The meme of potential US wrongdoing with regard to killing bin Laden is so pervasive, it even pops up in a story about President Obama meeting with the SEAL team:
Meanwhile, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights called on the U.S. to disclose details surrounding the killing of bin Laden.
"In respect of the recent use of deadly force against Osama bin Laden, the United States of America should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards," the commission's special investigators, Christof Heyns and Martin Scheinin, said in a joint statement.
"For instance, it will be particularly important to know if the planning of the mission allowed an effort to capture bin Laden."
On the one hand, in a society of law, it's essential to extend the protections of due process to all people, however universally despised and however certain we are of their guilt. The principle exists for a reason, and compromising that principle even in the clearest circumstances has the potential to erode the protections most important for guaranteeing the freedom and liberty of all individuals.
On the other hand, kiss my ass. The fucker needed killin'.