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    Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos - CNN.com


    Washington (CNN) -- A conservative legal watchdog group has filed the first lawsuit seeking public release of video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.

    Judicial Watch is asking the Department of Defense to comply with a Freedom of Information request for the material, especially photos of the September 11 mastermind lying dead on the third floor of his Pakistan hideout. The legal complaint to force compliance was made in federal court in Washington on Friday.

    The group says it is being "irreparably harmed" by the Obama administration's "unlawful withholding of requested records."


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    Obama had barred any public release of photos or video, telling CBS News, "It is important to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool." He added, "We don't trot this stuff out as trophies. We don't need to spike the football."

    Judicial Watch calls itself a "a conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation (promoting) transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law."

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    one question...why???

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    one question...why???
    Why not? Whats to hide?

    Everything was done by the book, right?

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Why not? Whats to hide?

    Everything was done by the book, right?
    what is the point in showing the picture? what does it accomplish? al qaeda admits he is dead, what is there to prove?

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Why not? Whats to hide?

    Everything was done by the book, right?
    Your question assumes that the reason for not releasing the photos has something to do with hiding. It doesn't.

    That said, they will probably be "leaked" eventually.

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    I didn't realize that withholding footage of special operations units in action was "unlawful" and that doing so causes me "irreparable harm!"
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    one question...why???
    Oh...I dunno...because it's their right?

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I didn't realize that withholding footage of special operations units in action was "unlawful" and that doing so causes me "irreparable harm!"
    Are you one of those Leftists that is always harping about our, "right to know"?

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Nothing says America more than a picture of a bloody corpse aye.

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    Re: Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh...I dunno...because it's their right?
    People don't just sue, or do things, just because they have a right to. I have the right to own a firearm, but I don't.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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