In today’s Daily Comment, Amy Davidson asks “what’s wrong with politicizing the death of Osama bin Laden?” She writes,
The list of questions that we have had to confront practically, not just abstractly, reads like a catechism of citizenship. When should we go to war? What are the limits of habeas corpus? What are our priorities— financial, moral, military— as a nation? What are the rights of citizens, and of strangers? What do Congress, the Court, and the President each get to decide? How much can we know about what they do? Is torture worth it? What are my rights? Should we sneak into South Asian countries and assassinate our enemies in the middle of the night? These are all matters for politics. And, again, in the past decade there haven’t been too many questions raised about them; there were again, too few. And too often the critics were told to just be quiet and keep national security out of politics.
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