Is It “Justice”?
The danger of confusing the death of Osama Bin Laden with an act of justice.
By Thomas Nachbar
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 4:55 PM ET
When President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, he repeatedly invoked the concept of justice. As the president himself put it most succinctly, “Justice has been done.”
It is impossible to argue that the killing of Osama Bin Laden was not “justifiable,” or even “just,” and I might even be inclined to accept it as a form of “justice.” But to use that term to describe what happened last weekend in Abbottabad, Pakistan, is to invite confusion we cannot as a nation afford.
Read the full article here: The danger of confusing the death of Osama Bin Laden with an act of justice. – By Thomas Nachbar – Slate Magazine.