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Herman Cain praises Barack Obama for not releasing Osama bin Laden photos
Politico ^ | 05/05/2011 | Juana Summers

Posted on 05/05/2011 2:04:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Herman Cain said on Thursday that President Barack Obama was right not to release the Osama bin Laden death photos because it would have been a distraction.

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"I think all it would do is to basically fuel a lot of unnecessary discussions and, most importantly, unnecessary distractions," Cain said.

Calling the death of the 9/11 mastermind a "major achievement on behalf of the United States of America," Cain said the country should now change its focus to other issues, including the economy and national security as a whole.

Cain's comments came in a Fox News interview ahead of his appearance at the first Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hermancain; osamabinladen; photos
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 2:05:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I generally like Cain, but he’s wrong on this.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 2:06:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cain is wrong. Until I see the photos (many different angles) and read the medical evidence, I have my doubts. The BHO admin can not be trusted.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 2:06:45 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama won’t release it until we get to 2012 in the run up to the November elections.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 2:07:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe get back to the problem of buying oil from people that hate us....especially when we have enough resources here. I had to put an extra 5 in the tank this week.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 2:08:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, since Politico is reporting this, I will take it with a grain of salt. After all, Herman is appearing in the debate tonight.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 2:09:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind
He's not dead, Jim.

He is undergoing enhanced interrogation at a remote location at this very moment.

Why would the US military kill the Rosetta Stone of Islamic terrorism?

Why cut off one head when you can cut them all off?

7 posted on 05/05/2011 2:09:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"I think all it would do is to basically fuel a lot of unnecessary discussions"

Actually Herman, unnecessary discussions are being fueled by Obama NOT releasing the photos. You have it completely backwards.

8 posted on 05/05/2011 2:10:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t need the photos. They’re the ball Obama wants us to chase so he doesn’t have to answer any questions about what the hell really happened.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 2:10:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ll wait until they’re on Wikileaks.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT by Spok
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, one more cadidate to cross off my list!


11 posted on 05/05/2011 2:14:24 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-Socialist in Chief!)
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To: Spok
I’ll wait until they’re on Wikileaks.

I'm sure the admin will trot them out before the election if their behavior pattern holds.
12 posted on 05/05/2011 2:16:55 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: blondee123

RE: Well, one more cadidate to cross off my list!

Keep this up, if some favorite candidate happens to disagree with you on at least one issue you’ll soon find nobody to vote for.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 2:18:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s wrong, and the photos will come out anyway, sooner or later.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cain has it bassakwards.

Sigh....


15 posted on 05/05/2011 2:21:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the headline is a bit misleading: Cain agreed with the decision but he did not “praise” Obama for it.

He and I email some and I told him he was going to catch hell for this from the base and the tea party folks.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman, if you think we would have “unnecessary discussions” by releasing the pix, you just stick around and watch what happens from NOT releasing them.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:29 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, it would have proven that they, indeed, got bin Laden!

Herman Cain is just a name out of the blue to me. This is the first time I’ve heard him air his opinion of anything, and it is his praising of Barack Obama.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:29 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barry will wait until the debates and then he'll dramatically say, “Here, I've got something I want to show you.” /s
19 posted on 05/05/2011 2:26:18 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Totally.

I call.

Show your hand Bambi...or fold.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 2:27:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh for goodness sakes this is what I talking about. The democrats have been so effiecient at polarizing any viable candidate the cowardly Republicans will instead be poised to run their best lay down and die opponent against Obama.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 2:27:59 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

[insert maniacal Vincent Price laugh, here]


22 posted on 05/05/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t need the photos. They’re the ball Obama wants us to chase so he doesn’t have to answer any questions about what the hell really happened.

...or about the price of gas, high unemployment, wasted tax dollars, a bungled foreign policy, a marxist economic policy, crony capitalism, union thuggary and an oppresive health care scam.

23 posted on 05/05/2011 2:35:20 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: svcw

The BHO admin can not be trusted.

On anything! Why should OBLs death be any different. The transparent (gag) administration can’t be trusted in anything!


24 posted on 05/05/2011 2:40:08 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: rhombus

Look back and you’ll see that Obama has repeated the same pattern over and over again starting with the Air Force 1 NY flyover.

All we got was that it was a photo op and that pretty much killed the story.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

A distraction?

Not releasing them has headlined the news and Internet sites for days now.

Mr. Cain, some of us can actually multi-task, so no, the photo(s) would not be a distraction.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 2:41:54 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind
An odd day when I find myself agreeing with Alan Dershowitz and disagreeing with Herman Cain.
27 posted on 05/05/2011 2:43:52 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: SeekAndFind
HEY hermie don't be squirmy....if a woman has what it takes to 'be a man' don't be afraid to at least follow her lead... you do yourself no good in 'pansy mode'....

SARAH SAYS..“Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it’s part of the mission” WHEW, DOES THIS WOMAN EVER GET ANYTHING WRONG?

SHE HAS TO BE AND IS IN FACT, ANY RATIONAL AMERICAN'S PICK TO ANSWER THE PHONE AT 3 A.M.
28 posted on 05/05/2011 2:45:15 PM PDT by flat
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To: indylindy

Thanks for the reminder. I totally forgot that was on.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 2:45:36 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: TomGuy

As a combat veteran I have seen folks with their brains blown out....don’t bother me very much...especially a muslim be it bin laden or one of the other sorry ba$tards. But frankly I believe he is dead...my military brethren would not cover for the liar in chief...and only a fool would believe that zero and his minions are not releasing the photo’s for political reason....


