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Not The Onion:
"We"?INTERVIEW: Jeremy Scahill Accuses US Government Of Executing Bin Laden - 'An Unarmed, Elderly Man'“My personal opinion is that they executed Bin Laden,” begins Jeremy Scahill, unblinkingly.“If you strip it down, what you had is an unarmed elderly man, in his bedroom, shot in the face by the most elite force in the world. Almost everything that the White House officials told us that happened in the compound that night turned out to be a total fabrication.“I would have loved to have seen Bin Laden put on trial for his crimes. He had been indicted, in the 1990s, and was a reprehensible criminal, but I don’t believe for one second they were given orders to capture him, I think the whole point was to kill him.”He sighs.“I wasn’t like, boo hoo, Bin Laden’s dead, but I wasn’t jumping. America’s a very nationalistic country, and in episodes like that of his death, it becomes jingoism. People are drinking, dancing in the street, chanting USA like they’re at the World Cup, like they won it… It’s sick that we turned it into a sporting event.”
I remember the President of the United States making a very sober announcement.
I remember some people being very happy and relieved.
I remember some people cheering, although none of them within earshot of me.
I remember that, like most people I knew, I was glad the SOB was dead
I remember the Fox News/Hate Radio "Mission Accomplished" crew mounting a massive campaign to bash the President of the United States for his unseemly "spiking the ball"
and arrogantly smurfing up all the credit for killing bin Laden.
And, much later, I remember idly wondering just how long we would have to wait before the Purity Caucus concocted a way to morph this into something they could slot into their "As Bad As Booosh!" narrative.
I guess I don't get out enough.