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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"
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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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 04:56 PM
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1. Unlike the shrine that will surely contain Saddam Hussein's gun at the Bush Liebrary?
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 04:57 PM
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2. The man does have class.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 04:57 PM
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3. Bush will console his hurt feelings...
...and cuddle up with Saddam's gun tonight.

"I WANT THAT!!!"
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 04:59 PM
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4. Speaking of trophies.....DimSon on the other hand....
Edited on Thu May-05-11 05:00 PM by PearliePoo2
was not going to be happy until he had Saddam's personal GUN.
He wanted to have it for "Show and Tell" and "bragging rights" like an immature, spoiled frat boy.
Fucking imbecile.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 05:09 PM
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7. If bush ever gets arrested for war crimes I wonder who
gets his whiskey bottle as a war trophy??
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 05:00 PM
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5. I believe this is a wise and empathetic decision.
Thanks for the thread, KittyWampus.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 05:07 PM
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6. So, anyone who wants to see those photos is a conspiracy theorist?
Or wants AQ to gain a propaganda tool?

No one whose life was changed by bin Laden deserves to just see the evidence he is dead because at a minimum, that's all the closure they'll get?

Okay then.




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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:30 PM
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9. If you need to look at a headshot photo to gain "closure"

Then get a therapist.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:34 PM
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11. Adolf Hitler's aides burned his body with gasoline to keep the Allies from getting it
Edited on Thu May-05-11 06:35 PM by derby378
His final resting place is uncertain, but possibly a neglected burial plot somewhere in the middle of Russia.

But do you doubt that Hitler did indeed commit suicide as the Allies marched into Berlin? This isn't exactly Josef Mengele, here.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:47 PM
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12. Could you paraphrase that for me because I have no idea
what you're trying to say.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:53 PM
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13. In the same way I trust historians who say Hitler killed himself...
...I tend to trust Obama when he says bin Laden was shot to death.

Personally, I want the photos released, just becasue I don't believe in censorship. Our tax dollars paid for the bullets that cut down bin Laden, dammit, so we should have a stake in the photos being released. But Obama does make a good point about turning those photos into trophies.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:56 PM
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14. Got it.
Yes, bin Laden was shot.

As far as turning those photos into trophies, there's no reason to limit the public's access to information because of kooks or criminals. That's not a road to go down.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 05:32 PM
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8. "That's not who we are."
I loved him saying this.

Big K&R!

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 06:33 PM
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10. He's so right
Rec
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:00 PM
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15. K & R
:thumbsup:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:02 PM
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16. BREAKING: Cheney responds -- "do so!"
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 07:15 PM
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17. I know most of our serving military do not want them released. They deal with enough danger without
inciting more.
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