To release the photo, or not to release the photo… that is the question. Seems like for right now, the answer is no.
I do have a bit of the problem with that, and here’s why:
We have no evidence that anything actually went down. There is no body. Now we have no photos either. Doesn’t this all sound a bit like the whole refusal to release the birth certificate thing? I mean really, two weeks later?
But, but, but. . .the photos are too graphic!!!
Please, spare me. We’ve seen much worse. We’ve seen Americans plummetting to their death out of the burning Twin Towers on live television on September 11, 2001. Heck, I’m a crime show junkie! I see gruesome images ALL of the time! So fine, let’s be responsible about it and say “We’re going to show these images on a specific network at a specific time. Please make sure your children are not watching.”
But, but, but. . .it’l endanger American lives, and our Troops overseas!!!
WHY ARE THE TROOPS STILL THERE??? ***crickets*** Put them on a plane and bring them home, if they are in that much danger. In my opinion, the damage is already done. As for endangering American lives, the damage is already done.
Here’s what really gets me: Why capitalize on this? The answer is propaganda. This operation could have been pulled off and kept silent, and Osama Bin Laden simply would have disappeared, never to be heard from again. So why in the world would the President choose to make this information public, if it was going to endanger his citizens? That is the question nobody seems to be asking!
A few other things that bother me:
He was armed. . .no, wait, he was unarmed.
Seal Team 6 “does not exist”, yet they pulled off this operation.
Seals are experts at blowing things up, yet 1/2 of the chopper remains intact and available to the enemy.
He was captured, then killed. (Huh?)
And most interestingly: According to sources in Canada and Europe, they had news of this operation on Easter Sunday. . .one week before we were told this happened. How in the world was this newsworthy eight days earlier abroad?
And oh, by the way, I’ve seen pictures of Jack Bauer dead too, yet, somehow he was still alive. . .but I’m sure they only do that on television, right?
No beef, no belief. I mean really, what reason has the Government ever given us to trust them.
I think what disturbs me most is that President Obama apparently believes that as long as a few higher-ups in the government are satisfied that this all went down and Bin Laden is dead, that should be good enough for the rest of us. Well, it’s not good enough for this American!