Impunity for (Some) Political Murders

Obama noted, in reference to the murder of Hariri, that the “era of impunity” should be brought to a close.

“Era of impunity?”
Was Obama, bless his heart, implying a reference to principle with these words?
That principle would presumably refer to something like “thou shalt not kill” or, more to the point, “thou shall not kill for political purposes.”
Now that’s something over which we can perhaps all come and reason together.
No more political murders: as in Hariri, Iranian nuclear scientists, Mavi Marmara, Hamas official Mahmoud Abu el-Mabhuh.
I agree with President Obama: it is time to end the era of impunity.

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