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An Ohio congressman is describing photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse as "pretty gruesome." U.S. Rep.

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Sport Style

Washington, DC

#65 May 15, 2011
Black Lion wrote:
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Oh, I get it now. They can show beheadings, hangings and burning americans with thousands of jubilent protesters burning our flags and carrying signs saying "death to America", but you have a problem with a few photos. It is just your kind of person that is the apathetic and political correctness that is perpetuating this problem. If we beheaded, burnt and wrapped all of them in bacon they
would stop. Fear and violence are the only
things these extremists understand.
So I guess you're saying we should be more like the terrorists? That's an ugly sentiment and it's not in keeping with the America i love. Also, even if the photos were released, almost instantly there would be conspiracy nuts shrieking that they were photoshopped.
Sport Style

Washington, DC

#66 May 15, 2011
Black Lion wrote:
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Obama has been indecisive over this for months. It was only after Panetta put him inbetween a rock and a hard place did he give Panetta the green light with the understanding that if the mission went bad that Panetta owned it. What could he do? The election is coming up in 2012 and about 100 staffers knew the whereabouts of Osama BL. If Obama did nothing it would surely leak
before election day. He was forced to give the green light.
Where in the world do you get your information? Sounds like Rush's fantasy talking points. Obama made it a priority to get OBL
and it got done. Back to my original point...the right just can't find it in themselves to give Obama credit for anything...not even this. It shows why we can't find common ground in this country, sadly.
Bin Laden

Columbus, OH

#67 May 15, 2011
Allah said there would be 72 virgins in paradise but he said nothing about them all being guys...man my butthole hurts
Politically INCORRECT

Delaware, OH

#68 May 15, 2011
bullpucky wrote:
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You probably enjoy eating worms too...
Who shyitt in YOUR wheaties this morning Mr. Gloomy Gus?
his cussin

Reynoldsburg, OH

#69 May 15, 2011
all ya all needs to stop talkin bad bout my cussin Osama he wuz jus turnin his life round and he man up about all his babys and was workin hard at 3 or 5 jobs i forgot wich but that dont make no nevermind to help feed em an besides he wuz thinkin he wos gonna enroll at Colmbus State an be a enjenear and was gettin clean an back to church an all sos you needs to stop judgin unless you r jesus or his momma nuf said amen
Guess your speed

United States

#70 May 15, 2011
We saw Mary Jo Kilroy and her daughters on TV during campaigns, how could Osamma with a head shot be more grusome than those 3 on the TV
guess my weight

Reynoldsburg, OH

#71 May 15, 2011
Guess your speed wrote:
We saw Mary Jo Kilroy and her daughters on TV during campaigns, how could Osamma with a head shot be more grusome than those 3 on the TV
That is so cruel... funny as heck but cruel.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#73 May 15, 2011
Sport Style wrote:
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So I guess you're saying we should be more like the terrorists? That's an ugly sentiment and it's not in keeping with the America i love. Also, even if the photos were released, almost instantly there would be conspiracy nuts shrieking that they were photoshopped.
I understand your philosophical sentiment, but that is not how America was made. The only thing these terrorists understand is violence and some of us have the stomach for it and some don't. I don't care if the photo's are released or not. I think we got him but the terrorists are not going to stop and you can not negotiate with them. Hunt them down and treat them as they do us.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#74 May 15, 2011
Sport Style wrote:
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Where in the world do you get your information? Sounds like Rush's fantasy talking points. Obama made it a priority to get OBL
and it got done. Back to my original point...the right just can't find it in themselves to give Obama credit for anything...not even this. It shows why we can't find common ground in this country, sadly.
The source remains private. It will come out before the election. Obama did give the green light. He gets credit for that even though he and Jarrett were against it all the way.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#75 May 15, 2011
Black Lion wrote:
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Obama has been indecisive over this for months. It was only after Panetta put him inbetween a rock and a hard place did he give Panetta the green light with the understanding that if the mission went bad that Panetta owned it. What could he do? The election is coming up in 2012 and about 100 staffers knew the whereabouts of Osama BL. If Obama did nothing it would surely leak out before election day. He was forced to give the green light.
Classic example of a spin doctor. The right wing in this country is truly despicable.
RGR

Newark, NJ

#76 May 15, 2011
A double tap to the head should not be pretty. He got what he deserved. I just hope that they smothered him in bacon grease before dumping him into the sea.
ryan robinson

Orlando, FL

#77 May 16, 2011
how about the photos of the victims jumping from the towers on 9/11
Just-------wow

Columbus, OH

#78 May 16, 2011
Sorry - the BBC posted pics and I got to see them, about 5 minutes before they were removed from the Internet. Yes - they were gruesome. A little less so just because of who it was, but gruesome nonetheless. Honestly, there are equally gruesome images in movies, and nearly as bad on network television.

