More Euro criticism: Rowan Williams says bin Laden killings make him “very uncomfortable”

Rowan Wiliams in happier times, also known as "last week."

All week, the European left has been speaking out against the United States’ assassination of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, calling it a violation of international law. Now that friendly man from the Royal Wedding is doing it, too!

Britain’s Archibishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is the latest voice in the chorus questioning the decision to kill bin Laden:

I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done. In those circumstances I think it’s also true that the different versions of events that have emerged in recent days have not done a great deal to help. I don’t know the full details any more than anyone else does. But I do believe that in such circumstances when we are faced with someone who was manifestly a war criminal in terms of the atrocities inflicted it is important that justice is seen to be served.

Williams, last seen marrying Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey, is the first European religious leader to speak out against the assassination of bin Laden.

Do you agree with Williams’ argument, or do you think justice was served by shooting bin Laden in the head?


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