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Obama: "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy," Will NOT Release Photos
Pundit Press ^ | 5/4/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/04/2011 10:48:59 AM PDT by therightliveswithus

It is now being reported that President Obama has decided not to release the death photos of terrorist master mind Osama bin Laden.

The news was broken by CBS in a Tweet:

They also linked to an article of theirs, written just minutes before, explaining that the President would not release the photos. They quoted the President as saying:

"The risks of release outweigh the benefits. 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 Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet. Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated."

This is surprising news, considering that yesterday out-going CIA director Leon Panetta stated that he thought the pictures would be released.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; obama; osama; terrorism
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1 posted on 05/04/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Why should we care about public opinion in the Middle East? We already know that there are many over there that don’t like us.


2 posted on 05/04/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: All

Obama is a pussy.

Release the photos.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 10:51:20 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: al_c

Somehow the pic will leak onto the Internet.

Somebody over there has a copy on a flashdrive or SD card.


4 posted on 05/04/2011 10:52:25 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: therightliveswithus

Sorry Obastard, but I don’t believe you got actually Bin Laden without a photo. This was all a ploy to try to firm up your sagging poll numbers. You damned fraud.


5 posted on 05/04/2011 10:53:12 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: therightliveswithus

But you WILL release 2,000+ ‘prisoner abuse’ photos...

Nice.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 10:53:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: therightliveswithus

“Osama is not a trophy”

Right... and the Twin Towers assault was not symbolic.

I think “O” can file this under ‘how NOT to be re elected’


7 posted on 05/04/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: therightliveswithus

He’s doing this to drive people nuts.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: therightliveswithus

I dont know what is worse, a president who releases tons of “abuse” photos but refuses to release one photo of our worst enemy, OR the legion of obamabots who will champion this pandering to islam. we are so screwed!


9 posted on 05/04/2011 10:54:10 AM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: troy McClure

...AND photos of the bodies for all mentioned in his hard drives!

Time for a thorough house cleaning!


10 posted on 05/04/2011 10:54:58 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: therightliveswithus

This is what you get when Osama Obama gets backed into the corner to kill Osama. And Osama Obama - I’m not going to release the Osama dead pictures.


11 posted on 05/04/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Col Frank Slade
Somehow the pic will leak onto the Internet.

Paging Mr. Assange ... Mr. Julian Assange.....

12 posted on 05/04/2011 10:55:50 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: therightliveswithus
Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet.

If? Obama's not exactly Mr Current Events, now is he?

13 posted on 05/04/2011 10:56:38 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Yes. Precisely.

A patriot within the Agency will flashdrive it out into the public. They will not be able to stop it.

Just a matter of time. Probably somebody near retirement...and disgusted with this person in the Oval Office. My prediction.

14 posted on 05/04/2011 10:56:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: therightliveswithus

Play all the games you want; we still know that gas prices and food prices are continuing to rise...


15 posted on 05/04/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Osama is a trophy ONLY to Obama, he will milk this for all its worth til its election day.


16 posted on 05/04/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: troy McClure
Obama is a pussy.

0bama is a LIAR.

Why should we believe him?

Release the photos.

17 posted on 05/04/2011 10:57:51 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: troy McClure

Any doubt about Obama being a Muzzie??


18 posted on 05/04/2011 10:58:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: therightliveswithus
Osama bin Laden is not a trophy...And he's going to ground zero tomorrow why???
19 posted on 05/04/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: All

If Osama isn’t a trophy, then why did the Obama administration spend 24 hours telling elaborate and wildly inaccurate fish stories after the raid?


20 posted on 05/04/2011 10:58:45 AM PDT by Rumierules
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To: SMARTY

I pray you are RIGHT!


21 posted on 05/04/2011 10:58:57 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Obama is probably planning to leak the photos around the time of the election so that he can relive his moment of glory and hope for a bump up in his numbers.


22 posted on 05/04/2011 10:59:37 AM PDT by Marty
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To: therightliveswithus

Get this man a tampon and some granny panties.

What a wussy.


23 posted on 05/04/2011 10:59:38 AM PDT by sappy
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To: therightliveswithus

This will drive his bump in the poll numbers back down lower than before...

Giving up the bump over this, eh?

Hmmm... something stinks of fish carcass here...

What a freak and fraud this egomaniac is.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 11:00:26 AM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: therightliveswithus
The guy is congenitally incapable of being decisive.

Whatever he's decided now, he'll change his mind in fifteen minutes.

25 posted on 05/04/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: therightliveswithus

“there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East”

Gimme a break! As if they aren’t inflamed already.


26 posted on 05/04/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: therightliveswithus
Obama protected Osama in life, and now in death.

Where is a copy of pRes_ _ent Obama's Executive Order
that OBL's body must be "washed",
and "wrapped in linen" and shown respect?
For what reason?


