Here’s what’s funny. I’m pretty sure several conservatives are pissed right now that Obama refused to release the gruesome photos of Osama Bin Laden. Almost as pissed as they were when Al Jazeera and other news networks showed photos and footage of fallen soldiers during the Iraq war. I didn’t realize how pissed they were until I watched Ann Coulter on Hannity last night. I actually felt stupider after watching.
I get it-we want to see that mass murderer pay-we want to see his lifeless mutilated body and feel all warm and cozy inside because the mastermind of 9-11 is finally dead. But to be fair here, shouldn’t we at least be consistent? I realize that our fallen soldiers weren’t supposed to be pictured in such a light, but that’s what really happens in a war. People die, and it’s not pretty.
I actually commend our troops for disposing of his body and respecting the religion of Islam. It’s not my religion, but I’d appreciate it if someone respected my faith enough to deal with my lifeless body according to what I believed and practiced in my life. I’m sure the man will probably be compared to Adolf Hitler in the coming years, but doesn’t it make us just like them to flaunt the destruction of a human? Remember the beheadings that terrorists loved doing? Do we think that would have been a better way to take care of Bin Laden? That makes us no better than terrorists.
Basically I’m saying show a little consistency people. Media shows dead American soldiers and Rumsfeld and others blacklist and question the credibility of that media source. Media is unable to show Bin Laden’s dead body and people are up in arms about it. I understand the difference; one is a killer and the others are heroes, right? Just saying who are we to judge which dead corpse we deserve and don’t deserve to see.
And I know I’m going to get a lot of wonderful, happy feedback for this, but seriously, Sarah Palin, are you joking? Palin’s recent twitter post, “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission.” What the heck are you talking about lady?
On another note, I think it’s an admirable and intelligent thing for the Obama administration not to release the photos. On one end, he and the U.S. government that he represents look reputable to the rest of the world, (they killed the bad guy and got credit for it-BUSH and Obama, but still want to show that there’s no need to brag; unlike Palin who is used to shooting a moose and proudly standing next to her kill and distributing the photo-or making a reality TV program about it.)* On the other end, the man is intelligent enough to know that the photos will assuredly be leaked somehow and the media will do it’s job by circulating the photo-and the administration will come out unstained-taking the high road and gaining the respect of others around the world.
*disclaimer, I have no issues with hunting; I’m just saying we shouldn’t be treating people like animals we hunt. Sometimes Mrs. Palin may have trouble deciphering between the two. Remember the Russia comment, “When Putin rears his head…..?