Glenn interviewed Michael Yon, a former Special Ops soldier, on radio this morning about the death of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea.
Glenn asked Yon what he thought of bin Laden being buried at sea following Muslim practices.
"Well, you know, we've been saying for years now that he's not representative of Muslims. So why should we, you know, respect Muslim tradition if we're saying that he's not a Muslim?" Yon said.
"There's going to be a lot of conspiracy theories no matter what. There always will be. But there's also a big swing vote among the rational people as well. And so I think to allay any concerns of them, it's always, it would be helpful if more experts from different countries had a chance to look at him but, you know, what's done is done. Let's see how it pans out," he added.
"The one thing that you don't want to do is have cult figures like Hitler just disappear off the face of the Earth because it can actually accentuate their cult powers insofar as, you know, people can believe even more that they're not dead and that they're still out there."
Glenn asked Michael about the international reaction, and while the news was not big in Thailand where he was at the moment, Yon did note that the reaction in the Arab world would be mixed. "It depends on where it's at because a lot of the Arabs hated him as much as we do. Others obviously don't," he said.
Stu brought up the fact that some Muslim clerics had called the burial at sea an insult and others (coughGlenncough) wanted to bury him in a can of Spam. What did Michael think of those who complained about the way the body was treated?
"Again we've been saying for almost a decade that he's not representative of Islam, that he's not really a Muslim. So why should we care?"