justification for capture far out weighed the justification for murder. For one, retaliation against American’s is eminent, the information value was extremely important, and it’s illegal.

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