After having just gone through 2 and 1/2 years where people didn't believe an official birth certificate, what makes anyone think that people (who don't want to believe) will believe a photo?
And some would put the troops safety at increased risk for this?
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@ MrV - Why is it the dumbest thing you've ever heard of? You can't think of any reason why it would be a bad idea to release the photo?
If Obama did release the photo, you'd probably still say it was the dumbest thing you ever heard of. You're just partisan like that.
I'm glad the photo wasn't released because it protects the soldiers who are still int he Middle East. I'm sure the terrorist networks are already pissed off that we took out their messiah, the last thing we need to do is add insult to injury by taunting them with the photo of his corpse.
It was a tempered decision and I see nothing wrong with it.
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Last edited by ric27; 05-04-11 at 11:56 PM.
Especially since the government never hesitated in releasing photos of prisoners at Abu Graib, for example.
Given the fact that this mission was in planning for months, its inconceivable that a political hack like Obama didn't consider what to do with photographs of the corpse. This charade about "releasing, sure...oh! no no no, they're too gory, but he's dead, yes he is..." is just a teaser game serving some purpose.
One of the purposes it's revealing is that the Administration is willing to sacrifice America's right to supervise it's government, which requires knowledge, to the tender feelings of people who are going to hate us and retaliate anyway. It doesn't matter that bin Laden's body was patted all over with baby powder, and kissed, or whatever silliness the muslim burial rites are. Those people don't actually need an excuse to kill innocents, it's what they like to do.
So Obama's fake indecision isn't serving any useful purpose.
One of the possible reasons is that Obama was forced to surrender a documet resembling a birth certificate, and he needs to create a new furor to load his "these people are crazy" paintball gun.
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