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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

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To: Deo volente

Their story has changed so many times ..its unbelievable...these liberals are so sissyfied ..they might hurt someone feelings...well they always say when in doubt check it out...I think the ones they are really hurting is our military..


151 posted on 05/04/2011 11:12:17 AM PDT by angelcindy (impeach him now!)
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To: Deo volente

Their story has changed so many times ..its unbelievable...these liberals are so sissyfied ..they might hurt someone feelings...well they always say when in doubt check it out...I think the ones they are really hurting is our military..


152 posted on 05/04/2011 11:12:30 AM PDT by angelcindy (impeach him now!)
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To: DukeBillie
These photos will be leaked by wireless transfer outside of the Senate or the intelligence community, by zip/flash drive, e mailed as attachments outside of the system, some way somebody is going to leak it to the outside world. Has Obama learned nothing about net activism, advanced communications technology in this day and age, which he so much praised in Cairo for opening up closed regimes and forcing them into openness?

He forgets that what brought down Mubarak could well bring down Obama--he cannot sandbag on this, but he can try--he will be more than embarrassed. This is a new day.

153 posted on 05/04/2011 11:13:10 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: hope_dies_last

The photo will finally “leak” on November 2nd, 2012.

SURPRISE!!!


154 posted on 05/04/2011 11:13:55 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: library user

155 posted on 05/04/2011 11:14:12 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: library user

Osama died back in December 2001. They can only release faked photos and they aren’t going to do that after the obvious ‘shopped birth certificate fiasco. This whole episode is another “War on Terror” propaganda hoax. It’s a Hollywood style reality TV show that anyone with discernment and the will to use it can see through in an instant.


156 posted on 05/04/2011 11:14:24 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: library user
Just saw McCain on FNC say that he agrees with Obama's decision not to release the photos. Wish I could say I'm surprised by his idiocy/weakness, but I can't.
157 posted on 05/04/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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This is how vacant and lacking of a moral compass he is:

“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.”

He is COMPARING the murder of our HEROES with the justified killing of a TERRORIST. You cannot equate the two! Also, to take into consideration the “feelings” of people who might see the photo??? Are you effing kidding me?

Also, has he never seen the martyrdom videos, the IED videos, the beheading videos?

This man.... I can’t even put this into words how upset I am, how truly OUTRAGED I am!

He has just made Osama bin Laden BIGGER than life to jihadis and their sympathizers, and tarnished our image over there even more.

I’m going to have to get off the computer before I stroke out today. I already have to clean up all the blood that’s been shooting out of my eyes!


158 posted on 05/04/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: library user
Someone might have already commented this, but I find it the height of hypocrisy in this decision to not release the photo. All the Barry defenders and the WH are saying it's too gruesome to look at and they are trying to not inflame tensions. Hmmm...riiight, was that the same mindset when libs and the MSM were dropping images of our soldiers coming home in flag-draped coffins, or images of soldiers and civilian contractors mangled bodies in Iraq, or images from Ab-Gurab?

And on a side not. I DON'T GIVE A FLYING @&%$ WHAT THE ARABS WOULD THINK ABOUT THE PHOTO. The vast majority already condone, enable, or support violence against the USA, so a photo of one of their dead 'leaders' isn't going to change things much. Ya know what it will change, it'll make a lot of Americans, including myself, feel very good and proud.

159 posted on 05/04/2011 11:15:18 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Most relevant post of the week!
Focused like a laser on job creation.......


160 posted on 05/04/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by JustAnotherOne
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To: onyx

I am so pissed right now, I’m near tears.

I WANT to see his mangled, lifeless corpse. I WANT to see PROOF that maggot-infest muzzie is dead, dead, DEAD!

My God...WHY can’t we do SOMETHING about this traitorious bastard in the White House? Not next year, not next month, NOW!


161 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:35 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: shield

America will see the photos shortly after the swearing in of the next president.


162 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:35 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: oldbill
Surely this photograph isn't any more grotesque to look at then what some of the 9/11 victims family members had to witness in identifying their loved one’s remains after their murder was crafted by this animal. I would bet there are a number of family members of 9/11 that would like to see that photo for closure. Kind of like witnessing the execution of the murderer that took the life of a beloved. Nothing morbid, just a look at justice having been served on their behalf.

