I understand and respect Dean's sentiment, but in this case, bin Laden has admitted to being responsible and when you admit guilt, no trial is necessary, proceed to punishment. Which means this was yet another misstatement that Dean had to clarify and amend.
Originally Posted by mandyv
Trial is still necessary. If nothing else, just to show he didn't make a "confession" while a gun was aimed at his head or something.

For the record-I am of the "fry the rat" sentiment, I just believe in following the rules of justice (in this case, international law and Geneva Convention) rather than immediately fry him like he deserves.
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