Stuart, Noam does say, and I say, that there is no evidence
linking Osama bin Laden to the 2001 attack on the World Trade
Center. His boasting was sufficient lead to justify the FBI
in looking for such evidence. They looked, and they didn't
find any. In that situation, there was no basis for arrest
or indictment. Of course, the Bushies arrest and detain for
much slighter indications, or none. And kill, for that matter.
I wish the Bushies would go away.
On Mon, 9 May 2011, Stuart Newman wrote:
> I don't really think Chomsky is claiming there is *no* evidence of bin Laden's
> culpability, only that circumstantial evidence and boasting are not a suffcieint
> basis for summary assassination (though they are for arrest and trial).