Why are you surprised? Time and time again Obama has shown his true muslim colors. In this instance he is merely giving due respect to one of his fellow co-religionists, and also one of his mentors in the fight against the collective American enemy.
Well-said. To those who complain that we should have buried his body respectfully in order to avoid upsetting the islamic terrorists, I have this to say. Do you seriously think purportedly burying him in islamic tradition will reduce their anger at America or their resolve to kill Americans? Of course it won’t, nor will it prevent them from using his death to champion him as a martyr for recruiting purposes. It does not matter, period.
If they want to, they can use the picture of his bloodied dead body to rile up anger just as effectively as if we had stuffed swine fecal matter into his mouth before burning him (and if they really, really want to they can even start a rumor that we did just that regardless of if we did or not).
There was no reason, other than the administration’s desire to attempt to obey Islamic law, to pay him [i]that[/i] kind of respect. You can bury or cremate a body respectfully without bowing to the religious laws the enemy you just killed wanted to see imposed on you. This says to me that although Obama needed to give the green light for the operation to kill Osama for the sake of his own poll numbers, he still respects what Osama was ultimately trying to accomplish; the imposition of Islamic law on the west. Obviously, burning him in pig fat was never in the cards, but that doesn’t mean we needed to bow to Islamic law.