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WHITE HOUSE: WE AREN'T RELEASING A BIN LADEN PHOTO
http://twitter.com/#!/chucktodd ^ | May 4, 2011 | White House / Chuck Todd

Posted on 05/04/2011 10:34:25 AM PDT by library user

Pres. Obama has decided NOT to release any photos.

- Chuck Todd, NBC


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; binladenphotos; cluelessrookie; deathofosama; duhpresidency; noobpresident; obama; obltermination; osama; pakistan; proislamist; shiftingstories; shiftingstory; transparency
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To: library user

I was shocked when Krauthammer said last night that this episode means no one can criticize his foreign policy for the 2012 election. How the hell did Krauthammer arrive at that conclusion? He certainly didn’t ask Britian or Israel. Krauthammer has, for the past 18 months, become more and more an Obama supporter. Anyone know what’s happened to him?


201 posted on 05/04/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: library user

Barack al-Hussein bin Obama could screw up a one-car funeral.


202 posted on 05/04/2011 11:30:54 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: library user

Dictator in chief.

spit.....


203 posted on 05/04/2011 11:31:03 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: library user

I guess they couldn’t get approval from the UN and Arab League.


204 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:01 AM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: castowell

I think there are a lot of lies that were told about the op. A lot of them. Hard to imagine a 40 minute firefight with a couple of armed courier’s vs two dozen Navy Seals.


205 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Wednesday that the Obama administration should not release the gruesome post-mortem images, saying it could complicate the job for American troops overseas. Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo.

Go to hell, Rogers. If you can see it, the American people can see it. You're one of our representatives, not our master. Cough it up.

We have the blood of thousands of our young people, the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of our people, and trillions of dollars, invested in this war. We're not children, and we're not your lackeys.

206 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't care about seeing the shock on Obama's face. SHOW US THE SHOCK ON OSAMA'S FACE!)
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To: cake_crumb

An oldie, but a goodie ~

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/5215068/Barack-Obama-to-release-up-to-2000-photographs-of-prisoner-abuse.html


207 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:31 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: library user
The REAL HEADLINE

Obama: “Osama bin Laden is not a trophy,” Will NOT Release Photos

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*** UPDATE *** Here is what President Obama told Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes" about his decision. The interview will air on Sunday.

"The risks of release outweigh the benefits," he said. "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."

"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet," he continued. "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated."

MSNBC's FIRST READ LINK

208 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: KansasGirl

I’m fine with an assassination too, if that is what occurred.

I’ve no idea what to believe at this point, only what not to believe, and that is anything Obama says.


209 posted on 05/04/2011 11:33:08 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: JEH_Boston

BUMP


210 posted on 05/04/2011 11:33:13 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama=Demon Spawn)
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To: library user

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211 posted on 05/04/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: LoneStarGI

In the Viet Nam era there was a famous photo of a young man being shot in the head. The media intentionally published it — precisely because it “inflamed” someone: Americans. That and innumerable other photos, in order to achieve a desired effect.


212 posted on 05/04/2011 11:34:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: JEH_Boston

How about we don’t know Osama’s dead because we haven’t heard it from a credible source?

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OBL’s 12 year old daughter said she was there and saw our guys take out her father. Who was unarmed.

Armed or not - I don’t care. But I’ll take this kid’s word for it any day over the lies that emanate from Øbozo’s purple lips.


213 posted on 05/04/2011 11:34:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: mwl8787; Moose4

Not to mention Mogadishu.

Obama is scum. I’m sure Steve Kroft, or whatever his name is, will point out Obama’s ignorance. /sar


214 posted on 05/04/2011 11:35:50 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,” Rogers continued.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I can imagine how I would react because they’ve already done it!

Post the damn pictures. Advertise them every day. Demoralize the enemy. Let them know and understand that if we can get their golden boy, we can get any one of those *(@#%’s.

But I’m just a dumb girl, what do I know about war.


