We’re now being told to believe two important things: 1) Obama is an awesome wartime president who’s strong on defense, he kicked Bin Laden’s ass, eat it George Bush, Rambo Patton Hoo-Raw; and 2) If you want to see the pictures they took of the event, which they told us they took and told us we’d see, you’re a bloodthirsty jingoist who just wants to “spike the football” and you should be ashamed of yourself. I guess I’m having a bit of trouble reconciling these two new truths.
One prominent dunderhead has noted that there’s no point releasing the photos to prove Bin Laden’s death to the inevitable conspiracy theorists, because they won’t believe it anyway. Wait, how is that a reason not to release the photos, exactly? By that logic, there’s no point in taking pictures of anything, ever. “Why bring cameras into space with us? They’re just going to make Capricorn One in a few years anyway.” There are always going to be conspiracy theorists. Why should the rest of us be obliged to second-guess them?
Oh wait, it’ll inflame Muslim tensions, that’s it. Not all Muslims, of course, but enough to do quite a bit of property damage and put a few knives in a few chests. Maybe one or two of them will come up with a new clothing item to hide a bomb in. Well, you know what else will inflame the tensions of Not All Muslims? Anything. It isn’t like Not All Muslims are picky. They’ll burn down your embassy and come after you with an axe just for drawing Mohammed with a bomb in his turban. If you’re worried that showing Bin Laden dead is going to piss these geniuses off, why kill him in the first place? They’re already flipping out over it in Pakistan, so it’s not like you’re going to make it any worse.
How about this for a reason: I want to see the pictures because they show Osama Bin Laden with a big hole in his head. I saw people jump out of the Twin Towers. I saw those buildings fall down. I saw the people who ran for their lives down the streets of New York in front of an avalanche of ash. I saw the faces of the people who lived through it. Now I want to see what happened to the guy who did it. I want the world to see how that turned out for him.
And if Reprimander-in-Chief Barack Obama wants to scold me for it, he should’ve thought about that before he called in Dick Cheney’s secret assassination squad. It really is hard to keep track of what you’re supposed to be proud of these days, isn’t it?
Remember: Pouring water on a terrorist’s face goes against our core values as Americans. You gotta break into his house and shoot him in the eyes.
P.P.S. Speaking of
Cheney’s Shadowy Stormtroopers Obama’s Handpicked Heroes, the average salary for a Navy SEAL is $54,000. Slightly less than the average public schoolteacher. Are they marching in Madison yet?
P.P.P.S. From the Washington Post‘s story on the White House’s cascade of screwups:
Some of the errors were minor. The raid was initially described as having taken place on Sunday; it in fact occurred in the early hours of Monday, using local time in Pakistan. A clerical error led to a mistake in the official transcript identifying which of bin Laden’s sons was killed, following a briefing Monday by White House counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan.
The name of the Bin Laden son who was killed is a “minor error”? It takes second place to the exact time zone it happened in? And we’re the heartless warmongers?
P.P.P.P.S. The best reason yet to show us the photos: Andrew Sullivan doesn’t want us to see them.
P.P.P.P.P.S. Ace of Spades on Obama floating down from the heavens to alight on Ground Zero today:
Speaking to a firefighting chief who received Obama, a member of the media actually asked him this question:
“Did you have concerns about the men’s behavior in a formal setting?”
We certainly wouldn’t want them soiling the hem of Obama’s garment with sooty fingers from pulling people out of burning buildings.
P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Obama is so happy with the CIA interrogators who helped him get Bin Laden, he might even ask Eric Holder to give them a reduced sentence.