Then we should show the full videos of the be-headings and murders of people by al Qaeda on national TV.
The Left needs a big dose of reality..even if it makes them sick.
Oh but that would undermine al Qaeda. Wouldn't want to do that. How would the "world" feel about..oh my..
What a patently asinine assertion regarding photos of acts that were in obvious violation of the rules of engagement and resulted in the prosecution of the troops who violated these rules.
Why am I not surprised at this level of immaturity from the likes of people who think like you do?
Yeah Lerxst, what a great idea; I would like nothing more than to see the Democrats dig an even deeper hole by voluntarily releasing more of these pictures; unfortunately, I also care about what happens to our troops when they are sent to fight the wars politicians send them to fight and then put them at greater risk engaging in childish immature behavior for purely political purposes.
I commend Obama for this move.
No, that is only your slanted opinion. These photos will not put our troops at any more risk than they already are. Do you really think the Muslims have already forgotten what happened over there? Do you think they are going to see these photos and then go "wow, now we are really going to kill the Americans even deader!" Coming completely clean about our transgressions promotes the appearance of contrition, a willingness to own up to what our government did and say "we know it was wrong, we are dealing with it, and we won't go down this road again."The only UGLY thing to be seen here is the UGLY political partisanship of Liberals how are wallowing so deep in their misplaced rage at Bush that they are willing to put MORE of our men and women at greater risk fighting a war the politicians sent them to fight for purely partisan political purposes.
I want the public to see these things so they can get a better grasp on what our government authorized and encouraged our military and intelligence agencies to do. I want them to be so outraged that it becomes a very real and determinate issue when they are considering who to elect to office next time. I want them to say "God that was awful, did Senator So and So support torture? If so I'm not voting for him." I want it to cause such an uproar that our elected officials go over and above to block it's use. This is one way to catalyze that kind of movement.
Because you have trouble functioning amongst real people I guess. Maybe it's psychological with you?Why am I not surprised at this level of immaturity from the likes of people who think like you do?
What lie? What distortion? What is the "greater risk" exactly? Can you describe it? Can you quantify it? I'm sure you've thought this through and there is some way to actually articulate what the risk will be. Please, have at it.By all means; let's put our troops at greater risk using this lie and distortion as somehow a "needed" fix.
Wow, quite a claim. Can you quantify what this "vast majority of American's" you speak of actually amounts to? Or is this more of your hollow rhetoric? And what is your fascination with the word "asinine?" Seriously, it's almost comical. Almost.Yet, such asinine immature notions about the REAL world are hardly shared by the vast majority of Americans who, LIKE the Obama Administration, thinks this is a bad idea and merely more of the pathetically hyper partisan politics that a radical element of Liberal Democrats whish to engage in using the false idea that this somehow promotes their issues and cause.
Please explain why you believe it's childish and immature behavior. Also, please articulate the increased risk this will put our troops at. I hear this on the T.V., I see it hear...put some actual meat to this argument.Yeah Lerxst, what a great idea; I would like nothing more than to see the Democrats dig an even deeper hole by voluntarily releasing more of these pictures; unfortunately, I also care about what happens to our troops when they are sent to fight the wars politicians send them to fight and then put them at greater risk engaging in childish immature behavior for purely political purposes.
Last edited by Lerxst; 05-13-09 at 09:14 PM.
Knowing that the photos exist is good enough for me, and as long as Obama doesn't prevent them from being used in some kind of official investigation, then I don't care if the public is denied access.
The public will take one look at the photos and there would be an immediate outrage. That kind of publicity won't help to form a balanced judgment of what happened in Gitmo. I want to see proper inquiries that don't involve the forum of public opinion.
Furthermore, it will alienate alies in the Middle East.
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
That's what I hope for. God forbid they would come out and the public be okay with it all.The public will take one look at the photos and there would be an immediate outrage.
Do you think the public opinion is really going to impact the investigators findings?That kind of publicity won't help to form a balanced judgment of what happened in Gitmo.
Proper inquiries won't involve the forum of public opinion. They will involved witnesses and evidence.I want to see proper inquiries that don't involve the forum of public opinion.
Not anymore than they already are in my opinion.Furthermore, it will alienate alies in the Middle East.