Dalai Lama Suggests Approval for Bin Laden Killing; Human Rights Watch Condemns

By Jeffrey Goldberg

From Slate:

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Buddhist leader was asked a question Tuesday about the topic during an event at the University of Southern California. His response:
"Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what happened. ... If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures."
It should be noted that the comments came the same day that the White House amended its original account of the raid to say that Bin Laden was not armed, as officials had originally indicated that he was. So it is not clear if the Dalai Lama was aware of the latest details.

Human Rights Watch, on the other hand, doesn't think too highly of the Obama Administration's actions. Ben Birnbaum:

Following the US killing of Osama Bin Laden Human Rights Watch took to Twitter to chastise America for claiming the killing was about justice, arguing justice requires a trial and conviction, after having taking a different approach.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/05/dalai-lama-suggests-approval-for-bin-laden-killing-human-rights-watch-condemns/238385/