One Hundred Twenty Nations Vote against President Obama

President Obama continues to get high marks in all public opinion polls on foreign policy.  Much of that, doubtless, is due to his crisp dispatch of Osama bin Laden last year. The latest dust-up about that raid is a mere tempest in a teapot.  Some ex-SEALs are saying that Osama was not armed when he was taken down, that he was shot while looking out the window of his residence in Pakistan. This really should not matter in the least.  Under centuries of international law, Osama bin Laden would have been defined as hostis humani generis -- an enemy of all mankind.  He should be so defined still.  The international law of outlawry applied with special force to pirates and slave traders.  Osama the mass murderer, the terrorist bent only on more slaughter, needed no Miranda warning.  He could legitimately have been shot if he were ordering at Baskin-Robbins. We have praised President Obama for getting Osama bin Laden.  And we respect how the...(Read Full Article)

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