President Obama is my choice in this election, a no brainer. But I'm worried about the policy of targeted assassinations of terrorists in the Middle East. The attack and killing of Americans in Libya may have been retaliation for the assassination of a top Al Qaeda operative who was a Libyan. My question is how many people is the U.S. going to assassinate all over the Middle East?
I was very uncomfortable, and still am, about our "taking out" Bin Laden. Could he have been captured and tried for his crime? My discomfort comes from the absolute glee that has surrounded that assassination. Even VP Biden got a round of cheers when he said, "Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!" Yeah, GM lives and that's good, but shouldn't we be a bit more somber about killing Bin Laden?
I remember Clinton remarking once that we just can't keep killing all the terrorists. They'll just recruit more and more. So, what is the policy when it comes to terrorists in other countries? Just keep using drones to kill them? That's not possible, is it?
We need to somehow settle the Israeli Palestinian debacle.....that would help.
It just seems to me that if we keep killing them, one or two at a time, they will retaliate again and again and again....how long can this keep going?