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Letter to NY Times re: Bin Laden's Killing

To the Editor:

Your superb report "Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden" leaves key questions unanswered. Jubilation over the death of the most hunted mass murderer is understandable, but was it really justifiable self-defense, or was it premeditated illegal assassination?

The Nuremberg trials earned worldwide respect by giving Hitler's worst henchmen a fair trial so that truth would be revealed and justice under law would prevail. Secret nonjudicial decisions based on political or military considerations undermine democracy. The public is entitled to know the complete truth.

New Rochelle, N.Y., May 3, 2011
The writer was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.
[Source: By Benjamin B. Ferencz, New York Times, May 2011]

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