Skip to comments.WHITE HOUSE: WE AREN'T RELEASING A BIN LADEN PHOTO
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
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?
Barack al-Hussein bin Obama could screw up a one-car funeral.
Dictator in chief.
I guess they couldn’t get approval from the UN and Arab League.
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.
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.
An oldie, but a goodie ~
*** 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."
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.
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.
How about we don’t know Osama’s dead because we haven’t heard it from a credible source?
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.
Not to mention Mogadishu.
Obama is scum. I’m sure Steve Kroft, or whatever his name is, will point out Obama’s ignorance. /sar
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.
Wait until the Boo’s come out at his WTC Ground Zero visit tomorrow!
What a Maroon!
They do, you idiot.
“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.
“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?”
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.
There is no comparison whatsoever between Osama bin Laden and our servicemen, nor between Osama bin Laden and those contractors.
For about another twenty minutes after this announcement, and the clock is ticking.
This decision only took 2 1/2 days ! Good job! /sarc
Not only photos, but video of them doing the killing! Nick Berg ring a bell?
You really think re-releasing the COLB...was proof?
I don’t need a picture.
” 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, Im pretty sure I can imagine how I would react because theyve 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 Im 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.
Incredible. No matter what the situation is, you can always count on Obama and Co. to make the wrong decision every single time.
For a while - I had as my tagline:
Only Obama could screw up the death of Osama bin Laden.
Who has the bloody carpet and blankets?
“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.
MSNBC CORRECTING... but Obama still said Osama not a trophy.
*** 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.”
Now we will hear this for three days...
0bama is saying that you don’t GET a picture “because I say so.” That’s ok with you?
“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...
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.
So we can see photos of Mussolini hanging upside down, and Saddam being hanged.
But this is just too much?!?
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 Krauthammers criticism of O rarely had the usual bite.
A little grainy, but good enough for government work.
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!
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.
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
I have stopped watching Fox. Their inviting the noisiest Liberals they can find to drown-out all discussions on air did it for me.
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.
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.
Bad decision. Odd decision.
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.
A house divided. This ain’t over.