The hunt is over.

So the USA finally got their man. You have to admire their perseverance, even if you don’t like the way it ended. Personally I’d prefer capture and trial, instead of a Dodge-City-kill-the-bad-guy mentality.

After WWII the Nurembourg trials were really important. The allies who ran the trial showed they were different to the Nazis by their determination to reach a fair verdict in a court of law. Justice was seen to be done. The world learned of the Nazis’ atrocities and consequently their actions and philosopy were declared a stain on history’s page. Hitler was revealed (among other things) as an ego-maniac with disturbing sexual proclivities and serious tendency to mass-murder. No one – apart from a lunatic fringe – emulates him or his friends as heroes. It’s a pity there wasn’t the opportunity for Mr Bin Laden to undergo the same process.

I guess the US forces will eventually (if not already) undergo a bout of “if onlys”, but what’s done is done and we must now live with the consequences. I expect there’ll soon be a race to be the first to produce a movie: The Hunt for Bin Laden starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. There’ll probably be an atrocious made-for-television one as well. (First doesn’t always mean best.) It’s certainly a dramatic story.

I hope it’s the end of this saga, but I have an awful feeling it’s only Part One…To Be Continued. That’s often the way these stories go: The Son of…; Return to the…; The X Strikes Back… The only problem is, this isn’t a movie.

2 Comments

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    Apr 17, 2012

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      Apr 18, 2012

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