The PJ Tatler

Dalai Lama on bin Laden: Sometimes a SEAL's gotta do what a SEAL's gotta do

The afterlife will deal with his sins, while those in the the here and now will take countermeasures.

“In the case of Bin Laden, his action was of course destructive and the September 11 events killed thousands of people. So his action must be brought to justice,” the Dalai Lama said, according to a summary of his remarks posted on his website.

“If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures” he was quoted as saying – a surprising message from a man known across the planet as a harbinger of compassion.

And while bin Laden may have deserved forgiveness, that “did not mean that one should forget what has been done,” the Dalai Lama said.

I like the cut of your jib, DL.