Wow Kudos. When you dissect my words in that way...I don't know what to say. I guess in speaking my mind I've inadvertantly put my foot in my mouth.
Still...if what you're saying is true then Osama wa snothing more than a monster who did horrible things in the name of God for his own goals. To this end, he was completely deluded to the harsh reality of his actions & how the affected the people he thought he was saving. And the people hated him for this. I can conceed to this point. But I still feel that we as humans should have empathy for even the most pitiful & dispicable creatures. NOT to say he's morally justified by comprehesnion of his actions. I may be wrong on this point...& I'm sure someone will point this out to me...humans have their own moral compasses & have a choice in what they do. They should be prepared to except the responsiblty & repercusions for whatever choices they make.
Again, I'll use my Dad to illustrate this:
Yes he fought for what he believed was right at the time. He chose to do so. As a result, my mother chose to divorce him. That was only one reaction. Another was he was held accountable for the crimes he commited and did time for them. He says he was prepared to take responsiblity for his crimes & felt justified in his actions. But the biggest repercusion was that over time, he learned to realize that the way he chose to fight for his beliefs were wrong. Today he goes about this in a completely non-violent way. This is what still makes him my hero. Because he chose a better way to stand up for what he believes in. I still don't prescribe to everything that he does believe in, but he goes out of his way to educate the ignorant & give them the tools to think for themselves.
Osama didn't do any of this. He merely imposed his will upon others & added fuel to a fire that has burned for a long long time. Personally, I don't think he should've been killed
despite my country's history of Imperialism (Hey man thoughts are changing!) but rather bought to justice for his crimes against the whole of humanity.
For the record...even though I am an American...I have never held myself in a position of superiorty over anyone else because I am not. We're all human beings & thus equal. But again, we should be held accountable for the choices we make. My patriotic statement above should've been one that related the fact that no life should be taken in such a violent way.