Green co-leader Russel Norman tweeted:
Call me old fashioned but aren’t we different to terrorists because we don’t assassinate people and we adhere to rule of law?
As most of the world celebrates, the Greens demonise the United States.
Does Dr Norman think that the US should have knocked on the front door of the highly fortified compound, and asked bin Laden to come out and surrender? That would have probably resulted in a death toll of hundreds – and possibly lead to bin Laden escaping.
When will the Greens realse that heading up a terrorist army is not the same thing as being some thug who held up a dairy with a gun.
The US action was legal under US law. It was authorised, and bin Laden was a legitimate military target. Again, he was not some bank robber, but head of a global army of terrorists.
Also Dr Norman misses the key point of terrorists. Terrorists deliberately attack civilians and the more dead civilians the more sucessful they deem their attack to be. In military operations, the more dead civilians, the bigger the failure it has been.Tags: Greens, osama bin laden, Russel Norman, terrorism