Extreme measures

My attention has only just been drawn to this New York Times piece from 13th May, 2011:

Pornography Is Found in Bin Laden Compound Files, U.S. Officials Say

The enormous cache of computer files taken from Osama bin Laden's compound contained a considerable quantity of pornographic videos, American officials said on Friday…

[T]he disclosure could fuel accusations of hypocrisy against the founder of Al Qaeda, who was 54 and lived with three wives at the time of his death.

Yes, Bin Laden was undoubtedly a bit of an old hypocrite. But did that really justify shooting him in the head and dumping his corpse in the middle of the Indian Ocean?


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