I've just sent off a freelance piece in which I, upon re-reading, used what has become a cliché in political circles these days: the "difficult decision" to eliminate Bin Laden. The term has fallen into conventional wisdom, as well as interminable use.
But upon reflection, was it a difficult decision-- or rather, since I have no reason to doubt the current Administration's statement that it was for those who made it... would it have been difficult for most other Americans?
Specifically, Faithful Readers, would it have been difficult for YOU to order that particular trigger-pull?
YOUR OPINION IS SINCERELY NEEDED: WOULD THE BIN LADEN KILL HAVE BEEN A 'DIFFICULT' DECISION FOR YOU?
I'm honestly trying to get info here; there's enough partisan-politics flying around the American landscape right now, and I'm interested solely in public opinion re: supporting or debunking this "difficult decision" -business as fact-or-myth. I'm also aware that this info-gathering cannot, and is not intended to, reach the scientific level of polling.
But if enough of you will help out here, this might make for an interesting article to put out as a spec-freelance piece. So if you're interested --(grin) and you may not be, for various reasons-- pls indicate in any comment you might make here whether you'd prefer your actual name in any quotes in the prospective piece, or would prefer a pseudonym instead.
Many thanks, in advance.