Osama, Obama, and lie after lie after lie 12

Professional skeptics though we are, we think Osama bin Laden really is dead.

The American people, who paid for the raid by the SEALs who carried out the glorious act of revenge for them by killing him, should have been shown the corpse. As it was hastily disposed of (or so we’ve been told), they should be shown the photos of it.

But the president has decided we may not see them.

Does the president really have that power? If so, why?

And why should we not see the pictures of the corpse of the man who plotted 9/11? Is Obama afraid that some might gloat over them? (We would.)

And why have we been told lie after lie about the SEALs’ raid on his compound?

Michelle Malkin, a reliable provider of sound information and intelligent analysis, sets out the lies-thus-far, writing at Townhall:

Take One: Bin Laden died in a bloody firefight. …

Take Two: Bin Laden did not engage in a firefight. …

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

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 … 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, Progressive Obama can also be absolved by bleeding hearts because of the painstakingly concocted post facto possibility that bin Laden somehow threatened our military — telepathically or something — before being taken out.

Take Twenty: “We’ve been as forthcoming with facts as we can be,” said an irritated [Jay] Carney [White House Press Secretary] on Wednesday.

So the SEALs, not Obama, made the decision to kill bin Laden.

Will Eric Holder’s Department of “Justice” now charge them with murder?

  • George

    I agree with you cheongyei and it’s even more embarrassing for me as a black American . Obama is actually bi-racial or multi-ethnic since his father is black and his mother is white and that is unimportant and means nothing anyway. About 90% of black people in America are staunch hard-core fundamentalist Christians and are diehard left-wing liberals and supporters of the Democrat Party. They represent the radical Christian LEFT ( not the religious right , but the religious left ). I also agree with Tys post of 2 hours ago regardless of any former posts. There are contradictions regarding Obama regarding the NAVY SEAL team shooting of Osama. Good work by the SEAL TEAM ! First they say that Osama was shot and killed and then they say they won’t show the photos and then they claim to have immediately burried him at sea , and then the red flags starting popping up in my mind immediately and I’m NOT a conspiracy theorist. Who knows what or who to believe. I love my country and freedom of the press but I don’t trust the government and I certainly don’t trust the biased and corrupt mainstream media.
    Most black people voted for Obama for one reason and one reason only and this is strictly because of his ethnicity and they didn’t like Bush—-PERIOD !!! ( not to mention because they are staunch far-left liberals ). A couple of situations happened to me recently that I want to share with you. Someone ( a black atheist ) that I know very well and have known for a very long long time has suddenly stopped communicating with me altogether. I told this individual that I am secular and conservative and I know he can’t stand any black person who happens to be conservative — so go figure. He is a staunch left wing liberal but an atheist and I am a black atheist but conservative. Would you like to make a guess why he doesn’t communicate with me anymore ? I told him I have been posting on certain conservative blogs and I am going to support conservative freethought. I went on the internet and surfed the black atheist blogs/websites and I read the comments of those posting messages and some of their admissions of being socialist, ultra-liberal , pro-Obama , etc etc etc. This is non-stop and it sickens me..
    When I posted at first on this blog that I happen to be a rare breed , I meant that literally. I feel like the lone wolf out here and it’s so hard for people to understand this. My family have disowned me, my former friends have ostracized me and I get harrassed, insulted and mistreated constantly for openly professing my atheism and conservatism as a black man . NOW all of a sudden , the thing I hoped would never happen has happened ( I wasn’t going to say anything at first but now I will ) and that is that the woman I have been dating and loved so dearly who happens to be white and Christian has broken up with me ( after bragging about how good and romantic I was to her ). Would you like to take a guess why ? I don’t care anymore. I’m always betrayed and end up with a “knife in my back ” . I’m tired , getting older , and “burned out”. I’m done. It’s been nice . Keep up the good work. I’m outta here—Take care . George

    • Jillian Becker

      George – please don’t go anywhere. We value your contributions. At this site you are among friends and like-thinkers (and can have an occasional spirited controversy with someone of a different opinion). Your energy and enthusiasm for life and thinking and expressing yourself won’t ever let you be “done”, we hope and trust.

