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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 04:53 PM
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Obama Smacks Down Bush- "We Don't Trot Out This Stuff Out As Trophies"
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Edited on Thu May-05-11 04:54 PM by KittyWampus
What an elegant backhand Obama has>

In an interview that will air on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he will not release post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden to dispel conspiracy theories.

CNN and Fox News confirmed the decision Wednesday.

"It is very important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of someone who was shot in the head are not floating around as incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool," the president told CBS' Steve Kroft. "That's not who we are. We don't trot out this stuff out as trophies."

"The fact of the matter is that this is somebody who was deserving of the justice he received, and I think that Americans and people around the world are glad that he is gone, but we don't need to spike the football, and I think that given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create some national security risk, and I have discussed this with Bob Gates and Hillary Clinton and my intelligence teams, and they all agree."
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  -Obama Smacks Down Bush- "We Don't Trot Out This Stuff Out As Trophies" KittyWampus  May-05-11 04:53 PM   #0 
  - Unlike the shrine that will surely contain Saddam Hussein's gun at the Bush Liebrary?  tanyev   May-05-11 04:56 PM   #1 
  - The man does have class.  Faux pas   May-05-11 04:57 PM   #2 
  - Bush will console his hurt feelings...  KansDem   May-05-11 04:57 PM   #3 
  - Speaking of trophies.....DimSon on the other hand....  PearliePoo2   May-05-11 04:59 PM   #4 
  - If bush ever gets arrested for war crimes I wonder who  Angry Dragon   May-05-11 05:09 PM   #7 
  - I believe this is a wise and empathetic decision.  Uncle Joe   May-05-11 05:00 PM   #5 
  - So, anyone who wants to see those photos is a conspiracy theorist?  EFerrari   May-05-11 05:07 PM   #6 
  - If you need to look at a headshot photo to gain "closure"  jberryhill   May-05-11 06:30 PM   #9 
  - Adolf Hitler's aides burned his body with gasoline to keep the Allies from getting it  derby378   May-05-11 06:34 PM   #11 
     - Could you paraphrase that for me because I have no idea  EFerrari   May-05-11 06:47 PM   #12 
        - In the same way I trust historians who say Hitler killed himself...  derby378   May-05-11 06:53 PM   #13 
           - Got it.  EFerrari   May-05-11 06:56 PM   #14 
  - "That's not who we are."  liberalla   May-05-11 05:32 PM   #8 
  - He's so right  malaise   May-05-11 06:33 PM   #10 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   May-05-11 07:00 PM   #15 
  - BREAKING: Cheney responds -- "do so!"  elehhhhna   May-05-11 07:02 PM   #16 
  - I know most of our serving military do not want them released. They deal with enough danger without  appleannie1   May-05-11 07:15 PM   #17 

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