That’s Not Who We Are
No-go on the death photos. President Obama has decided not to release photos of Bin Laden’s dead corpse saying - in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview – "It is important to make sure 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…We don’t need to spike the football…We don't trot out this stuff as trophies."
The President’s decision is a marked departure from the polices of George W. Bush who repeatedly trotted out the “trophies” of people he killed while President – including Saddam Hussein’s two sons and Abu Musab Al Zarqawi. It will also disappoint the bloodthirsty people like Sarah Palin who tweeted yesterday telling the President to “stop pussyfooting around” and “show photos as warning to others.” Knowing the release of the photos could put our troops at risk and spur more violence – and certainly wouldn’t satisfy the deathers who think Sunday’s mission was a fake – the President saw no good reason to release them.
“That’s not we are,” the President said. I agree – no reason to brag – or show how violent we can be. It took us ten years to get rid of Bin Laden, and we're just recovering from Bush's brutality – now it’s time to move on