hhahahahahahah.... You had me until the very end !!! Thanks for the laugh.... : ) Sean
Lens: A telephoto. Because if I were to save him, he would get a grip on the longer, tele, lens. If again, I don't or cannot, I can get a better ("Pulitzer-prize") close-up.
My spontaneous reaction would be to save him: a) I probably couldn't watch a live being die, without doing smthing
b) saved, he can stand a bog-standard trial. I'd hate for him to benefit from the old paradox: "kill one man and you're a murderer. Kill 1000, and you become a hero".
As with Sean, you had me reading to end, though! :)
Use the lense that's sitting on top of your Smith and Wesson riffle. Here's a better option. Some of you may have heard this suggestion before, but if you didn't, capture the bastard, take him to Beverly Hills' best known plastic surgeon, having him changed into a woman, then drop his ass back into Afghanistan, where the Taliban can beat crap out of him...either that or stick him in the trunk of my BMW and turn up my car stereo with a Beastie Boys CD. Did I forget to mentioned that there are two 15" sub woofers is the trunk? The bass is deafening. If he's still alive after that, which I highly doubted, I'll make him listen to Diana Krall's Spanish version of Basame ;-)
I would throw him a line with a some Spam or if handy maybe a bit of fatty pork tied on the end "Oh Allah, why do you test me so?" Why should it be my moral dilemma? I would make it his. Of course the line would probably slip out of my hands the moment he grabs the line in the event he does. If he doesn't it will then be revealed he is a man of principle. At that point I'm sure I'll be fighting back the tears.
3chihuahuas There has been something going around our office similar to yours but shall we say a bit more extreme. It has something to do with a horny boar, Mr. Bin Laden and a camera. And of course a plane to drop the photos over the Afghanistan country side. Actually you really don't need Bin Laden, just some good editing skills. Could the Afghani's ever see him the same after that?