Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Not especially interested

The clamor has begun regarding whether or not the United States should release photographs of Osama bin Laden after he got the lead buffet. President Obama says he's not going to release the photos:

In explaining his choice not to release the photo, Mr. Obama said that "we don't need to spike the football." He said that "given the graphic nature of these photos it would create a national security risk."

Maybe it would, maybe it wouldn't. Personally, I have no need to see the photos. I already have a pretty good idea what they look like -- given how bin Laden was shot, there are probably small entry holes and he probably didn't have much left of the back of his head. Gruesome and not especially interesting, I say.

Do you really want to see these photos? And if so, why?


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Not interested. I do not want to linger over someone's death, certainly not over its gory details.

Anonymous said...

I don't personally want to see them, but I do think that they should be available (and quickly) to quench the fire of any consipacists.

Bike Bubba said...

What anonymous says. As the great quality specialialist Deming was wont to say, "In God we Trust, all others must provide data."

Specifically, data which are not easy to falsify, which was at the core of the birther controversy. Hawaii was known to falsify the first kind of birth certificate, but could not easily falsify the second.

(I'm still wondering why he spent millions to avoid releasing a benign document......)

Gino said...

i do want to see the photos, and mainly because Obama doesnt think i should.
until that moment, i didnt much care.

BUT, if showing the photos is 'spiking the football' isnt a victory speech at ground zero the same as dancing in the end zone?