215 posted on 05/04/2011 11:36:24 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: library user

Wait until the Boo’s come out at his WTC Ground Zero visit tomorrow!

What a Maroon!


216 posted on 05/04/2011 11:37:25 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet"

They do, you idiot.

Bears repeating.

217 posted on 05/04/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet’

Duh, they already did and hung them from a bridge in Baghdad.


218 posted on 05/04/2011 11:37:50 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: library user

FUDGE!


219 posted on 05/04/2011 11:38:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: lonevoice

“Count on it. Big time. Even if photos had been released, the same people would be shouting in all caps: “It’s Fake! Layers! Pixels! Photoshop!”

Barry learned one lesson well since his immaculation. Ignore the birthers, spend a few million in legal fees to make it obvious he’s hiding something, drive them even crazier. Fuel the conspiracists to the exploding point. Enlist his apparatchik in the MSM to hang the birthers around the necks of every single potential 2012 GOP candidate. In every single interview allow them to speak of nothing else, especially not the economy or Obamacare. Just keep talking over them, with “Will you denounce the birthers?!? Do you believe Obama was born in Hawaii?!?” Then, if the polls begin to show there’s blowback, BAM! release the proof and make everyone who doubted it, or didn’t denounce it, look like complete kooks. You don’t want kooks like that in charge of the country, do you America?

This one’s going to be much much worse. The One is riding a wave of positive public sentiment over the death of OBL. If The One can fuel a lot of conpiracists, as he did with the BC issue, there will be more public sympathy for him about this than there was about the BC. A lot more. As the conspircay voices gain volume, I can just hear the MSM demanding of Palin...Bachmann...Cain...all of them, “Will you denounce the deathers?!? Do YOU believe the United States military killed OBL in Pakistan?!? Do you think the military is lying to the American people?” On and on, and no other topic of conversation will be allowed. It will be asked over and over during every GOP debate.

The One will drag this out as long as possible, until the conspiracy voices reach a fever pitch and sound nuttier and nuttier. Then, BAM!, here are the photos, you hyenas. Followed by a huge bump for The One in the polls. With the price of gas going up and up, employment going up, the economy in the dumpster, this is the best shot, maybe the only shot, The One has at being re-elected. You bet he’s going to use it. Shamelessly and to great effect.”

100% Correct. Straight out of Alinsky. Marginalize your opponents by making them subject to ridicule.

The best response is: “Good job, President Obama. Now what about gas prices? Unemployment? Exploding public debt?”


220 posted on 05/04/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

You know, I was just considering Photoshopping my own pic of Osama, with the caption” “Why they REALLY won’t release the photos” - the pic would have Binny’s body, sporting womens’ panties on it’s head, being summarily dumped into the ocean.


221 posted on 05/04/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama=Demon Spawn)
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To: Lou Budvis
I hated it when the muzzie terrorists paraded the dead bodies of our servicemen around in Somalia or when the iraqi terrorists burned the contractors and left their bodies hanging on that bridge.

There is no comparison whatsoever between Osama bin Laden and our servicemen, nor between Osama bin Laden and those contractors.

222 posted on 05/04/2011 11:39:12 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: Lou Budvis
This one’s going to be much much worse. The One is riding a wave of positive public sentiment over the death of OBL.

For about another twenty minutes after this announcement, and the clock is ticking.

223 posted on 05/04/2011 11:40:56 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: cake_crumb

This decision only took 2 1/2 days ! Good job! /sarc


224 posted on 05/04/2011 11:41:15 AM PDT by rokkitapps
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To: mwl8787

Not only photos, but video of them doing the killing! Nick Berg ring a bell?


225 posted on 05/04/2011 11:41:15 AM PDT by halo66
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To: Lou Budvis
Then, if the polls begin to show there’s blowback, BAM! release the proof

You really think re-releasing the COLB...was proof?

