Do you honestly believe that "taking the higher road" will do anything but weaken our position of power in world politics? Will it change the feelings of our enemies towards us? Will is stop them from attacking our citizens without remorse?
They have enough evidence at this point to show bin Laden being at least somewhat responsible. There is also some showing that both Egypt and the United Arab Emerites were involved. A group hug is not going to help anyone at this point. If you believe that, I have a .com startup you can invest in, and some swampland in Florida.
President Bush needs to tell the Taliban that bin Laden will be turned over to US officials within 24 hours, or there will be severe and far reaching repercussions for Afghanistan. It's that simple. They are haboring him, and they need to realize their mistake.
I am sure that if you had friends or relatives that were victims of this attack you would not be talking about "ending the violence for the sake of humanity."
The animals that did this, and continue to plot and plan such tragedies will not be changed by that, and will seize upon it as a victory for them. Repercussions need to be so vicious that no one will ever consider terrorism again, especially against the United States.
"I say to our enemies: We are coming," said Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.
"God may have mercy on you, but we won't." - CNN.com
President Bush should have no qualms about turning any country that would harbor these individuals into the largest piece of glass on the planet. Read Heinlein and you'll understand.
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."