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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post



    If you are an American citizen, he is your leader. You can have these little ideological tantrums all you want, but nothing can change that fact.
    The President, yes but no leader

    Blackout during raid on UBL Osama bin Laden dead: Blackout during raid on bin Laden compound - Telegraph

    Apparently No Helmet Cam footage!!!...This is starting to look kinda goofy

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    So because he won't release the photos he deserves nor credit? I don't remember much dithering. I remember them making an official announcement not to do so. Can you please show me where Obama dithered on the issue?
    Where did i say he receives no credit??

    The dithering is shown in the article which inspired this thread, and we have the knowledge that Osama had already been dead long before the official announcement of his death was released to the public. It should have been made clear at the beginning that the photos would not be released and the reasons given.

    What I did say is that he is squandering the credit he initially received. You can see that by the comments here, in the mainstream media and even among members of his own administration. Boldness was briefly demonstrated, now it's caution. He now makes America look weak in the eyes of their enemies.

    Eventually, as in so many of his flip flops, he'll come to realize that these photos will remain controversial until they are finally released and will come to the correct conclusion. This fellow is not a leader.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    And people would be calling him crass if he had shown them. He can't win. The photos will probably be leaked, but I wouldn't hold my breath on the White House officially releasing them.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The President, yes but no leader

    Blackout during raid on UBL Osama bin Laden dead: Blackout during raid on bin Laden compound - Telegraph

    Apparently No Helmet Cam footage!!!...This is starting to look kinda goofy
    The last four paragraphs of that article certainly opens further speculation.

    Maybe Hillary Clinton was right that Pakistan was cooperating but, in any case, its starting to get a Keystone Cops feel to it.

    I hope some shameless politicians don't manage to sully the reputation of the Seals.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    And people would be calling him crass if he had shown them. He can't win. The photos will probably be leaked, but I wouldn't hold my breath on the White House officially releasing them.
    He could have won if he was forthright and simply released, with warnings, the photographs.

    If he 'can't win' it's no ones fault but his own. He once had great approval ratings and the support of the American people, but then threw it all away.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He could have won if he was forthright and simply released, with warnings, the photographs.

    If he 'can't win' it's no ones fault but his own. He once had great approval ratings and the support of the American people, but then threw it all away.
    I don't buy that for a second. After seeing how the whole "Birther" issue, it's clear that people will never be satisfied. As I said before, there are going to be 3 main responses from people if he were to release the photos now:

    1. He should have just released these photos to begin with!!!
    2. What a coward! I can't believe he would cave so easily to people's demands!
    3. These photos look shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Here we go again.... the same crap as his birth certificate kind of deal.... always creating uncertainty, and now the Libs are going to get pissed off because people are going to question whether we got Bin Laden or not and guess who they are going to blame??? the non believers or the ones who question it. What a load of crap!!! and guess who's fault it is ????
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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't buy that for a second. After seeing how the whole "Birther" issue, it's clear that people will never be satisfied. As I said before, there are going to be 3 main responses from people if he were to release the photos now:

    1. He should have just released these photos to begin with!!!
    2. What a coward! I can't believe he would cave so easily to people's demands!
    3. These photos look shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.
    Who really cares what the "birthers" have to say? They will always be among us and they should not make the POTUS nervous.

    He should have just released the photos, with warnings, and then most people would have moved on. But as it is he has managed to create a debacle from a triumph in just a few days.

    I don't have to see the photos, nor do i want to. But to claim he is doing it because someone might get hurt is ridiculous. It makes the American people, as well as him, look very, very weak. That is not a good thing.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Who really cares what the "birthers" have to say? They will always be among us and they should not make the POTUS nervous.

    He should have just released the photos, with warnings, and then most people would have moved on. But as it is he has managed to create a debacle from a triumph in just a few days.

    I don't have to see the photos, nor do i want to. But to claim he is doing it because someone might get hurt is ridiculous. It makes the American people, as well as him, look very, very weak. That is not a good thing.
    Bull****. I think the fact that we stayed the course with Bin Laden and got his ass 10 years after the fact shows just how strong we are. The fact that anyone would infer that America is somehow weak because they don't release the photos of Bin Laden's corpse is complete nonsense. As with the Birther issue, there is simply no appeasing some people and releasing the photos would be no different. People need to get over the fact that they aren't releasing them and move on. We got Bin Laden and should celebrate that fact instead of tossing around this partisan nonsense that has plagued this country for so long.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Bull****. I think the fact that we stayed the course with Bin Laden and got his ass 10 years after the fact shows just how strong we are. The fact that anyone would infer that America is somehow weak because they don't release the photos of Bin Laden's corpse is complete nonsense. As with the Birther issue, there is simply no appeasing some people and releasing the photos would be no different. People need to get over the fact that they aren't releasing them and move on. We got Bin Laden and should celebrate that fact instead of tossing around this partisan nonsense that has plagued this country for so long.
    Did you not read the reason why HBO would not release the photos? Does it seem to you that he is operating from of position of strength? Let's also not forget that the American people voted for Obama because he promised to leave Afghanistan, leave Iraq, close Gitmo, search for "exit strategies", etc. Does that sound like a strong and determined people to you?

    Certainly you'd like everyone to move on and forget abut the photos, as would Obama, just as he'd prefer everyone to forget about his many unrealized campaign promises. But that is not the way the real world works.

    Strong? Asking people to move on and fuggedaboudit is not a demonstration of strength. It is a plea to stop bullies from picking on you.

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