Letter: An international criminal

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It’s been interesting listening to politicians and others crow and gloat about how America got its man, Osama bin Laden, who was considered an international criminal.

We were at war with Al Qaeda and it was an act of war, wasn’t it? Even though 3,000 innocent people died?

Bin Laden’s reason for the 9/11 attacks was American support of Israel and the abuses of the Palestinian people.

How do you define an international criminal? Let’s go back 66 years.

America was at war with Japan and Harry S. Truman signed an order to nuke two Japanese cities resulting in the deaths of over 200,000 civilians — men, women and children.

In this day and age, wouldn’t Truman be arrested for genocide?

Seems to me if anyone but an American president were to bomb and kill 200,000 people today, he would be taken to the International Court of Justice and tried for murder.

In bin Laden’s case, President Barack Obama was the judge, jury and executioner.

And he’ll get away with it — just like Truman.

Michael Kelsey
Provo

 

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