226 posted on 05/04/2011 11:41:36 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: library user

I don’t need a picture.


227 posted on 05/04/2011 11:42:03 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Roos_Girl

” “Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,” Rogers continued.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I can imagine how I would react because they’ve already done it!

Post the damn pictures. Advertise them every day. Demoralize the enemy. Let them know and understand that if we can get their golden boy, we can get any one of those *(@#%’s.

But I’m just a dumb girl, what do I know about war.”

First off, I’m a girl, too, but there is far more strength and toughness in my pinkie finger than Obama has ever been able to harness in his life. He is weaker than a wet noodle. We girls are NOT weak.

About the photos —

Release the photo, print it into a poster to send across the world with these words: “This is what our military will do to the enemies of the United States.”

And for me, I have NO problem with treating Osama like a trophy. I do not care how Muslims feel about it, I don’t care how liberals feel about it, and I sure as hell don’t feel any shame in saying I am GLAD HE’S DEAD.


228 posted on 05/04/2011 11:42:11 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: FarRightFanatic

Incredible. No matter what the situation is, you can always count on Obama and Co. to make the wrong decision every single time.

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For a while - I had as my tagline:

Only Obama could screw up the death of Osama bin Laden.


229 posted on 05/04/2011 11:42:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: castowell

Who has the bloody carpet and blankets?


230 posted on 05/04/2011 11:42:53 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: lonevoice

“The One will drag this out as long as possible”

I think you nailed it. Barry will drag this out to keep the focus off the economy. Also this attack fits in with the tea partiers/republicans are kooks and untrustworthy meme they have been working on for a long time.


231 posted on 05/04/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: library user
When will we all learn? He IS the highest authority...


232 posted on 05/04/2011 11:44:30 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: tennmountainman
this white house has always appeased islam and muslims, when I got told that he ordered that Bin laden be given a respectful islamic ceremony and do it to islamic traditions I thought the guy was joking around and this went on for about an hour . I had to check it out for myself and I nearly threw the computer into the wall, it was B/S infact the more I think about it the more pissed off I get so I'm off. One thing is for sure I will not be watching this clown stand at GZ for the very FIRST TIME, using the selected families used as a back drop for his campaign platform and speech FIRST TIME TO GZ sickening and all the times he went there to NY city for money but never felt the need to go there before, well except when his fat arse hypocritical wife and friends from Chicago flew over NY City when first in power
233 posted on 05/04/2011 11:44:42 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: library user

MSNBC CORRECTING... but Obama still said Osama not a trophy.

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*** UPDATE *** Here is what President Obama told Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” about his decision. The interview will air on Sunday.

“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” he said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”

“Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,” he continued. “Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let’s now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated.”

*** CORRECTION *** Those quotes above are from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, not President Obama. (It’s unclear why CBS decided not to release quotes from the president in its story about the news.)

Here is what Obama told “60 Minutes,” per White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “We’ve done DNA sampling and testing. There is no doubt we killed Osama bin Laden.” Obama went on to say that releasing the photos could incite violence and run contray to America’s values. “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies... We don’t need to spike the football.”


234 posted on 05/04/2011 11:44:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: library user

Now we will hear this for three days...


235 posted on 05/04/2011 11:45:35 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: MEG33

0bama is saying that you don’t GET a picture “because I say so.” That’s ok with you?


236 posted on 05/04/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: Jmouse007

“The Middle East loons will have a field day:”

By next week, the Middle-East news mags will have pics of Osama driving a cab in New York City.

This is NOT a smart move by our “Incredibly smart (Just ask him, he’ll tell ya) Dear Reader...


237 posted on 05/04/2011 11:46:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; library user

The Obama administration feels they shouldn’t put out any Bin Laden pictures because it will offend Muslims and put our troops at risk. Sure don’t recall them feeling that way about the Abu Ghraib photos.


238 posted on 05/04/2011 11:47:18 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: library user

So we can see photos of Mussolini hanging upside down, and Saddam being hanged.