But Obama won't allow them that. Instead, he'll most likely have the photo leaked so he won't be blamed for looking like the responsible party. What a coward he is deep down.

163 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:35 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: schwingdoc

Wait, they said he was shot in the chest, too. I’m not sure, but this might be a fake.


164 posted on 05/04/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hey D. C., tax increases are not spending cuts. Nor do tax cuts constitute increased spending.)
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To: M Kehoe

Obama to tell 60 Minutes: “Imagine if our enemies trotted out photos of our dead servicemen.”

They do, you idiot.


165 posted on 05/04/2011 11:17:28 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Col Frank Slade

NOPE


166 posted on 05/04/2011 11:17:43 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: library user

Leave it to Obama to screw up one of the most important events in US history.


167 posted on 05/04/2011 11:18:16 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: justice14

” He could also drag it out so it is released closer to the election. He probably would hope it would remind people what “He” accomplished. “ ===================

In charge of the use of these photos, the measure will always be what’s good for me alone.

Obama is on page one of his campaign playbook, using the “unity rhetoric”, the “no red states, no blue states, but the United States” paragraphs. Inviting Bush to NYC was one play. Having Pelosi phone Bush for congratulations on OBL was another. It’s all teeth and smiles into his re-elect campaign.


168 posted on 05/04/2011 11:18:21 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: All

can’t wait for this sharia compliant POS to be elected out of office.


169 posted on 05/04/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: library user

Absolutely OUTRAGEOUS.

The American people deserve to see for themselves that this monster is DEAD.


170 posted on 05/04/2011 11:19:52 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: mwl8787
Incredible statement out of the White House, in Obama's own words. I noticed that, too. I was just about speechless.

Unfreakingbelievable.

171 posted on 05/04/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: library user

This really ticks me off. This guy got a frikking 40 minute religious funeral, after killing thousands of Americans, in several terrorist attacks, and we are worried about upsetting his followers?


172 posted on 05/04/2011 11:20:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: library user

I don’t have a problem with this. 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.

If the Seals say they killed him, they killed him.


173 posted on 05/04/2011 11:21:24 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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Wow, Obama must of been very traumatized having to watch Osama getting his head blown off. Probably had nightmares every night and just can’t look at the pictures again. Explains why he was cowered in the corner with the grownups
taking command in the photo of the situation room. He needs to man-up, if that’s even possible, and release the photos.


174 posted on 05/04/2011 11:21:30 AM PDT by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: ScottinVA

About the “inflammatory” thing....Obama doesn’t think taking a celebratory victory lap through Manhatten to bask in adulation for killing an armed/unarmed/resisting/already captured terrorist might be just a WEEE bit “inflammatory” to our enemies??

And how about the shrine? They CLAIM Osama was buried (respectfully, with full Muslim religious honors) at sea to prevent his grave becoming a shrine....but what about the HOUSE? THAT’S becoming a shrine right now!

How about the so-called details? For a guy who insists he was totally immersed in the whole process of hunting and killing Osama, Obama is having a really, REALLY hard time getting his stories straight.


175 posted on 05/04/2011 11:21:33 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama=Demon Spawn)
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To: library user

So, we spent hours on 9/11/01 watching our fellow Americans choose between burning to death or jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers — LIVE on TV. We watched countless people maimed, injured, bleeding, dying, due to bin Laden’s actions. But we can’t handle a single bullet-wound photo? Glad the government has once again decided for us.


176 posted on 05/04/2011 11:22:25 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: library user

They will leak the photos instead, just so they can say they were not released. I’d bet on it.


177 posted on 05/04/2011 11:22:26 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: library user
What confusion. The liberals are so confused. Frozen with the same confusion and fear and double-mindedness that Clinton had: fear of "offending" the bad guys until the next thing you know, they launch a 9/11-type attack.

How these people finagle their way to leadership is more astonishing than what they do once they're in there.

Obama, show America a REAL BC (not a computer-created one) and show America verifiable evidence that America's leading enemy is dead

178 posted on 05/04/2011 11:22:46 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: mwl8787

So the Obama now the equivalent of a serviceman?


179 posted on 05/04/2011 11:22:55 AM PDT by woofie
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To: library user

Why could they not clean up his body and put pieces back in place, like they did for Samdamm’s sons before pictures were taken?


180 posted on 05/04/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: mwl8787

Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg were unavailable for comment.

