What If We Had Captured Him?

Andrew Sullivan —  May 3 2011 @ 10:14am


A reader writes:

It sure is lucky that we killed bin Laden.  What would we have done if he was captured alive? Stick him in Guantanamo? Torture him? The Republicans would be calling for it. Put him on trial? Like that would happen? We can't try little pissant terrorists in court, no way we could try Osama. Keep him jailed without trial for the rest of his life? Most likely.  Lucky we killed him, indeed.

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