Thursday, May 05, 2011

How do we know Osama is really dead?

Do we need pictures of his dead body?

How do we know Hitler is really dead?

6 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

The history books say the Soviets confirmed Hitler's death and burned his body. Accept the history or don't.

I agree with you on OBL, though we seem to be in a despised minority. We don't know he's dead and we likely never will. You accept what you're told or you don't.

If Obama was half smart (seems not to be the case) he would have instructed the military not to damage OBL's face and to photograph it for just this eventuality. Instead...

airforcewife said...

I believe he is dead. But I also don't see why there are agonies over releasing the pictures.

It's been the standard human practice for almost all of human history - they used to put the bodies on ice and display them.

Is it gruesome? Yes. But so is so much of human existence.

I put the argument that it will cause even more reprisals on par with the notion that fighting back causes more terrorists. "They" already hate us. He's already dead. And only a certain type of person will actively seek out the picture, anyway.

miriam said...

I think they are both dead. Too many witnesses--Navy Seals--saw Osama killed. There are no secrets where there are living witnesses. As the saying goes, "Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead."

Why not show the pix? They showed Saddam Hussein's sons, and they looked pretty bad.

Dick Stanley said...

Something's fishy. To coin a phrase.

creakypavillion said...

That's what I said!

miriam said...

Great minds think alike.