What would it really change?
I want to start by thanking Obama for staying the course and ordering the capture or killing of Bin Laden. I would also thank the men and women of our intelligence agencies along with all of our military for their efforts as well. There are already conspiracies running amok about Bin Laden being dead for many years and so on. Even releasing the photo would most likely not satisfy those who don’t believe that Bin Laden was killed last week. Obama announced his decision yesterday about the photo but they never planned to release it, just wanted to keep people interested for an extra day. He claims that releasing the photo would help recruiting, inflame more violence and it’s not who we are? I would really like Obama to explain the last statement more throughly about who he thinks we are.
Obama said we don’t spike the football and celebrate about killing Bin Laden, exactly why not Mr. President. There where plenty of people before 9/11 who want to see the destruction of America and they are still out there. The day before Bin Laden was killed and the day after these same people are plotting that very idea. Many people in the Muslim world think we are the infidel, many don’t say it but support the idea by doing nothing. They are like many politicians who say all the right things to your face and do nothing to fix the problem. Obama has always had a problem with American exceptionalism and clearly this moment people are extremely happy Bin Laden is dead.
I believe that while the President showed the will to give the order for this raid that he failed to give a warning to others seeking to harm Americans. Where is the warning for countries who are harboring terrorists (Pakistan) that America will never stop searching and will do whatever it takes. This could have been the moment when Obama put those Countries harboring terrorists on notice but did no such thing. They seem to believe that this will cause further violence but the same people are still recruiting, still plotting no matter what anybody says or does. In this moment Obama could have sent a strong message to the world, I think he missed a great opportunity to show strength and failed!
One last thing, after scoring a touchdown you spike the football and do your celebration, then get ready for the next play. Obama next play was to be politically correct about the photo and then do a victory lap at ground zero.