      • George

        Lately I have been very vocal regarding my atheism and my feelings regarding religion.  I’ve been respectful toward everyone except when I’m attacked. As a result nearly my entire family and several of my so-called friends have now  turned against me and my girlfriend has left me ( I was going to propose to her ). Welcome to the world of religious love. This is nothing when I see people being blown to bits overseas and it’s getting worse. I’m gonna take a quick vacation to heal my hurt and broken heart .  This is the example of religious “compassion”. I’ll post later after I get over this. Just another day in the life. I’ve developed a “thick skin” as a result and I’ll post new information at a  later time.  Thanks Jillian ! 

    • Scrims2

      George—don’t let all this defeat you! You are a strong person and you can’t give up. You are making a difference just by being who you are. I for one have been very encouraged by your example of strength and boldness in the face of opposition.

      • George

                I’ll be back on the thread later . I have to have a breather and take a break. I just had my “heart” ripped out of my chest  and I’m currently too emotionally depressed to be rational. When we secular freethinkers “stand up” we pay the price socially and then  it’s like  “social suicide” so to speak . I’m only human.  I have to get over the hurt of some personal experiences and then I’ll bounce back stronger than ever. I’ve been through worse . We have an uphill battle ahead.  Keep up the fight .  I’m NEVER giving up !  You guys are the best .  Thanks !

    • Keith

       George, it is all too common today for black Americans to align themselves with the liberal agenda thinking they will be taken care of. I mentioned in a previous post about growing up with some positive black male influences. Although Christian they were conservative republicans. Being a black republican in New Orleans is pretty rare. I remember sitting with the crew at lunch when one of the younger guys started giving “Papa Joe” grief for supporting Nixon. Papa Joe calmly asked him why he still wanted to be a slave, dependent on the master for everything. He told him the democrats believe that blacks can’t get a job, get educated, raise a family or take care of them selves without the governments help. He said when he realized that he could never support a democrat ever again. You would have liked him.

    • Don L

      George, some health issues got in the way for a bit…
      Just read your post.  Have a thought for you:

      As you know the movie “Atlas Shrugged” was recently released.  Candidly, it was poorly done.  It inspired me, however, to re-read the Ayn Rand book “Atlas Shrugged”.
      Having just finished it and reading your post…I would suggest, while you are “recuperating” you read it.  I think the John Galt speech will give you insight and refresh your mind.

      Take care of self…never trust a christian!

      Don L

  • TyS

    a couple other contradictions worth adding:

    1a] bin Laden killed a week prior to public announcement
    1b] bin Laden killed hours before announcement

    2a] bin Laden shot once in chest, once in head in accordance with by-the-book room clearance tactics
    2b] bin Laden shot twice in the left eye, execution style (could this be why they don’t want pictures released? no evidence of executing an unarmed man?)

    (note: 2a and 2b are interchangable – I stillhaven’t read the final verdict of how he was killed…assuming he is dead)

    3a] SEALs recorded entire encounter via helmet cams
    3b] SEALs cut video feed prior to entering compound (another red flag, in my opinion)

  • Anonymous

    Obama is so unbelievable, I really worry about the sanity of those who still claim to have any respect for him. I can’t even imagine how long it would take me to develop an ounce of respect for the man, he is such a sad, sorry sap and a dirty joke.

  • Andrew M

    If you haven’t already heard, you’ll probably be delighted to know someone’s trying to sue the Obama administration for violating FOIA: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/159503-watchdog-group-prepared-to-sue-for-bin-laden-photos

    And I totally agree with your analysis. Our current commander-in-chief couldn’t tell the cock of a gun from its barrel, assuming he even loaded it properly…. he still lacks the ambition to define the enemy and pursue him outside of the unanimously agreed “Osama bin Laden / Al-Qaeda”, and chances are he actually sympathizes with his enemy and is only lazily “staying the course” to keep a check on the boiling kettle of resentment brewing from American citizens. Come 2012 he’ll be spilling hot tea all over himself as this country returns to its fundamental principles.

    One curious note about your wording regarding Malkin… are you saying people who provide insights like her are “rare”, or that she “rarely” provides such good insights? On reading it I’m inclined to say the former but it still seems ambiguous.

    • Jillian Becker

      Andrew M, I meant – as you rightly supposed – that writers who provide reliable information and intelligent analysis are rare and Michelle Malkin is one of them. But thank you for pointing out the ambiguity. I’ve changed my phrasing.

      And thanks for the link.

  • Ralph

    Reminds me of the Watergate scandal.

    I never thought I would miss Nixon.