27 posted on 05/04/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Steel Wolf

That line caught my eye also.


28 posted on 05/04/2011 11:01:58 AM PDT by kallisti ("Think what you want. You're the one that has to live with your thoughts.")
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To: therightliveswithus
Mr. Trump .... Mr. Donald Trump .... please pick up the white courtesy phone to nag the president to release another hidden document.
29 posted on 05/04/2011 11:02:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: therightliveswithus
This is surprising news, considering that yesterday out-going CIA director Leon Panetta stated that he thought the pictures would be released.

Boy the way this administration has handled this event really doesn't give me confidence they could react to any threat quicky.

Hey Osama, you gonna cancel your photo-op at Ground Zero also?

30 posted on 05/04/2011 11:02:16 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: Marty
Obama is probably planning to leak the photos around the time of the election

That would be consistent with Zero's (and the 0bamorrhoids' generally) practice of politicizing everything.

31 posted on 05/04/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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32 posted on 05/04/2011 11:03:00 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TexasRepublic

I don’t care about a photo.

What I want to know, was OBL given his Miranda Rights before being shot dead?


33 posted on 05/04/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: therightliveswithus
HOld it ... HOld IT...

You mean the alleged Osama bin Laden..
It was not PROVED he wasn't a look alike..
BUT its too late now to prove it.. they scuttled too quickly the cadaver.

DAMN funny how those things happen.. isn't it..
Wonder if "we" will elect this Trojan Horse as President AGAIN!??..

WHOOO WEE did he bring a lot of gross maleficent malefactors into the Executive Branch of this government..

34 posted on 05/04/2011 11:04:02 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Rumierules

When we were truly a nation our ancestors used to display the actual body’s of the bad guys out side of and in the windows of the undertakers! We are so PC!


35 posted on 05/04/2011 11:04:41 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: troy McClure

The picture must, in some way, violate his “Muslim sensibilities”.


36 posted on 05/04/2011 11:07:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: hosepipe

“It all comes out in the wash” doesn’t it? We are learning that he was not involved in the decision making or even monitored “Geronimo” closely. We are also learning that he is still prosecuting CIA folks, AND releasing prisoner abuse photos on May 28th....watch those poll numbers drop even lower. There is too much emotion related to this issue and he is making people angry. (on purpose).


37 posted on 05/04/2011 11:08:15 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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38 posted on 05/04/2011 11:08:28 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Almost as evil as the Freeper Criminal Mastermind)
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To: WayneS

“But you WILL release 2,000+ ‘prisoner abuse’ photos...”

Anything to discredit the U.S., which he hates. This dope has to be the absolute Worst pResident this great country has ever had.

Impeach the bastard before we are in complete ruin!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2714955/posts


39 posted on 05/04/2011 11:08:39 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: therightliveswithus

You all know he will release the image....when it benefits him politically, like right before the election. (ie....he will use it as a trophy)


40 posted on 05/04/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT by KOZ.
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To: McGruff

Just when I thought he couldn’t be any more incompetent! I have no words.


41 posted on 05/04/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by TXLady
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To: McGruff

Just when I thought he couldn’t be any more incompetent! I have no words.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 11:10:43 AM PDT by TXLady
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To: McGruff

Just when I thought he couldn’t be any more incompetent! I have no words.


43 posted on 05/04/2011 11:10:49 AM PDT by TXLady
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To: Steel Wolf

Imagine how the American people would react if al Qaeda decapitated an American with a sword and videotaped it, then broadcast it on the Internet.

Oh wait.


44 posted on 05/04/2011 11:11:19 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: therightliveswithus

They should have brought his body back and hung him up by his heels like Il Duce at Ground Zero and left him there until his carcass rotted.


45 posted on 05/04/2011 11:12:44 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: SMARTY

Osama may not be a trophy to our Dear Leader, but that isn’t stopping him from holding that Victory Party/Campaign Rally at Ground Zero.


46 posted on 05/04/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: arderkrag

“...He’s doing this to drive people nuts....”

That, and he doesn’t want the picture winding up on tee shirts, of which I’d have one. That would be one way of stregnthening the economy.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:32 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: therightliveswithus

We didn’t want you to stuff him and put him on the mantle you lying turd Obama.

We wanted to see the pictures so that we could see the proof that you can tell the truth for once.

Sooo, no picture, no body, no nothing, and I am supposed to believe you?

m’kay

I went to the prom with Sean Connery, but I won’t show you the picture because he wasn’t my trophy. Like that Obama?


48 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:46 AM PDT by dforest
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To: therightliveswithus

No proof....didn’t happen.


49 posted on 05/04/2011 11:17:56 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.")
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To: therightliveswithus

uh, doesn’t this dumbass know we have seen many westerners dead pics posted on the internet?


50 posted on 05/04/2011 11:18:16 AM PDT by dforest
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