“The West is now celebrating the death of someone who, however misled and wrong-minded, was a person who was willing to fight for the poorest and the most vulnerable people in the world to the very end of his life,” writes Curtis Doebbler, an American-born “human rights” lawyer who teaches at a Palestinian university. Doebbler cites “anecdotal evidence” that “Osama Bin Laden’s body was desecrated by over enthusiastic American soldiers” and that “Muslim traditions of respect for women were flaunted by male American soldiers who molested Muslim women in the heat of the operation. The US actions concerning Osama Bin Laden’s body look merely like the work of criminals trying to dispose of the evidence of their crime.”

Was the crime killing nearly three thousand people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania, or was it killing the killer of nearly three thousand people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania?

Though the lawyer’s scribbles may be dismissed as the mental meanderings of a lone fanatic, a perusal of more mainstream sources divulge similarly crankish reactions to the elimination of Osama bin Laden. One needn’t get muddy in the Internet’s fever swamps to encounter such lunacy. The bishop’s pulpit, the prime minister’s platform, the professor’s lectern, the radio host’s microphone, and the newspaper columnist’s pen yield disturbing evidence that, nearly ten years into the war on terrorism, the Left still sticks to a script that casts America as the bad guy.

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