In an interview for ’60 Minutes’ President Barack Obama told Steve Kroft that he will not allow the release of the kill shot images of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden.Obama stated that the US did not need to “spike the football” and that we do not need to put out such images as trophies.
“It is important to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool,” said the president.
“We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama added. “The fact of the matter is, this is somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received.”
Trotting out as trophies? Once again Obama has a complete disconnect with the American people and just compared photos of a dead Bin Laden to what terrorists do in hanging victims bodies from bridges, dragging them through the street and video-taping the beheading of infidels. The other excuse used by Obama to not release photos of Bin Laden was that it could make radical Islamists slaughter and defile Americans. Huh? As further opined by the Gateway Pundit, don’t the Islamic terrorists already do this?
A partial transcript of the Barack Obama interview on ’60 Minutes’ can be read HERE, where Obama states, “Bin Laden will not walk this Earth again”.
The question that I have to ask of the planned US Navy Seal incursion is what did the Obama Administration think was going to happen when they decided to have US Seals go in, kill and capture Bin Laden and take pictures. If they had planned on taking photos and video of the raid, did they not plan in advance what to do with those pics once the mission was completed? How could anyone not have an advance plan as to how to handle the photos? Why is Obama making it sound like this was the first time this issue was discussed? So much for planning in advance. One would think that Obama would have experience in the lack of releasing documents to the American public. Guess not.
The Other McCain seconds the idea by Sarah Palin that the photos should be released to the public as a a warning to others as to what will happen to you. If the US can get Bin Laden, we will get you too. Who really thinks that a picture is worse than plugging two bullets into the head of Bin Laden?