• Iruma, Saitama


In American schools, we were taught about equality before the law. If a person commits a crime, he or she is brought to court where innocence or guilt is decided. The penalty for the crime is decided by a judge.

How can the murder of Osama bin Laden be seen as “justice done”? What right does the American military have to be police and judge? Shouldn’t the world have had the right to see the suspect brought before a court of law?

The United States, of which I am a citizen, has disappointed me once again.

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