Well, no, actually. He equivocates in the most disgraceful manner and lets the enemy know that he can count on liberal, Western, religious leaders to bow and scrape before their intimidation.
This kind of servile self-loathing only encourages the fantasies of Islamists worldwide. This one decisive action taken by the US may save thousands of lives by making terrorists come to grips with reality, while all the liberal platitudes and posturing in the world by self-important religious leaders will only make things worse.
Dr Rowan Williams warned that the shooting dead of the unarmed al-Qaeda leader meant justice was not "seen to be done".
The differing accounts of the American special forces' operation which have emerged from the White House since Monday "have not helped", he said.
At a press conference at Lambeth Palace, The Daily Telegraph asked Dr Williams whether he thought the US had been right to kill bin Laden.
After declining to respond initially, he later replied: “I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling, because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done in those circumstances.“I don’t know full details any more than anyone else does. But I do believe that in such circumstances when we are faced with someone who was manifestly a war criminal, in terms of the atrocities inflicted, it is important that justice is seen to be observed.”
“I think it’s also true that the different versions of events that have emerged in recent days have not done a great deal to help here.
I don't know how justice could not be seen to have been served in this case. There must be some other reason why Williams is "uncomfortable." Maybe it is that every instance of capital punishment is a case of "killing an unarmed man." So, perhaps he is saying that he is against capital punishment for a bloodthirsty, fanatical, war criminal. Does he really think that society owes him room and board and lots of lawyers for the rest of his natural life after what he has done? He got exactly what he deserved.
I think Dr. Williams should worry more about why the Church of England is in such decline and why the Anglican Communion is falling apart and rather less about telling the government what to do.
When one reflects on the reaction of Europeans to this event, Americans must be able to understand now that it was not George W. Bush they hated - it was the free country he represented. If I were an American I would be wondering if it isn't time for Europeans to pay for their own national defense and why not bring American troops home.
And when one reflects on this kind of reaction, one can't help thinking that bin Laden was right about Europe but wrong about America when he made his famous "weak horse, strong horse" remarks.