Chomsky: bin Laden assassination was illegal and Bush was worse criminal 

Far-left MIT professor Noam Chomsky is out with his reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden, and he does not disappoint. Writing for the website Guernica, the infamous conspiracy theorist argues the bin Laden killing violated international law, that there was no "serious" evidence bin Laden was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, and that Bush was the much worse criminal anyway.

Here's the crux of his article:

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole” (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.

In an appearance on '60 Minutes' Sunday, President Obama said, "As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn't lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin Laden out. Justice was done. And I think that anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined."

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