Noam Chomsky has emerged from whatever alternate universe he lives in to regale us all with his wisdom of the subject of the killing of Osama bin Ladin.
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole” (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.
Apparently Chomsky is unable to distinguish between a duly elected president with the duty to protect the citizens of his country with a terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands. In any event we don’t need lectures on morality from a man who stood up for the Khmer Rouge, not to mention so stupid he believes that the United States opposes the governments of such countries as Cuba, Haiti, Vietnam, etc because they are good examples of alternatives to “US Hegemony”.