At first we heard that Osama Bin Laden was shooting at our commandos when they returned fire, killing him. Osama was said to have used one of his wives as a human shield and she was killed in the "fire fight."
Now we hear that Osama was unarmed and that no bullets were fired from the mansion, that there was no return fire from Osama, his guards or his family.
Osama's 12 year old daughter, who was present with Osama when he was shot, says her father was taken into custody by the commandos, then promptly shot dead. He was not resisting his arrest. (See story here.)
Of course, Pakistani sources should be taken with a grain of salt, since they want to spin the story in a way that will maximize Islamic resentment.
Whatever happened, I'm glad Bin Laden is dead, but I think it would have been more effective had he been taken alive and placed in a U.S. prison to await trial by military commission and execution.
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