Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Not very many people in the US have any respect for a mass murderer.
Putting his death mask on a t-shirt would supplant all those idiot Che t-shirts out there.
The Mayor was thinking that this process would enable Obama to give a more gift more suitable to the Queen of England than some stupid iPod loaded with Obama campaign speeches.Smacks a bit too much of putting his head on a pike in front of the WH.
Ultimately the courts will rule the public has the right to know and the photos will be released. Welcome to a land governed by the First Amendment.There are conflicting issues in this case given the desire for proof, but I think publishing the photo would be in bad taste.
What it was is Panetta's opinion as an official in the Obama Administration and what it indicates is that the Incompetent President is incapable of keeping his staff on message even for something as simple as the release of a photograph.Leon Panetta's personal opinion being wrong is hardly Obama waffling.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
You are referring to, of course, the men in the Middle East who are already targetted by the terrorists, and that the death of bin Laden doesn't change that in the least.Well, we have men in the ME that will be targeted by those who followed BinLaden,
[quote]and we need to be sensitive to their safety. Why pour gasoline into the fire. We've killed BinLaden, we don't need to make T-shirts and the like out of his remains - what idiocy is that?[quote]
It's called "freedom".
Democracies don't do well when their governments can hide facts.
The people have the right to see all the facts and to make up their own minds. That a few won't reach the correct conclusion isn't any concern of yours.
They have video so they could at least release the video of them going up and of him right before he was shot. I wish they would release these pics. But support Obama 100%. He knows what is best for our country and there could be reasons we are not even privy to.
~Following My Own Flow~
It informs the enemy we do not respect them. Absolutely Osama should not have been given any form of muslim burial rites. While the muslims say that dumping the body to the fishes is an insult, putting him in a shallow unmarked grave in any one of six continents without ceremony, or cremated, or indeed, dropped naked with a cannonball tied to his ankle to feed the lobsters would all have been more fitting. The man did not reserve any shred of respect from his victims.
Disrespecting the American people by hiding the evidence is also wrong. So what if people will play with the photo, putting it on t-shirts, beer mugs, and right-handed toilet paper? Is there any particular reason Osama should be treated with greater respect by the Left than Ronald Reagan?
Don't give us any of that "safety of the troops" guff, you people were ecstatic when the body count hit four digits, and doubly so when it hit 4,000 before the 2008 election. You people were all behind the truly stupid notion that the US should post a specific date for withdrawal from our fields of combat, and you had no regard for the safety of the men in the field then.
Killing Osama raised the tempory risk factor. Publishing photos of the corpse, at this time, will not add to the outrage felt by the terrorists. Delay of the inevitable, though, will cause a secondary spike as the animals are reminded of their failures.
Obama doesn't want to hurt the feelings of his co-religionists.
If you want to cut straight to the heart of the matter.
Obama has, only one time in his entire life, done what was best for the nation. That was when he ordered the strike team to enter and do their job. Yes, Obama clearly knows what is best for the nation, it's the only way he could be so consistent in his avoidance of the beneficial path.They have video so they could at least release the video of them going up and of him right before he was shot. I wish they would release these pics. But support Obama 100%. He knows what is best for our country and there could be reasons we are not even privy to.