“The Central Intelligence Agency this week plans to show some lawmakers photos of a deceased Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was killed May 2 in a daring US raid,” AFP reports. “John McCain, the Republican senator, told a journalist he did not plan to see the images, noting: ‘I’ve seen enough dead people in my life.'” Well good for you Senator. Thank you for your service and all that. But what about US? What kind of BS is this? The President of the United States thinks our elected representatives are “responsible enough” to see images of the terrorist leader with a bullet hole (or two) in his brain but We, The People are not? It gets worse . . .
Now the snaps have turned into some sort of asinine political litmus test, with Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe proudly proclaiming “me first!” and Massachusetts RINO Scott Brown playing “will he won’t he,” after prematurely declaring that he already had.
Before this Capitol Hill show-‘n-tell, I didn’t care whether or not the Obama administration released the images of a bullet-ridden Bin Laden. Now I demand it. In fact, here are two things I didn’t say at the time:
1. SPIKE THE GOD DAMN FOOTBALL – We should have celebrated the death of our enemy. Only a nation of cowards (or Quakers) would prefer a moment of silence for Bin Laden’s untimely (as in late) demise rather than a joyous proclamation of the primacy of freedom and democracy and, yes, death from above. We should have taken a national holiday.
2. SHOW THE PICTURES – What’s with this inflame nonsense? The people who hate us hate us. Their supporters and/or potential supporters need to fear us. The more they fear us, the less likely they are to help those who would attack us attack us. And by “us” I mean YOU. If terrorists are happy to crash planes into buildings filled with thousands of civilians, we are ALL in the crosshairs. They are so we are. It’s that kind of world, people. Wake the f up.
Now, remind me again. Why did we elect these fools? Oh, and anyone who shoots a bullet into the air where it lands they know not where is also a fool. Still, it’s hard to say who’s more dangerous: elected officials or irresponsible gun owners.