}:-)4


181 posted on 05/04/2011 11:23:26 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: library user
It's all about Barry.


182 posted on 05/04/2011 11:23:31 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: chris37

Pakistan is saying that not only was OBL not armed, but that there was no fire fight at all. This was an assassination, pure and simple (which I am fine with), but it is amusing watching the Obama administration spin and obfuscate. Obama knows that killing OBL gains him nothing with his basem abd he should have given credit where credit is due rather than hogging it all for himself if he planned to get a bump from the right. Obama is an embarassment.


183 posted on 05/04/2011 11:23:36 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: shield

I completely agree. They are playing good cop bad cop. We will see them by the end of the week.


184 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:02 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: library user
Obama: "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy," Will NOT Release Photos
185 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: angelcindy

He who hides something has something to hide. It’s just his natural instinct.


186 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: popdonnelly
Please, let’s not have any “we don’t know Osama’s dead because we didn’t see the photo” loonies.

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

187 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by JEH_Boston (Never give up.)
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To: library user

No problem releasing 2000 photos of detainees from Abu Ghraib a couple of years ago. Didn’t seem to mind the possibility of “fanning the Islamic flames” since it was Bush’s fault!


188 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:32 AM PDT by castowell (Socialism is like so uncool!)
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To: library user
I guess the Saudis and Palis said no.
189 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: popdonnelly
Please, let’s not have any “we don’t know Osama’s dead because we didn’t see the photo” loonies.

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.

190 posted on 05/04/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: manc

10-1 Odds Zero will release the entire 40 minute ceremony on the Carrier to appease muslims, yet do nothing to appease americans.


191 posted on 05/04/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: popdonnelly

Photos would`ve provided evidence bin Laden was killed Sunday. So upon what are you basing your assumption he was? All we have so far are words from:

1. Obama`s regime
2. The state-run media
3. The Pakistanis

So.. we are to place trust in those fine, upstanding people.

Got it.


192 posted on 05/04/2011 11:25:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: library user
I don't get the delay in making a decision on the photos.

Here you have an operation that was so meticulously planned that they even built a replica of the compound and practiced the raid several times. They even planned out what to do with the body.

So why the anguish and delay over the photo decision? I'm betting they had already "war gamed" the pros and cons of releasing the photo.

I'm betting that they made the decision to release the photo, thus the comments by Panetta but Obama has now chickened out.

193 posted on 05/04/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Land of the free my @ss)
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To: Pravious
the DNA proves 100% he’s really, really dead

They could have had his DNA from the goat's butt he left behind in Afghanistan.

194 posted on 05/04/2011 11:27:23 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: moehoward
>>Not surprising considering it appears he had to be dragged into this. They’ll probably leak it later.

What a terrible thing to say! Just because he went golfing, then to sleep, ending a 16-hour wait before he allowed the SEALs to continue. He got a one day 6 point bump. Now he's back in the cellar where his ratings belong.

195 posted on 05/04/2011 11:28:01 AM PDT by pabianice
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In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama says he won’t release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death.

Video of the comments will appear on the CBS “Evening News” on Wednesday.

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.

“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” Rogers 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 Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,” Rogers 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.”

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20059739-503544.html#ixzz1LPQ7Pg3R


196 posted on 05/04/2011 11:28:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: shield

Can’t leak photos that don’t exist!


197 posted on 05/04/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by dannibp (I must remind myself daily that God is in control.)
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To: FarRightFanatic
“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.”

Yes, let's move on, King Barry, but not before you do a victory lap around Ground Zero for the media. What a worthless piece of ... I won't say any more. I'd get banned if I posted what I think about this very small and petty man.

198 posted on 05/04/2011 11:29:33 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: KansasGirl

Supposedly a 40 minute fire fight? Or is it 40 minutes total for the entire op? This is still unanswered. If it was a long fire fight, there would be a LOT of brass on the ground. I didn’t see one spent casing from the footage of the “compound” I doubt the SEALS had time to police their brass and collect the computers, flash drives, and dead terrorist. So, how much resistance was there and how long did the fire fight really last?


199 posted on 05/04/2011 11:30:27 AM PDT by castowell (Socialism is like so uncool!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We may soon get pictures of the death of UBL...except they might not be the White House version.


200 posted on 05/04/2011 11:30:29 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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