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Pictures of the Body of Bin Laden 
7th-May-2011 04:00 pm
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Poll #1739084 OBL Pics

Should President Obama release the pictures of the body of Osama Bin Laden for the public to see?

Yes
14(18.4%)
No
48(63.2%)
I'm not sure
14(18.4%)

If the pictures of the body of Osama Bin Laden were made public, would you look at them?

Yes
31(41.3%)
No
31(41.3%)
I'm not sure
13(17.3%)
Comments 
8th-May-2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
How is the timing too perfect? What are the other reasons, beyond rampant paranoia?
8th-May-2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, ever since Nixon, people no longer trust their government, and are probably justified in doing so. (Historically for example, even before Nixon, Presidents James K. Polk, William McKinley and Lyndon Johnson all falsely spun incidents as being a reason to go to war. And later there was that whole "Saddam has WMD" thing.) People only call it paranoia until the truth comes out that what has been reported really isn't what happened. (Like in the cases of the sinking of the Maine or the Gulf of Tonkin, Watergate of the case for WMD for example.) Why not have transparency like Obama campaigned on?
8th-May-2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
People only call it paranoia until the truth comes out that what has been reported really isn't what happened.

The definition of paranoia hasn't changed. It cannot be dignified by comparing it to a healthy skepticism, which it is not.



Edited at 2011-05-08 06:26 pm (UTC)
9th-May-2011 04:51 am (UTC)
The timing is perfect because "killing" Osama detracts attention from the things that are falling apart.
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