Gates, Clinton, NO On Death Photo

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bugscoe, May 4, 2011.

  1. here we go...

    Gates, Clinton Advising President to Not Release OBL Photograph; Obama Increasingly Concerned No Good Would Come from It
    May 04, 2011 7:07 AM

    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?

    US official: "The only skeptics are extremists and they wouldn't be convinced by a photograph anyway. So the president has to weigh the potential negatives and they're huge, there's a tremendous risk of the photo becoming a rallying cry for attacks against US soldiers, government personnel, and Americans in general."

    -Jake Tapper
  2. Larson

    Larson Guest

    This just creates more suspicion. Who cares what extremists think. Release the photo.
  3. Indeed. Quickly disposed of body at sea, prior death rumors, no photo....
  4. The Bin Laden photo can be "photoshopped"... just like any other... including Odumbo's birth certificate.
  5. As usual, you choose to misunderstand. What I was pointing out is that you are looking for the kind of setup that FOX needs to have at it:

    You're looking for a catalyst to spark a fire so that FOX can fan the flame. Being the "real American" that you are, any potentially tragic outcome that may subsequently reflect negatively on the president is just the cost of doing business, eh? Whether photos will be released remains to be seen. But your knee-jerk reaction to a possible fallout is evident right now.
  6. pspr


    Release the damn picture! We need to be able to make shooting targets out of it. :D

    Seriously, release the pics. Stop being such babies about it.
    #10     May 4, 2011