30 posted on 05/05/2011 2:46:22 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: SeekAndFind
I was just starting to really like this guy but now that one little statement just killed it for me. No guts just like a lot of the others. I'm telling you men, Sarah and Michele are the only two out there with balls. Sarah more than Michele but I like them both.
31 posted on 05/05/2011 2:47:22 PM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What part of ‘We the People’ doesn’t Hain get? What part of a govt by the people for the people is repulsive to him? Sounds like an elitists attitude.

Barry is more afraid of offending/inciting his muzzie brothers than ‘We the People’ and Hain stands by that?


32 posted on 05/05/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: flat
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To: GoCards; Syncro; Sheila Robinson; All

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Sarah was introduced to me by Sal Russo (leader of the Tea Party Express) who introduced me as Jim Robinson from freerepublic.com. She said thank you for all you guys have done, then leaned forward and gave me a little cheek to cheek hug. I took it as she loves the FReepers and pass it on to all of you!!

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295 posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:36:04 AM by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)

1 posted on 05/05/2011 10:51:20 AM PDT by Syncro

33 posted on 05/05/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind
With no proof of death forthcoming, uncertainty is now the order of the day. No one on either side appears to know the reality of the situation. Those who need to know... do. Those who must know to survive are just guessing, in a panic mode.

I would not be surprised if CIA and POTUS are as much in the dark as everyone else. Would also not be surprised to learn we “removed” a few ISI guards in the op. They sure as heck wont say, and neither will we.

This is as it should be. We are observing movement at this point, kind of like looking for flushed grouse or rabbit in a field.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 3:07:17 PM PDT by mmercier (boom... the boom is here...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity repeated a point made by Oliver North - those photos could be used as evidence in an international war crimes trial against the SEAL team.


35 posted on 05/05/2011 3:10:52 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: presently no screen name

I do not know exactly what his reasoning is - and I think Hannity will question him on it tonight after the debate. He did say the “distraction” argument, which I think he is wrong on.

And it’s Cain, not Hain.


36 posted on 05/05/2011 3:19:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: lacrew

Ollie is all wet on this one too. WHO THE HELL is going to hold our Seals for a war crime trial?


37 posted on 05/05/2011 3:26:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: fish hawk

I would suggest going to Herman Cain’s facebook page and posting your opinion. He does read this page.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 3:27:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: SeekAndFind
In the past couple of days, there has been a whole passel of pusillanimous, Republi-Tards, praising Dear Leader for all types of policies and agenda.

My kingdom (such as it is, lol) for ONE [MALE] R who has a pair and is not a feckless, wuss...!!

39 posted on 05/05/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Right Cain, sorry. Don’t watch Sean but if I remember, I will. Thanks.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 3:40:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

I have been reading about Herman Cain for a long time- i love this guy~!

but DID YOU KNOW HE WAS BLACK...?????

OMG now what are we conservative racists going to do...


41 posted on 05/05/2011 4:03:38 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Joe 6-pack

Any potential candidate who says one freaking nice word about Zero has a huge black mark against his name.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 5:10:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

I believe many of the candidates feel Obama is using this as a distraction from the other awful things he is doing.

I am all ready to forget this Osama stuff and move to the real issues.

The man is a pathological liar and we could spend too many more days speculating on all the lies.

I say strew Osama and strew Obama. Lets get down to how Obama is ruining the US.


43 posted on 05/05/2011 5:25:44 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

I wouldn’t drop the bin laden thing altogether, just the photo issue. The photo itself is meaningless and there are so many other questions surrounding the raid.

Also, as you said, there are so many other issues he can be pounded on like the fact that he promised to raise America’s stature in the world and now we have the fewest allies since before WWI. The explosion of radicalism in the mideast at his urging for “democracy” and the increasing isolation of Israel.

There are an incredible number of issues that he can be flogged with.


44 posted on 05/05/2011 5:33:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: onyx

HOLY MCSMOKIES.....save that pix ...when SARAH ascends to the presidency ...you’ve got yourself a family heirloom...heck even...if we are not so fortunate it’s still a great heirloom....CONGRATS !


45 posted on 05/05/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT by flat
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To: lacrew
Hannity repeated a point made by Oliver North - those photos could be used as evidence in an international war crimes trial against the SEAL team

UH, im pretty sure that no member of any of our valient seal teams cowers in fear that their trophy kill will be exhibited to the world as a lesson to all those who dare attack the sacred soil of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA......something tells me however, that they ARE a bit exercised that the proof of the stupendious success of their mission is NOT made public. It might be the noble and decorated Mr. North is a little gunshy because of what happened to him.
46 posted on 05/05/2011 6:26:03 PM PDT by flat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think that either one of two things is going on. Either he’s is dead (possibly for some time) or like you said, he’s being interrogated.


47 posted on 05/05/2011 7:58:57 PM PDT by PTDixieGal
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To: Joe 6-pack

I love Herman but I just disagree with him on this one.


48 posted on 05/05/2011 9:26:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
RE: Well, one more cadidate to cross off my list!

Keep this up, if some favorite candidate happens to disagree with you on at least one issue you’ll soon find nobody to vote for.

Any candidate who can't see what & who Obama really is & finds it OK to praise him, is off my list. Plain & simple. We don't need more arse kissing pubbies!

49 posted on 05/06/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-Socialist in Chief!)
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To: blondee123

Yep, praising Obama ON ONE THING becomes arse kissing to the detriment of all the policies that possible candidate might espouse.

Might as well find Mr. perfect while you’re at it. You won’t be able to find one this side of eternity.


50 posted on 05/06/2011 9:10:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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