Well, they're not the legitimate government of Afghanistan, for one. They're just the ones with the guns. Second, they were already complicit in other terrorist activities even before 9.11, and in many ways are as guilty of crimes against humanity as a result as Bin Laden himself, to say nothing of the crimes against humanity they commit against their own people every day as a matter of course. Third, their promises mean nothing, as they are completely untrustworthy. Fourth, any so-called "Islamic court" they ever handed Bin Laden over to would be a kangaroo court guaranteed to find him completely innocent almost instantaneously.
Enough reasons?posted by aaron at 12:55 PM on September 23, 2001
I did come across this interesting opinion piece on Findlaw.com, however that's directly relevant to this discussion of crimes vs. war. (I disagree with it myself.)posted by aaron at 11:15 PM on September 23, 2001
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