The only real reason to not show them would be as to not inflame all of the al Quaeda-connected Muslims already in this country or who will be here sooner or later. You know what? Bin Laden is dead, they are pissed now if they are ever going to be, and showing pics will do no harm.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#80 May 16, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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Classic example of a spin doctor. The right wing in this country is truly despicable.
It will come out before the election in media that liberals watch too.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#81 May 16, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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Classic example of a spin doctor.
CIA has known since August he was there and Obama was involved intimately on all the details along the way. Then why didn't the whitehouse know what happened?
Take One: Bin Laden died in a bloody firefight.
On Sunday night, Obama dramatically told the world that "after a firefight," our brave men in uniform "killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."
Embellishing the story the next morning, White House deputy national security adviser John Brennan said at his briefing that bin Laden "was engaged in a firefight with those that entered the area of the house he was in.
Take Two: Bin Laden did not engage in a firefight.
The day after Brennan disclosed such vivid details, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney walked them back Michael Jackson-style. Bin Laden, he said in version 2.0, "was not armed." Brennan had clearly implied that bin Laden "resisted" with arms. Carney amended the narrative by insisting that "resistance does not require a firearm." How exactly bin Laden resisted, Carney would not say.
It's been all downhill, uphill, K-turns and 180s ever since. Fasten your seatbelts:
Take Three: Bin Laden's wife died after her feckless husband used her as a human shield.
Take Four: Bin Laden's wife did not die, wasn't used as a human shield and was only shot in the leg. Someone else's wife was killed, somewhere else in the house.
Take Five: A transport helicopter experienced "mechanical failure" and was forced to make a hard landing during the mission.
Take Six: A top-secret helicopter clipped the bin Laden compound wall, crashed and was purposely exploded after the mission to prevent our enemies from learning more about it.
Take Seven: The bin Laden photos would be released to the world as proof positive of his death.
Take Eight: The bin Laden photos would not be released to the world because no one needs proof and it's more important to avoid offending peaceful Muslims who supposedly don't embrace bin Laden as a "true" Muslim in the first place.
Take Nine: Bin Laden's compound was a lavish mansion.
Take Ten: Bin Laden's compound was a glorified pigsty.
Take Eleven: Bin Laden's compound had absolutely no television, phone or computer access.
Take Twelve: Bin Laden's compound was stocked with hard drives, thumb drives, DVDs and computers galore.
Take Thirteen: Er, remember that statement about bin Laden being armed? And then not armed? Well, the new version is that he had an AK-47 "nearby."
Take Fourteen: A gung-ho Obama spearheaded the "gutsy" mission.
Take Fifteen: A reluctant Obama dithered for 16 hours before being persuaded by CIA Director Leon Panetta.
Take Sixteen: Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and close advisers watched the raid unfold in real time "minute by minute," according to Carney and a gripping insider photo was posted immediately by the White House on the Flickr picture-sharing website for all to see.
Take Seventeen: Er, they weren't really watching real-time video "minute by minute" because there was at least nearly a half-hour that they "didn't know just exactly what was going on," Panetta clarified. Or rather, un-clarified.
Take Eighteen: Stalwart Obama's order was to kill, not capture, bin Laden.
Take Nineteen: Sensitive Obama's order was to kill or capture and that's why the SEAL team gave him a chance to surrender, upon which he resisted with arms, or actually didn't resist with arms, but sort of resisted without arms, except there was an AK-47 nearby, sort of, or maybe not, thus making it possible to assert that while Decisive Obama did tell the SEALs to kill bin Laden and should claim all credit for doing so.
Take Twenty: "We've been as forthcoming with facts as we can be," said an irritated Carney on Wednesday.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#83 May 16, 2011
Black Lion wrote:
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CIA has known since August he was there and Obama was involved intimately on all the details along the way. Then why didn't the whitehouse know what happened?
Take One: Bin Laden died in a bloody firefight.
On Sunday night, Obama dramatically told the world that "after a firefight," our brave men in uniform "killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."
Embellishing the story the next morning, White House deputy national security adviser John Brennan said at his briefing that bin Laden "was engaged in a firefight with those that entered the area of the house he was in.
Take Two: Bin Laden did not engage in a firefight.
The day after Brennan disclosed such vivid details, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney walked them back Michael Jackson-style. Bin Laden, he said in version 2.0, "was not armed." Brennan had clearly implied that bin Laden "resisted" with arms. Carney amended the narrative by insisting that "resistance does not require a firearm." How exactly bin Laden resisted, Carney would not say.
It's been all downhill, uphill, K-turns and 180s ever since. Fasten your seatbelts:
Take Three: Bin Laden's wife died after her feckless husband used her as a human shield.
Take Four: Bin Laden's wife did not die, wasn't used as a human shield and was only shot in the leg. Someone else's wife was killed, somewhere else in the house.
Take Five: A transport helicopter experienced "mechanical failure" and was forced to make a hard landing during the mission.
Take Six: A top-secret helicopter clipped the bin Laden compound wall, crashed and was purposely exploded after the mission to prevent our enemies from learning more about it.
Take Seven: The bin Laden photos would be released to the world as proof positive of his death.
Take Eight: The bin Laden photos would not be released to the world because no one needs proof and it's more important to avoid offending peaceful Muslims who supposedly don't embrace bin Laden as a "true" Muslim in the first place.
Take Nine: Bin Laden's compound was a lavish mansion.
Take Ten: Bin Laden's compound was a glorified pigsty.
Take Eleven: Bin Laden's compound had absolutely no television, phone or computer access.
Take Twelve: Bin Laden's compound was stocked with hard drives, thumb drives, DVDs and computers galore.
Take Thirteen: Er, remember that statement about bin Laden being armed? And then not armed? Well, the new version is that he had an AK-47 "nearby."
Take Fourteen: A gung-**** Obama spearheaded the "gutsy" mission.
Take Fifteen: A reluctant Obama dithered for 16 hours before being persuaded by CIA Director Leon Panetta.
Take Sixteen: Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and close advisers watched the raid unfold in real time "minute by minute," according to Carney and a gripping insider photo was posted immediately by the White House on the Flickr picture-sharing website for all to see.
Take Seventeen: Er, they weren't really watching real-time video "minute by minute" because there was at least nearly a half-hour that they "didn't know just exactly what was going on," Panetta clarified. Or rather, un-clarified.
Take Eighteen: Stalwart Obama's order was to kill, not capture, bin Laden.
Take Nineteen: Sensitive Obama's order was to kill or capture and that's why the SEAL team gave him a chance to surrender, upon which he resisted with arms, or actually didn't resist with arms, but sort of resisted without arms, except there was an AK-47 nearby, sort of, or maybe not, thus making it possible to assert that while Decisive Obama did tell the SEALs to kill bin Laden and should claim all credit for doing so.
Take Twenty: "We've been as forthcoming with facts as we can be," said an irritated Carney on Wednesday.
You are simply following the same script that all paranoid-schzoid conspiracy lunatics follow. And all I do is yawn...Seriously, get a life.
Top Gun

