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Tag: Osama bin Laden

May
5th

The case for releasing photos of bin Laden’s corpse

In an editorial appearing Friday in the print edition, we argue that releasing the gruesome photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse would do more harm than good – for two reasons.

• The hard-core skeptics (they’re being called “deathers” now) wouldn’t believe anything they were shown.

• They could potentially incite violence against Americans abroad, including our military, diplomats and aid workers. That’s why the military asked that the photos not be released.

Of course, there’s a case to be made for the other side – and I could have written an editorial supporting that, too. William J. Bennett, for

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May
2nd

For Osama bin Laden, no more human sacrifices

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

One of the most telling details reported from the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden on Sunday was the human shield. The female human shield.

Those who studied the scene of the firefight say that one of his wives was physically positioned to protect one of the men who was shot, whose number included one of bin Laden’s sons and two of his brothers.

The woman may have shared his murderous values, but in al-Qaida, females are not fellow warriors on an equal footing. It looks as if she didn’t choose

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