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Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph; Obama Increasingly Concerned No Good Would Come from It

1 posted on 05/04/2011 4:52:13 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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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...


34 posted on 05/04/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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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.


35 posted on 05/04/2011 5:34:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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This is now a huge problem in the context of Libya. Barry (along with Graham and McCain) want to arm, support, and protect the so-called Libyan rebels.

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?

38 posted on 05/04/2011 5:35:55 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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Photobucket
41 posted on 05/04/2011 5:40:19 AM PDT by Crawdad
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More international advertising that ‘America is under the control of a cluster of half-wits’!!! And, since they were duly elected by Americans, THEY are half-wits.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 5:40:54 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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Why couldn’t they have decided this BEFORE they stormed the compound? This constant indecision on the part of Obama is hard to take. I would prefer to see them, especially after Paneyya said they will probably come out, and Rush even had a time (near 2pm yesterday). Tese people in DC are maddening.


44 posted on 05/04/2011 5:45:03 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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They wouldn’t release it if it didn’t look so much like OBL as they first thought... Ooops.


45 posted on 05/04/2011 5:45:15 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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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?

So, they had this exact discussion before releasing the pictures of Abu Ghraib that caused riots over the world, right?

and releasing it could cause more harm than good to Obama political campaign?

46 posted on 05/04/2011 5:47:24 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph

That's because there are no Bin Laden shot in the head death photos. At least not yet. Bin Laden died of kidney failure in Tora Bora way back in December 2001. This is a well known fact within the various Western governments and intelligence agencies. Madeline Albright, Benazir Bhutto, Pervez Musharraf and other high level government officials have for years publicly claimed that Bin Laden was dead and would be rolled out in a political expedient publicity stunt. This Hollywood style raid is just such stunt to give Barry Soetoro, AKA Barrack Hussein Obama, some credibility what with the 'shopped Birth Certificate fiasco and the controlled demolition of the economy. This is also designed to pump up waning support amongst the rubes for more of the liberty stripping, treasury draining, phony 'War on Terra' and an expanded hot war with Pakistan.

There is no leadership from the US government, only publicity stunts and propaganda. They have to trick us because what thinking American would consciously follow these people.

48 posted on 05/04/2011 5:54:16 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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Transparency, eh?


52 posted on 05/04/2011 6:00:46 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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Seems like post-kill decisions like the releasing of photos and any other information would have been nailed down before the raid. The public disagreeing by Obama’s inner circle does not look good.

We shouldn’t release photos yet. You don’t want to release gory stuff like that until there’s an extremely good reason. Give our enemies and skeptial friends more time to figure out what happened using other evidence.

My conspiracy theory is that when Bin Ladin’s body was thrown off that boat, divers got the body as it went down and we still have it.

I agree with other posters that Obama worries too much about offending the bad guys.


58 posted on 05/04/2011 6:09:24 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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The White House should invite every Ambassador in DC to come to a viewing at a secure facility in small groups. Change the layout of the pictures for each small group. Make every attendee go through security to search for cameras. Pop a small EMF generator in the viewing room to destroy any recording devices that are smuggled in.

Let them take the heat in their own country.


61 posted on 05/04/2011 6:11:33 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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I say release the photograph. Why are we afraid? I am tired of being afraid.

They may relatliate whether we release it or not for cryin out loud.

I think it has already been leaked anyway. Go to Face book and search marines of fallujah, they have a picture posted there. The way they describe the wounds, it appears to be authintic.


65 posted on 05/04/2011 6:17:51 AM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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Not releasing it will offend millions of Americans. Which is more important offending muslims or offending Americans?


69 posted on 05/04/2011 6:25:09 AM PDT by 38special (troubling, isn't it?)
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Let’s hear what Dhimmi-in-Chief Petraeus says. He is the expert in how to surrender to the rage of Islamofascist thugs.


70 posted on 05/04/2011 6:25:24 AM PDT by montag813
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So he learned nothing from the birth certificate issue? Got it.


73 posted on 05/04/2011 6:28:47 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Gee, let’s not offend the anti-American Muslims around the world who already hate us for merely existing. We don’t want to hurt their feelings. Yeah, I’m sure the nutjobs demonstrating and burning American flags in the wake of his death are going to inflamed further by the showing of his death photo. Give me a break.


75 posted on 05/04/2011 6:37:55 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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76 posted on 05/04/2011 6:42:38 AM PDT by central_va
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These people are amazing. Killing the man is not inflammatory but releasing the photo is?


77 posted on 05/04/2011 6:49:06 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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I have no interest in photos.

One day they'll be released but that day needn't be today, this week or this decade.

81 posted on 05/04/2011 7:20:14 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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