Originally Posted by Origmos
We cannot deny Laden was a man of history. He changed the world for the worse, but still he managed to do so.
But my admiration for his character is not sympathy for his beliefs. I support his death, Not respecting your enemy and his true nature can be fatal during the course of a war.
Hmm ... Bin Laden was an extremely wealthy individual. It's interesting ... the choices he made in his life.
He could have lived a life of great luxury with his money. Yet he was driven by something else. People who are so fervent (or fanatical, if you will) about their beliefs would be a very difficult fit in a liberal democracy.
So it's no surprise that the form of govt he would have favoured is an authoritarian Islamic theocracy.
BTW, they spent a hell of a lot of money trying to get him. Here's an estimate:
The Cost of Bin Laden: $3 Trillion Over 15 Years