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Poll: Was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified?

Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was killed by US forces – and he may have been shot in front of his 12-year-old daughter. Do you think the act was justified, regardless of the circumstances?
May 4th 2011, 9:14 AM 8,268 154

REPORTS THIS morning suggest that the 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden, was unarmed when he was killed by US forces – and that he may have been shot in front of his 12-year-old daughter.

Today, we want to know whether you believe the killing of bin Laden was justified, regardless of the circumstances? Or do you think he should have been captured alive?

Have your say: was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified?


Poll Results:

No: he should have been captured alive (738)
Yes: killing was justified in any circumstances (721)
I have mixed feelings (367)



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