Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Bits and Pieces - May 4, 2011

Let the hand-wringing start. I'm on an e-mail list that includes a number of people who find the US wrong no matter what. So they now are trying to convince themselves that the US killed Osama bin Laden in cold blood, illegally, should have brought him back alive for a trial. Here's some other opinion on the matter, the way I'm leaning:

From a United Nations human rights expert who has severely criticized Guantanamo.

From Stephen Walt.

Added later: As usual, John Cole makes a lot of sense.

Juan Cole comes at the issue in a slightly different way.

Gary Sick: Does Islamism have a future?

1 comment:

troutsky said...

Gary Sick gives us "popular representation, personal dignity, rule of law, and governmental accountability" but like most liberals, he leaves out the uncomfortable "free markets and private property" which problematize the compact.

Arabs know the deal, especially the unionized workers.