What is the strongest possible case for Osama bin Laden?
After the initial celebrations in New York (I and other Americans really needed the testosterone boost) I began to notice a lot of people in my facebook and twitter feed saying that it's wrong to celebrate a death. I disagree, because, again, testosterone.
But then I started thinking that even a decade after 9/11, I still don't understand OBL's motivations beyond the cartoon-y "hatred of freedom" meme. Governments have labelled Julian Assange a terrorist, but that doesn't mean he's "bad." If I hadn't taken the time to understand Julian's motivations, I might have believed the official narrative instead of seeing Assange as an intelligent, sympathetic human being. So in true Art of War fashion, I want to hear the strongest, most sympathetic possible case for Osama bin Laden, beyond the cartoon-y "they hate our freedom" meme.
The strongest case I've found thus far is from CNN's Osama timeline:
In his own words: "The U.S. today, as a result of the arrogant atmosphere, has set a double standard, calling whoever goes against its injustice a terrorist," he said in the same interview. "It wants to occupy our countries, steal our resources, impose on us agents to rule us, and then wants us to agree to all this. If we refuse to do so, it says we are terrorists."
He also tried to assassinate Hosni Mubarak in 1995, a man who we all now agree is "bad," though we supported him for years.
That's what I've gathered thus far, but in the spirit of "seek first to understand, then to be understood," what is the strongest possible case you can make for Osama bin Laden? Were any of his motivations legitimate?