Thursday, June 08, 2006

al-Zarqawi dead! British foreign secretary says: “targeted killings of this kind are unlawful and unjustified.”

Big Mitch begs to differ. I say, Bravo Zulu* to the American Air Force for snuffing this murderous bastard.

It pains me to say this because I am opposed to the death penalty. But this is war, and war is hell. People get killed. And who better than al-Zarqawi?

So how could the British foreign secretary condemn flying warplanes and dropping bombs on terrorist leaders?

Of course the British foreign secretary was not speaking of the death of al-Zarqawi. Rather, he was speaking of the targeted killings of two previous leaders of a group that the United States government recognizes as a terrorist organization, namely, Hamas.

The British sentiment was shared by numerous human rights organizations. But it is not felicity for Hamas that animates the international condemnation of targeted killings. It was animosity to the government that performed those extra-judicial executions. Why? Because that government is the government of the Jewish state of Israel.

Read Alan Dershowitz’s essay on the hypocrisy of this double standard here.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

* Bravo Zulu is a military expression that means “Well done!”

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