But this is just too much?!?


239 posted on 05/04/2011 11:48:36 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: pabianice

Right after Obama’s Jan 2009 coronation, he invited DC insiders / punditry (both left and right) to WH for a cozy chit-chat, to which Dr Kraut was one of the party. I remember Dr. K saying Obama was very charming, and charismatic.

Ever since Krauthammer’s criticism of O rarely had the usual bite.


240 posted on 05/04/2011 11:48:38 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: schwingdoc

A little grainy, but good enough for government work.


241 posted on 05/04/2011 11:51:08 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: pabianice

Krauthammer has just come out of the closet, he has always been a lefty with a side order of NeoCon and thus has flooded the Conservative zone from his perch with the other Statist from both the Left & Right on the rapidly failing Fox news panel. Fox has become as predictable and boring as the rest of our worthless media!


242 posted on 05/04/2011 11:51:44 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Osage Orange

The BC is almost certainly legit for no other reason that the number of people that would be required to create/perpetuate the conspiracy would mean that the truth would be out sooner rather than later. It’s the same reason the JFK conspiracy theories breakdown.


243 posted on 05/04/2011 11:53:22 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: library user

I guess this means the Trumpster will have another issue to go after Obama with. That should please his lackey mouthpieces on FR and his legions of fans everywhere.

More good news for conservatives and the GOP. /sarc


244 posted on 05/04/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: iopscusa

I have stopped watching Fox. Their inviting the noisiest Liberals they can find to drown-out all discussions on air did it for me.


245 posted on 05/04/2011 11:54:16 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Responsibility2nd
I swear, this Obama character has managed to do two things:

a) Treat Americans like 12 year olds who cannot handle it, but whom have every RIGHT to see those photos considering what that evil terrorist did to Our Nation;

b) Kiss up to Islamist Jihadist extremists in appeasement if not outright cowering fear, his so totally p*ssified actions dictated by what they may or may not do.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AMERICANS COULD HANDLE THE IMAGES, AS A UNITED REPUBLIC, OF OUR MOST EVIL, VANQUISHED ENEMIES--AFTER THEIR JUST PUNISHMENTS

Obama thinks you cannot handle it. He thinks we are children. He has no knowledge of historical precedent. That many, many more Americans died fighting Hitler's Naziism and Mussolini's fascism, yet in Osama's case, the material on Osama bin Ladin is CENSORED. For what reason? Who knows. They are hiding something, though, or, they havent an ounce of spine in the White House.

246 posted on 05/04/2011 11:54:31 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: library user

Bad decision. Odd decision.


247 posted on 05/04/2011 11:55:30 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,"

They did...

But if you share the Picture of Dead Osama we will do it one better. We will remind the world this is what happens to you if you mess with us again, you can run but you can't hide with the following, I take no pleasure in this, but you know it would happen.....

* His dead face on the Urinal Screens just like Jane Fonda, ( serves him right )
* Various Tee-shirts and other outer-wear to mock him even further..

And these are just for starters..

In some way we need to see the face of evil dictators and or Terrorist, aka, Mussolini, Sadam, etc. we need to see this evil vanquished, maybe Obama doesn't get that their is or he was evil.

248 posted on 05/04/2011 11:56:03 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Watching Jay Carney now and that's pretty much the attitude about everything. A reporter asked about the gun battle that was suppose to have taken place. All the reporter wanted to know was who shot at the seals. Carney said he had given out all the info he's going to about that yesterday because he wasn't going to give out operational information. I'm like huh? How is telling people who shot at the Seals giving away anything important? I was thinking it must have been the couriers but I was also curious.
Carney is such a snide feckless little turd.
249 posted on 05/04/2011 11:56:29 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Jeff Winston

A house divided. This ain’t over.


250 posted on 05/04/2011 11:56:34 AM PDT by swheats
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