It’s strange how momentous news always seems to break when I am not in a position to comment on it – in fact the original 911 attacks took place while I was sat on my arse in Santorini, and now the supposed death of Bin Laden takes place while I am back in Greece doing likewise.
It occurs to me that I should circulate my holiday dates to the world’s press so they can be on special alert whenever I am away.
Anyway, the yanks claim to have finally dealt with Bin Laden who was hiding in plain sight next door to the Pakistani equivalent of Sandhurst. You have to hand it to the guy for sheer, unadulterated, barefaced cheek!
Rather appallingly, I have heard that there has been an outcry about his disposal – not least from a certain gormless out-of-touch archdruid called Rowan. This twit apparently questions whether his shooting was legal and, even more amazingly, whether he should have been given a proper religious send off.
Firstly, let me say straight out that I remain to be convinced they really got him, but that aside I would like to give a medal to the man who pulled the trigger. Even better, let’s give him the Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, hang on though! That would make the poor bugger and his family the subjects of the biggest fatwa in history, so let’s just send him a great big heart felt “Well done” instead.
Secondly, was Bin Laden trying to surrender? Well my reply to that is “Who cares?” – apart from the archdruid of course. Gun the bastard down like the mad dog he was. Give him the same chance he gave the people in those planes and in the World Trade Centre that day.
As for the disposal of the body, they should just stick it in a bin liner and dump it.
Oh! They did. Well, nice to see the yanks get something right…