Sunday, May 08, 2011

Spiking the Football

Obama Killed Osama and We Got the Seventy-two Versions.

On May 2 2011, President Barack Obama called a late night "chat" with the American people to reveal that he, with a little help from some US Navy Seals, had killed Al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, in a firefight in Pakistan. Although Bin Laden had immediately been buried at sea, photographs would soon be released to prove his heroic deed, promised CIA director Leon Panetta. He revealed that the photos had been made to ensure the world that it was Bin Laden who had been killed.

However, the President of the United States soon overruled his CIA Director and others in his administration who had promised the same, and squelched the idea of photographs of Bin Laden being provided to the American people. In addition, Barack Obama mounted his High Horse and went on to Sixty Minutes to preach his morality lesson.

“We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies, ... we don’t need to spike the football. Given the graphic nature of the photo it would create a national security risk.”

Now, there are good reasons for releasing or not releasing the photographs, most people would agree. However, President Obama sees his decision as the only clear-cut and moral call, and intolerant Liberal that he is, he implies that all who disagree with him and want to see the photographs, are ghoulish and un-American. Once again we puzzle at the great sensitivity Barack Obama shows for the Muslim World in not releasing pictures that might offend, while displaying no sensitivity to the beliefs of his fellow Americans. In fact, Obama sees Americans wanting such photographs released as motivated only by a desire to “spike the football” and “trot out trophies.

After hearing the "Seventy-two Versions" of events provided by the Obama White House, Americans were not totally convinced that Osama Bin Laden had actually been taken out. They wanted further proof than words from the Obama White House and the Obama-controlled American media. Incredulously, who should come forth to verify Obama's claim but Al-Qaeda itself. Five days after President Barack Obama announced he had killed Osama bin Laden, but providing no tangible proof, comes forth Al-Qaeda verifying President Obama's claim that Osama bin Laden is indeed dead.

Now America rests assured and finally believes that Bin Laden is dead. But is it not historic and troubling that the American people trust the words of Al-Qaeda over the words of its own President and American Media?

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