Columbus, OH

#84 May 16, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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You are simply following the same script that all paranoid-schzoid conspiracy lunatics follow. And all I do is yawn...Seriously, get a life.
These are quotes of press conferences. Check it out and you will learn that they are accurate.
Top Gun

Columbus, OH

#85 May 16, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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You are simply following the same script that all paranoid-schzoid conspiracy lunatics follow. And all I do is yawn...Seriously, get a life.
Don't think so. I can't help that you don't have the stones to debate any of these statements I made.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#86 May 16, 2011
Top Gun wrote:
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Don't think so. I can't help that you don't have the stones to debate any of these statements I made.
I don't debate paranoid-schizoid conspiracy lunatics. You all are convinced of your own pieces of fact, parts of fact,'we-have-two-and-two-so-i t-must-add-up-to-four'. Been listening and reading this crap since the Kennedy assassination, and every controversial event since then. If Obama said the capital of the U.S. is Washington D.C., you would dispute that. You are not impartial, you have a whole bin of axes to grind, you are not in the least credible.

I am satisfied bin laden is dead. Don't care if he was unarmed, the man deserved to die. Al Qaeda says he is dead.'Nuff said, move on, nothing more to see here.
Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#87 May 17, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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I don't debate paranoid-schizoid conspiracy lunatics. You all are convinced of your own pieces of fact, parts of fact,'we-have-two-and-two-so-i t-must-add-up-to-four'. Been listening and reading this crap since the Kennedy assassination, and every controversial event since then. If Obama said the capital of the U.S. is Washington D.C., you would dispute that. You are not impartial, you have a whole bin of axes to grind, you are not in the least credible.
I am satisfied bin laden is dead. Don't care if he was unarmed, the man deserved to die. Al Qaeda says he is dead.'Nuff said, move on, nothing more to see here.
Well said !! Absent any new facts of course. He is dead, we agree on that. We agree Obama gave the green light and deserves credit. Those are the facts and they are undeniable. It's what actually transpired before and after that you are unaware of. There is no consipiracy to label the events as such and is dodging the points made. It will come out and you will remember that someone told you well in advance.

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