Friday, August 29, 2008

Posse Comitatus

does doing the right
sometimes means doing the wrong
for the greater good

I just watched the West Wing episode Posse Comitatus where, among other things, President Bartlett orders the assassination of Sharif the Defense Minister of Qumar because Sharif is plotting terrorist attacks against the U.S. This episode is one of the best because of the way it weaves several plot lines together to tell a greater story. Posse Comitatus always makes me think of whether the ends can justify the means in all cases.

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