Dont mistake this for taking sides with the nutjob or agreeing with his policies of violence -- but Bush's justification for killing hundreds of thousands is the same as Bin Laden's for his attacks.
What's hypocritical about it? I feel confident in saying it would be fair to apply the same attitude to anyone.
Both of them have been struck down and oppressed by a foreign aggressor. They were both striking back at their aggressor in an attempt to ward them off from future aggression.
If you're going to claim that good intentions make it ok, it's obvious that Bin Laden didn't think he was committing evil, he really did believe he had good intentions. He had witnessed acts of terror first hand and vowed to strike back at the terrorists.
Before I begin, I say to you that security is an indispensable pillar of human life and that free men do not forfeit their security, contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom.
I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home without mercy.
The situation was like a crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except for his screams. Does the crocodile understand a conversation that doesn't include a weapon? And the whole world saw and heard but it didn't respond.
In those difficult moments many hard-to-describe ideas bubbled in my soul, but in the end they produced an intense feeling of rejection of tyranny, and gave birth to a strong resolve to punish the oppressors.
Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable terrorism? If it is such, then it is unavoidable for us.
Finally, it behoves you to reflect on the last wills and testaments of the thousands who left you on the 11th as they gestured in despair. They are important testaments, which should be studied and researched.
Among the most important of what I read in them was some prose in their gestures before the collapse, where they say: "How mistaken we were to have allowed the White House to implement its aggressive foreign policies against the weak without supervision."
It is as if they were telling you, the people of America: "Hold to account those who have caused us to be killed, and happy is he who learns from others' mistakes."
And among that which I read in their gestures is a verse of poetry. "Injustice chases its people, and how unhealthy the bed of tyranny."
As has been said: "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure."
And know that: "It is better to return to the truth than persist in error." And that the wise man doesn't squander his security, wealth and children for the sake of the liar in the White House.
His intentions, just like Bush's, are worthless. All that matters is the consequences.
If you want to be cold and objective and measure Saddams genocide, it is absolutely minuscule compared to the civilian death toll in Iraq, which continues to rise daily since the civil war was incited there.
If you agree ok to celebrate the deaths of people who "orchestrate and fund attacks that kill thousands" -- then if you happened to grow up in Gaza, Beirut, Fallujah, etc, those opinions of yours would have you celebrating both the execution of Saddam and also any attacks against the US... That's why it's hypocrisy.