Skip to comments.Herman Cain praises Barack Obama for not releasing Osama bin Laden photos
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.
"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.
I generally like Cain, but he’s wrong on this.
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.
Obama won’t release it until we get to 2012 in the run up to the November elections.
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.
Well, since Politico is reporting this, I will take it with a grain of salt. After all, Herman is appearing in the debate tonight.
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?
Actually Herman, unnecessary discussions are being fueled by Obama NOT releasing the photos. You have it completely backwards.
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.
I’ll wait until they’re on Wikileaks.
Well, one more cadidate to cross off my list!
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.
He’s wrong, and the photos will come out anyway, sooner or later.
Cain has it bassakwards.
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.
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.
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.
Show your hand Bambi...or fold.
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.
[insert maniacal Vincent Price laugh, here]
...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.
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!
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.
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.
Thanks for the reminder. I totally forgot that was on.
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....
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?
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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.
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.
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.
Ollie is all wet on this one too. WHO THE HELL is going to hold our Seals for a war crime trial?
I would suggest going to Herman Cain’s facebook page and posting your opinion. He does read this page.
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Right Cain, sorry. Don’t watch Sean but if I remember, I will. Thanks.
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...
Any potential candidate who says one freaking nice word about Zero has a huge black mark against his name.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
I love Herman but I just disagree with him on this one.
Keep this up, if some favorite candidate happens to disagree with you on at least one issue youll 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!
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.
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