He is dead you fvckers, everything is now moot.
As Dave said though, it's irrelevant. For many anything the US does is wrong, America and Americans have to have a thick skin.
Personally I don't care if he was shot while surrendering, or running away or putting up a fight. He got what he deserved and the symbolic value for the American soul of him taking two to the face is worth any intel or silly trial that may have come had he lived.
"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
With that being said, everyone is making comments based on assumptions, his resistance could have been a knife, it could have been a gun on the bed, it could have been rushing the soldiers, there is no telling what it was, too boot, the order was to kill. Good riddance, no need wasting money on a jack ass that everyone knew was guilty.
There seems to be a lot of "should've, could've, would've"s going around.
On rules of engagement:
BRIAN WILLIAMS: Did the President's order read capture or kill or both or just one of those?
LEON PANETTA: The authorities we have on Bin Laden are to kill him. And that was made clear. But it was also, as part of their rules of engagement, if he suddenly put up his hands and offered to be captured, then-- they would have the opportunity, obviously, to capture him. But that opportunity never developed.
Kidnapping a non citizen of a country whose sovereignty you have violated in undertaking the operation in the first place, without permission. I wouldnt want to deal with that legal nightmare. Neither did the administration. It was a kill mission and nothing more.
As a taxpayer in America I would have been real angry if they brought him to the states and jailed him in our jails.
Every twisted bleeding heart armchair general is now lamenting the way SEALs killed that pos. They shouldve done this, they shouldve done that, thats not 'justice', we know what 'justice' means, Americans dont.
He was shot in front of his daughter boo hooo, while I, and millions of New Yorkers watched our fellow citizens burn into ashes because of what that scumbag did
That German FM needs to learn when to talk and when to STFU. People start commenting on a situation that is completely within a fog, start saying stupid things because they think they are more righteous and more moral. This is a total delusion of grandeur, a moral weakness of the highest order. This is deluded masochism based on a twisted and impossible definition of 'justice'.
we have slain our Hannibal without apology or lamentation.
Most people will forget about "how" he died in 2-3 weeks when the next big ticket news items rolls around. No one is about to change their opinion of the US based on whether Bin Laden was armed or not. He's still dead, the US still wins.