View Poll Results: Is the Government revealing too much from and about the death of Osama?

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    Re: Is the Government revealing too much from and about the death of Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually there are concrete reasons why we do release such info, beyond it's political value at home. Just one such is to dissuade the terrorists from going forward with plans that even knowing some details would be still hard to stop.
    This would be accurate if we were dealing with the sane. These folks are uninterested in saving their own lives. Dissuading them with information wouldn't be very effective.
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    Re: Is the Government revealing too much from and about the death of Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think conservatives are just looking for anything to whine about. Good news in WOT, good news on unemployment, lackluster republican debate, it's not a good week for you all and so you are searching for anything you can find to whine about.
    It is very unfortunate that some people think everything is partisan. People who believe that make intelligent discourse neigh unto impossible. Nonetheless, I'll try.

    This operation had been in the wind for months. The White House failed to have a plan in place as to what response would be if the mission succeeded. (One can only hope there was a plan in place if it had failed.)

    The misinformation that went out is disconcerting. OBL was armed...no, he wasn't. OBL used his wife as a shield....no, he didn't. There was a huge firefight...no, there wasn't. OBL's son was 'taken'...no, he was killed. OBL was armed...no, he wasn't. Are we releasing photos? Or not? Personal meeting with Seal Team Six increasing the likelihood that their identities will be revealed.

    IMO, the release of this information and the way it was done was designed to make political hay. I'd rather think that than believe the White House's lack of planning was a cock-up.
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    Re: Is the Government revealing too much from and about the death of Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think conservatives are just looking for anything to whine about. Good news in WOT, good news on unemployment, lackluster republican debate, it's not a good week for you all and so you are searching for anything you can find to whine about.
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    Re: Is the Government revealing too much from and about the death of Osama?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I think they should shut up already.

    What I'm talking about is all the intel they got, who did the operation, and the like. They've put the terrorists on notice, and had they simply stated they killed Osama... and fed misinformation... like... he was isolated and had lost authority, it might be easier to keep the idiots calm, let them communicate and pick them off.

    Perhaps they are feeding misinformation to the press, and in reality got far less than advertised in an effort to increase tensions amongst the network(s), thereby increase their insecurities, their activity and mistakes.

    If it's the latter, then it's a great ploy, but I think it's the former and wish they'd have revealed almost nothing. Osama is dead, is fish food and that is all we needed to now.

    And you?

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    As long as they do not revel the names of those involved with killing Bin Laden or reveal exactly how they got the intel on where he was staying at I really don't care what else they reveal.
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