Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Corbyn comments

A lot of people are huffing and puffing in the news recently about Jeremy Corbyn and comments he made back in 2011 about Osama Bin Laden, many are reporting that he said he thought the death of this terrorist leader was a "tragedy" prompting an obvious outpouring of indignation. What he actually said was that it was a tragedy that Bin Laden was killed and not put on trial; I think he's right about that. I have no qualms about killing terrorist murderers but Bin Laden was obviously a clever man, skilled at convincing people to do obscene things in the name of religion, there may have been something to learn from him that would help us counter radicalisation in the future?

Then again the film and media rights were probably already negotiated long before the Apache helicopter rotors had even stopped spinning.


Archdruid Eileen said...

Not sure if it was even unfirtunate, never mind a tragedy. If the old get had been imprisoned there would have kidnappings and murders for a prisoner swap. Not sure if that were in Obama's mind.

Archdruid Eileen said...

Unfortunate. Blooming autoclock. Never gets the ones it should.

Steve Borthwick said...

AE, you're probably right it wouldn't have been straightforward and perhaps not worth the risks but I can't help thinking there's always something to learn.