Just as this blogger gained a certain respect for our Dear Leader, President Obama, he has blown it, big time, by deciding NOT to release any photos or video of the cold, dead body of the late terror fiend, Osama bin Laden.
The reasoning is also very disappointing.
According to the interview that will air this Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes, the Dear Leader, President Obama said the following:
"The risks of release outweigh the benefits," he said. "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."
"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet," he continued. "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaeda has been eliminated."
OK, sure Dear Leader, President Obama.
Again, the people in the Middle East that hate us already are already inflamed. Those on the sidelines need to know that the deed was done. Everything. photos and videos.
In the second paragraph, again Dear Leader, President Obama, al-Qaeda and its allies HAVE done just that. Hell, they showed the full execution of The Wall Street Journal writer, Daniel Pearl. This is how these thugs work. It is all part of the fear that they try to impart to people.
Again, it is not just the Dear Leader's, President Obama's approach to this.
Way too many Republicans in congress are also short sided. In the previous post, I wrote about Congressman Mike Rogers' (R-Mich) opposition to releasing the photos and videos.
Speaker of the House, John Boehner, said he does not need to see any proof one way or the other. However, again Mr. Boehner, it is not about proof. It is to show that the deed was done. We all need to see it.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) said that he has seen the photos. With all due respect, why should we, the people, not see something like this? Why should congressmen and senators get the privilege?
There also the yucky factor.
Many believe that we, the people, are not strong enough to see the bullet holes in the head of bin Laden.
This is from the nation that defeated Hitler? That dropped not one but two nukes on Japan to end World War II?
Have we gotten this soft? If so, how can we think we will win the War Against Islamofacsist Terror?
This is a bad call from our national leaders and I believe will show weakness, not strength.