Skip to comments.Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph
Posted on 05/04/2011 4:52:07 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
President Obama is increasingly doubtful that there's a compelling reason to release a photograph of Osama bin Laden's corpse, ABC News has learned.
There don't seem to be many skeptics of bin Laden's death in the Muslim world, with bin Laden's wife having survived the attack to identify bin Laden's death both to the Navy SEALs and Pakistani authorities.
Meanwhile, sources say, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are advising the president about concerns at the Pentagon and State Department that releasing a photograph could prompt a backlash against the US for killing bin Laden where one does not seem to currently exist.
The internal debate at the White House is then informed by this question: why are we releasing this photograph if no one seems to really doubt his death and releasing it could cause more harm than good?
Post it along with the photos of Danny Pearl & all those they beheaded & gleefully displayed for all the world to see. Then get the clusters ready for Mecca & Medina.
The Democrats, and some Conservatives, had this theory that killing them and turning them into martyrs simply fired up recruiting.
The cold, hard facts are that you eventually run out of true believers when you make a concerted effort at killing them. Even the German Army surrendered at the field unit level ~ having run out of anybody who cared.
It's the same with AlQaida and its affiliates ~ they are vulnerable TO DEATH!
Abu Ghrab photos. Gitmo photos. Outing CIA operatives photos.
Quite a difference with a socialist in the White House.
The time to post it was within 48 hours... too late now.
Maybe BHO is waiting until we are closer to the election to re-vitalize any kind of bump to show how tough he is on Terror, just don’t want people to see it....
I guess there is no problem seeing US Servicemen dragged in the dust “a-la-Somalia” or US Contractors burned and hung from bridges “a=la-Iraq”, but it is too disturbing to show a shot up terrorist to the world.
It should have and still should be posted to show “This is what happens when you challenge America!”
” from your article the president was...working as an absentee president
That’s the thing that never smelled right about this whole ordeal: issuing a “kill order” is the total antithesis of Obama’s sissified personality.
Somebody please post the picture of Obama and M watching the martial arts demonstration on the White House lawn
... then ask yourselves: can this man kill anything? “
Thanks to our military for doing the right thing.
Saw an article where Panetta claims that Obama didn’t watch
the actual action.
Makes me believe the photo of Hill, Barry, Biden et al was a put together after the fact, and explains the odd seating, and shocked looks.
Bottom line he’s gone, and hats off to the real heros of our SEAL team who put their lives on the line for all of us.
Leave it to el Zee-rho and his insane clown posse to take a great victory and turn it into a leftist, angst handwringing ceremony....
SHOW ME THE DEAD SOB!
If Obama is worried that no good can come from releasing the photo, then wait a week and see the stories people will invent in the face of not releasing a photo.
Obama is completely blowing this whole thing.
Another day and even if he does release it, everyone will proclaim that it was photoshopped.
SSSUH!! If we don’t release the picture his followers will never know he is missing./S
This is keeping the economy and gas out of the headlines but they cannot play this game forever.
It's gonna leak. Simple as that.
Can’t this guy get anything right?
The photo should’ve been released immediately after the raid. And if there was blowback from Osama’s minions, so be it. They can follow their boss to paradise, too.
Hillary’s got more testicular fortitude than her boss. And I’m sure she’s just waiting in the weeds, licking her chops and calculating her next move...
As a guest commentator on Fox&Friends said this morning, the photo(s) WILL get out.
Thus, the Obama Admin should release it/them so that they will be able to control the narrative. Otherwise, some source similar to Wikileaks will eventually obtain and release the photo(s) and create a crisis such as the recently released ambassadorial communications.
Yes, but of course, you are not a chickenshit, like Obama is.
According to the Christian Science Monitor and other sources, the rebels are being supplemented by foreign al-Qaeda coming from American-unfriendly regions who are becoming fighters against Kadafi.
If Barry releases the photo of the dead UBL, he may be "dissing" the very people he (and Graham and McCain) wants to help, arm, and support in the fight against Kadafi.
Why in the hell isn't this a Constitutional crisis of Biblical proportions?
The image of hillary clintoon licking anything is revolting. Please.