"Bin Laden killing was illegal" whine Guardian readers

Funny story written by MonkeyInTheBath

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A new protest group was formed today, called Guardian Readers Against the Bin Laden Assassination By Illegal Action (GRABLABIA). The group gathered in central London today and made some rather passionate if misguided speeches. They came bearing smug posters such as "US foreign policy means poor execution" and "9/11 = 0.818181 recurring".

I spoke exclusively to some of the protesters to ask what the fuss was about. One protester said, "This is typical of the US. They just barge into another country and start killing people. Osama Bin Laden would never have done anything like that."

"He should have been captured alive and put on trial. No doubt this would have taken a few years and cost a lot of money, but at least then we would have known for sure he was guilty before he was executed. For all we know, he might be innocent!"

Another protester questioned the legality of the operation. "They should have asked a local policeman to help them arrest him. The last thing we need is another have-a-go hero taking the law into their own hands."

"Bin Laden was just sitting at home when these people burst into his house and killed him. If it can happen to the world's most wanted man, it could happen to any of us."

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