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Gates: Obama Keeping bin Laden Pictures Secret Because of "Photoshop" Fear
Pundit Press ^ | 5/12/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/12/2011 12:25:57 PM PDT by rightistight

Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated today that one of the main reasons why President Barack Obama has decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden is because he fears that the pictures will be photoshopped and used against the United States.

Mr. Gates stated that the President believes that, should the photos be released, they will quickly be "misused" in order to drive anti-American sentiment in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Gates stated:

"One of the things that I think concerns Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton and I is the risk not only of the pictures themselves inflaming people who were bin Laden's adherents and radical extremists, but we were also worried about the potential for manipulation of those photos and doing things with those photos that would be pretty outrageous in terms of provoking a reaction that might in fact put our troops at greater risk in both Iraq and Afghanistan..."

Gates added:

"I have gotten from friends all over the country copies of the picture that was this iconic picture taken in the Situation Room while we were watching the operation. And they have been photoshopped in every way you can imagine, including putting you know, coming after the royal wedding, one of these had all of us in one of these big, wide-brimmed hats from the wedding. Another had various football players seated at the table that had been photoshopped in."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: binladen; deathphoto; gates; obama

1 posted on 05/12/2011 12:26:03 PM PDT by rightistight
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To: rightistight

What an impotent wuss.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 12:27:15 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: rightistight

perhaps even pre—psed?


3 posted on 05/12/2011 12:28:29 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: rightistight

Lame excuse, we’ve already seen photos from others that got killed in the compound.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 12:28:29 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: rightistight

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5 posted on 05/12/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: rightistight
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6 posted on 05/12/2011 12:30:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightistight
Why would people think that?

The following was NOT PhotoShopped.
Marine and Navy SEAL Capture and Kill Trump's Hairpiece.

7 posted on 05/12/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: rightistight

funny he would bring that point up............................


8 posted on 05/12/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: rightistight
Or he doesn't want his co-religionists to see him as killing a Shahid? That explanation works better than this load of dog mess.
9 posted on 05/12/2011 12:32:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: rightistight

I don’t know. Maybe someone could photoshop an American into the Oval Office??


10 posted on 05/12/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: SERKIT

Boroach Obuggery!


11 posted on 05/12/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: SERKIT

H/T to Rush

12 posted on 05/12/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: rightistight
Hey, Gates, those photo shops were funny, especially the one that showed the Village People on your laptop.
13 posted on 05/12/2011 12:43:52 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: rightistight

Well if I don’t get to see a pic of dead OBL in that silly tan princess hat I will be so disappointed...


14 posted on 05/12/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: rightistight; Lucky9teen
Gates added: "I have gotten from friends all over the country copies of the picture that was this iconic picture taken in the Situation Room while we were watching the operation. And they have been photoshopped in every way you can imagine, including putting you know, coming after the royal wedding, one of these had all of us in one of these big, wide-brimmed hats from the wedding. Another had various football players seated at the table that had been photoshopped in."

Somebody's been following the OFST !!

15 posted on 05/12/2011 12:47:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: rightistight
""One of the things that I think concerns Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton and I is the risk not only of the pictures themselves inflaming people who were bin Laden's adherents and radical extremists, but we were also worried about the potential for manipulation of those photos and doing things with those photos that would be pretty outrageous in terms of provoking a reaction that might in fact put our troops at greater risk in both Iraq and Afghanistan..." "

Really?

From April 24, 2009: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos; Former CIA Official Says Former Colleagues 'Don't Believe They Have Cover Anymore'

16 posted on 05/12/2011 12:48:35 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: rightistight
photoshopped in every way you can imagine, including putting you know, coming after the royal wedding, one of these had all of us in one of these big, wide-brimmed hats from the wedding

Compliments of FReepers....

17 posted on 05/12/2011 12:49:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: rightistight
Fearing a reaction from your enemy is no way to fight a war, ever hear of shooting and killing at will while defending yourself. Look at all the ridicule that came directly out of DC about the Axis Powers. If the local population reacts to a Bin Laden 'shop then they are not worth protecting.

On that note:


18 posted on 05/12/2011 12:52:25 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi

That one is awesome!


19 posted on 05/12/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: rightistight

20 posted on 05/12/2011 1:04:32 PM PDT by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: ErnBatavia
LOL

21 posted on 05/12/2011 1:11:09 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Like I’ve said elsewhere....Obama got Osama.....we got 72 versions.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 1:11:52 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: rightistight

Gates proving his kneepads are fully operational.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 1:14:50 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: rightistight

And his grammar sucks too.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 1:15:34 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve been waiting for someone to photoshop that. Thanks.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 1:19:25 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: CommieCutter

Hell I did that on election night.

I’m an optimist.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 1:20:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Lucky9teen
Like I’ve said elsewhere....Obama got Osama.....we got 72 versions.

Or Ubama got Usama.

27 posted on 05/12/2011 1:22:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: rightistight

Suddenly, he doesn’t sound so ‘gutsy’ anymore... eh?


28 posted on 05/12/2011 1:25:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Hardraade
Maybe someone could photoshop an American into the Oval Office??

Post of the day!!!

29 posted on 05/12/2011 1:28:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: rightistight
President Barack Obama has decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden is because he fears.....

There's the bottom line right there.

30 posted on 05/12/2011 1:29:28 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (The stench of dependency is a sickening smell. Strive to become an asset, not a liability.)
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To: rightistight

Barry0 should be afraid of Photoshop - look at all the versions of his birth certificate :)


31 posted on 05/12/2011 1:31:16 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: rightistight
Please.....use it against us????

They took down the twin towers for no friggin' reason.

32 posted on 05/12/2011 1:39:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rightistight

Or he isn’t dead, Jim!

No body, no photos makes me wonder if he is stuffed in an undisclosed CIA rendition prison being heavily interrogated.


33 posted on 05/12/2011 1:39:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No red shirt for you, Bin Laden!


34 posted on 05/12/2011 1:39:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Lucky9teen; waterhill; ixtl
LOL Lucky9teen,

That is the best one yet!!!!!

(((ping))) to 21.

35 posted on 05/12/2011 4:41:42 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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