ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - Asked what they would do if they knew where Osama bin Laden, would be for a twenty minute period. Sen. Barack Obama and Rep. Dennis Kucinich gave significantly different answers to the hypothetical situation.
“I don't think that a president of the United States, who believes in peace, and who wants to create peace in the world, is going to be using assassination as a tool,” Kucinich said.
“I think that Osama bin Laden, if he's still alive, ought to be held to account in an international court of law,” the Ohio congressman said, adding that if the United States were to engage in “assassination politics,” it would inevitably foster assassinations of U.S. leaders.
But Obama disagreed saying, “Osama bin Laden has declared war on us, killed 3,000 people, and under existing law - including international law - when you've got a military target like bin Laden, you take him out,” he said. “And if you have 20 minutes, you do it swiftly and surely.”
- CNN Associate Producer Taylor Gandossy