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?
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.
No picture no Osama.
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.
They wouldn’t release it if it didn’t look so much like OBL as they first thought... Ooops.
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?
There is an article that says the time inside the building was 20-25 minutes, so I don’t know what the 40 minutes was, unless it included time inside the compound walls, but not yet in the house itself.
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.
Oh, and they should release the DNA evidence, along with that of the dead half-sister/sister. They are idiots The most wanted mean in the world is killed, and the body is mysteriously dumped in the dark of night, and they offer NO PROOF? Do they not realize the amount of trouble they are making? Who in the Muslim world will believe them? They have created a ghost.
No, I'm not. I'm saying what happens to them is irrelevant to the fate of America.
It's the same with AlQaida and its affiliates ~ they are vulnerable TO DEATH!
Go ahead an kill every Jihadi on planet earth. It won't make a different to the fate of the US.
I guess you're a true believer that destroying AlQaeda will somehow slow or stop the decline of America.
If we had sensible immigration and faced the fact that multiculturalism doesn't work and started deportations, then I'd say America had a chance. As it is, no one has the balls for that. America is doomed.
Call me when the South rises again, ok?
Now, what were you saying?
Right to work states:
Does this embarrass you at all?
Ok, you obviously aren’t at all interested in anything buy your kill fantasies. Disillusionment will probably be rough for you.
Let me know when the secessions start. That’s about the only thing that can save the American idea.
Dude, MI is full of transplanted southern boys that moved to Detroit and Flint to work in the Auto industry and got unionized.
By the way, the South was right in the US Civil War.
Good one! ;)
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.
The Confederacy was an anti-American conspiracy.
Why is then that all the transplants that come down here are such flaming libs? Why do the Yankee good 'ole boys stay put? WHY IS THAT?