When Barack Obama won election as President of The United States, he spent over $100 million on his inaugural bacchanalia. When he negotiated a contentious issue with Senator John Cornyn of Texas, his logical gravamen was “I won, and I will trump you on that!” Now, after shooting Osama Bin Ladin, he has an aversion to spiking the football. He has decided not to release the death photos of OBL in order to avoid inciting Muslim anger. He expounds on his reasoning below.
“It is important to make sure that 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,” said the president. “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama added. “The fact of the matter is, this is somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received.”
This, I believe is exactly the wrong approach. Mr. Bin Laden’s gruesome death photo needs to be widely distributed as an object lesson. Let everyone who thought that the You Tube videos of Daniel Pearl’s beheading were the coolest thing since the last Mega-Death concert, see Bin Laden in his final state of repose. Let them become well aware of just how funny in your face homicide truly is.
The so-called Arab Street will detest The United States of America for having great power, and not being an Islamic Theocracy. We could have sat around drinking beers while OBL’s remains were run through a wood-chipper. It wouldn’t have made the Islamic Brotherhood think much less of Lady Liberty than they already do. These people could care less about how well we learned manners at Junior Cotillion
The US position on Bin Laden’s shooting should be that of an epitaph that was written on a grave on The Dodge City, Kansas Boot Hill. “He kept on asking for it until he got it!” Mr. Obama should man up and spike that ball with Presidential authority.