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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Don't feel alone. I am in the same boat. But I guess that is why there are people who know more about the actual situation than you and I do that are calling the shots on this.
    Yes, and the people calling the shots are saying no, don't release the photos. Why not?

    It would just inflame passions and serve as a terrorist recruiting tool.
    The "deathers" who say the story is a hoax would just say the photo was a fake.
    We don't need to descend to the level of the people we're fighting.
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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Don't feel alone. I am in the same boat. But I guess that is why there are people who know more about the actual situation than you and I do that are calling the shots on this.
    Yeah, isn't he the same President that said "Sure go ahead... video and photograph coffins returning of Dead Americans."
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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yeah, isn't he the same President that said "Sure go ahead... video and photograph coffins returning of Dead Americans."
    Ah, you mean this?

    Pentagon ends photo ban on war dead return - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com

    Also, how is a picture or video of a flag draped coffin the same as a gruesome picture of a dead guy with a hole in his head and blood all over his face?

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    The government didn't want photos of flag draped coffins because no Americans were supposed to die in the elective war against Iraq, you know, the one that wasn't supposed to last even six months, that was supposed to get Saddam's WMD, that had nothing to do with 9/11, and that was supposed to have been paid for by Iraqi oil, that war.

    You do remember it, don't you? Of course, it was over back in 2002, so it's ancient history now, but the news clips of Iraqis cheering the liberating army were wonderful, weren't they?

    Isn't the mutability of the past a wonderful thing?
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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, and the people calling the shots are saying no, don't release the photos. Why not?

    It would just inflame passions and serve as a terrorist recruiting tool.
    The "deathers" who say the story is a hoax would just say the photo was a fake.
    We don't need to descend to the level of the people we're fighting.
    That would make sense if the photos of the other dead people weren't released. So it's okay to show the dead body of relatively annonymous bad guy but not a celebrity?

    As for bad sentiment by our enemies? Who the **** cares!!!? They were are enemies before, they are our enemies now and if you asked a single one, "Would you stop being our enemy if we don't release the photos?", the answer would be negative.

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    That would make sense if the photos of the other dead people weren't released. So it's okay to show the dead body of relatively annonymous bad guy but not a celebrity?

    As for bad sentiment by our enemies? Who the **** cares!!!? They were are enemies before, they are our enemies now and if you asked a single one, "Would you stop being our enemy if we don't release the photos?", the answer would be negative.
    Osama Bin Laden is a "celebrity"?

    The bottom line is that there is no upside to showing the photo.
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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Osama Bin Laden is a "celebrity"?

    The bottom line is that there is no upside to showing the photo.
    The upside would be that Americans would not now be arguing with each other and debating an issue that should have resolved immediately.

    A leader would have released the photos immediately, with an appropriate warning, and the controversy would have disappeared long ago. As it is it will remain unresolved and the debate will continue. That's what happens when there is no serious leadership, and this result was quite predictable..

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The upside would be that Americans would not now be arguing with each other and debating an issue that should have resolved immediately.
    You're beating a dead horse... The only argument and debate is between the Reps and their biased media. All loyal Americans should believe their president, because he's in a better position to know all the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Dumbest thing I've ever heard. "We'll definitely release it" "No, it might make people mad we can't release it."

    Dumb.. .all around dumb.
    He probably realized after his birth certificate debacle that people in the public know how to use photoshop and can determine just how fake the photos are and will raise further doubts that the story we are told reflects the truth. (ie : OBL has been dead for years.)

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    Re: Obama Says He Will Not Release Bin Laden Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    You're beating a dead horse... The only argument and debate is between the Reps and their biased media. All loyal Americans should believe their president, because he's in a better position to know all the facts.

    ricksfolly
    It's clear that despite your opinion the American people are still divided on the subject and that this divisiveness will continue. Now it's gone so far that anyone who is critical of the decision has their loyalty being questioned, and in fact some have made charges of 'racism" as well.

    That's a result of the man's weak leadership, nothing else. Give them a strong leader and they'll be a strong people. Give them a weak leader and these sorts of arguments will continue.

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