Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Smile for the Camera!

The President is to be commended for ordering the takedown of Osama bin Laden, (although there is the problem that he had to interrupt his deliberations on it in order to attend the White House Correspondent's Dinner). However, if you thought the "birther" issue was a pain, wait now for the "deathers" to start rearing their ugly heads.
Apparently though, the President has decided not to release photos of the body because he fears the impact that it may have on the Islamic world, and indirectly, on US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. But there is one point in his comments that I find rather awkward:
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.
True, Osama is not a trophy to be exhibited, but his reference to the sensibilities of Americans about a photo of a dead guy being the same sensibilities of the Arab street are disingenuous. The bazaars of Baghdad are filled with DVDs of the snuff videos of Al Qaeda sawing some poor innocent's head off. This is just the equivalent of porn over there.
Contrast his reticence to release the photos with the release of the photos of Abu Ghraib, or the demand to take pictures of returning caskets. In both of these latter cases, there was a demand that the "world should know." Cloaking themselves in the rightness of informing the public, their silence now reveals them for what they actually are: People bent on the destruction of George Bush, whose hatred of him is so great that they were willing to sacrifice American troops to greater danger on behalf of their agenda.

May they, along with Osama bin Laden enjoy their prolonged stay in Hell.


Steve T. said...

"The bazaars of Baghdad are filled with DVDs of the snuff videos of Al Qaeda sawing some poor innocent's head off. This is just the equivalent of porn over there."

Ummm... when were you in Baghdad?

Oh, and you're a racist. :-)

Steve said...

Thanks racist, and back at you. As to the DVDs, I would have to look for the article that I read about them, although I will admit it was quite a few years ago. If I remember right the two top DVDs were of Daniel Perle and the poor Berg kid.

Steve T. said...

Go ahead and look for the article. In the meantime, I'll just assume that you're full of shit, and just made something up because the idea of a bunch of A-rabs buying videos at bazaars that feature the bloody killing of real people just seems perfectly plausible in your totally-not-racist mind.

It's gonna be a long meantime.

Steve said...

Just a start, you racist:

I have to go to work, but I will find more when I have the time.

And I really don't give a shit about the opinion of some racist like you. But I humor you solely because I hope that you will some day overcome your latent racism.


Steve T. said...

I think most sane people would regard an anonymous post on a message board with some... skepticism. But it just goes to show you that mouth-breathing idiot conservatives like yourself will believe anything they read as long as it supports their racist preconceptions.

You're still full of shit.

Steve said...

Okay, it seems as if your vocabulary is expanding. Good to see that your education is up to snuff. Now, think about taking some logic classes, and you will be a well rounded true believer, following your leaders.
But back from work, and here is this:

and -

Now, I could keep on going, but let's face it, you are an idiot racist who isn't worth bothering about. But still I have hope for your racist soul ;>