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FReep this Poll: Do You Believe that Obama is Wrong in not Releasing the bin Laden Death Photos?
Pundit Press ^ | 5/5/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/05/2011 11:28:11 AM PDT by rightistight

Osama bin Laden is dead. After nine and a half exhaustive years of searching, the terrorist mastermind was killed by US Navy Seals in Pakistan. After claiming his body, the US took, amongst other things, several pictures of the al Qaeda leader. Afterwords, the US gave bin Laden a "proper Muslim burial" at sea, making any future examination of the body impossible. The question now is: should those pictures, either all or some, be released?

President Obama said no. About his reasons, he stated:

"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."

Yet the debate is not over. Advocates of releasing the pictures believe that it will show the world that bin Laden is indeed dead, and will help squelch those who say he somehow survived

But the question is: what do you think? Should the United States government release the photos? Can the American public "take it?" Will such a release fan the flames of hatred for the United States in the Middle East?

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bh044; obama; osama; photos

1 posted on 05/05/2011 11:28:17 AM PDT by rightistight
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To: rightistight

I believe Obama is wrong on everything.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 11:30:13 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: rightistight
This is the only photo released thus far. According to an "unnamed White House source," the remarks attributed to several of the attendees are reported as accurate.

Photobucket


3 posted on 05/05/2011 11:30:15 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: rightistight

He doesnt want to release the pic because the pic does not exist.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 11:32:01 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: rightistight

Barry only publishes photos damaging to the US Military, so tell him to take a hike. After watching Americans jump out of the twin towers, this couldn’t be worse.
Heck yeah, publish the photos!


5 posted on 05/05/2011 11:39:19 AM PDT by Pat4ever (AFVet2)
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To: rightistight

This whole event was designed for maximum Obama PR.

First of all, the announcement should not have been made by a President in the middle of the night. It should have been made by a mid-level Pentagon spokesman. UBL’s death 10 years on was not fitting for a President to do at 11:30 pm.

Obama the narcissist and politician wanted the maximum PR, but in fact, it diminishes him and raises up Al Qaeda and UBL.

A clear chronology of course should have been prepared in advance, with IR images of copters landing or selected helmet camera views (where appropriate). 15-20 journalists should have been flown in to view UBL’s body. Death photos (perhaps after washing off the blood) should have been shown. Announcement that body was disposed of in respectful manner should have been all that was said.

No need to worry about “inflaming” radicals or worrying about Jihadi’s religious sensibilities. Shows spinelessness.

The President could then comment the next day.

Obama’s way is undignified.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 11:39:23 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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7 posted on 05/05/2011 11:41:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rightistight
bin Laden?

Death?

Where? - - - - All we've got is the word of pathologigal liars.

8 posted on 05/05/2011 11:42:38 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: rightistight
Absolutely. His steadfast refusal to release the photo, just like with his birth certficiate, is PROOF POSITIVE he is hiding something HUGE.

And all this BS about having to be buried at sea within 24 hours and not wanting to offend muslims around the world by releasing the "gruesome" photo just fuels the fire that this whole thing stinks worse than a dead mullet rotting on the pier in mid July.

Released during W's terms:











Show is the beef Barry!!!!
9 posted on 05/05/2011 11:49:01 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Pat4ever

“O” still wants it both ways. Get Osama AND stay buddies with his Muslim friends.

Same as always with this guy.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 11:49:08 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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WWBD? (what would Bush do)

Fly to the USS Carl Vinson and personally kick the body into the sea on live TV.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 11:51:13 AM PDT by Rio
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To: rightistight

Why does Osama Bin Laden have to be treated with kid gloves in death. Thru the years many lesser bad guys have had their dead mugs displayed on the front pages. I will list a few.
Jesse James
Billy the Kid
John Dillinger
Clyde Barrow
Baby Face Nelson
Albert Anastasia
Carmine Galante (cigar in mouth)
Paul Costallano
Angelo Bruno
Feel free to add to the list.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 11:55:31 AM PDT by gusty
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To: rightistight

Like Rush, I believe the question is possibly an intentional diversion, on the part of Obama who created the need for the question; so everyone can give their attention and interest away from the dire domestic economic and federal budget issues, while he and the RINOS work out a compromise.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 11:57:27 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: atc23

Barry’s plan to bring CHAOS here and around the world continues on schedule.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 12:01:23 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: gusty
Che Guevara:


15 posted on 05/05/2011 12:29:11 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: rightistight
Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway

This could be 0bama's way of getting back at the ungrateful American public for not buying his latest "birth certificate" without question. Not that 0 and the rest of the leftist elite doesn't treat Americans with contempt anyway on general principles. We don't have deserve information. We don't have "standing."

16 posted on 05/05/2011 12:34:06 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Dick Bachert

Another thing that is strange about that photo is why is the room so small? Major military operation to take out THE worlds most notorious terrorist being run out of a closet?


17 posted on 05/05/2011 12:59:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: rightistight

18 posted on 05/05/2011 1:07:37 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: TheOldLady

Hobbes!

Where’s Calvin?


19 posted on 05/05/2011 2:42:22 PM PDT by Ole Okie (++++++)
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To: Ole Okie
Calvin is right here. ;-)
20 posted on 05/05/2011 2:49:10 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I checked with my inside guy at the White House and was told that the BIG Situation Room was still a mess from the late night drunken pizza party co-hosted by Obozo and Oprah for the local chapter of the New Black Panthers, some of whom I was told were still passed out on and under the conference table. Barf and used condoms everywhere. And someone — my source won’t say who — drove a golf ball through the 55” flat screen monitor.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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