With the news that the Obama administration won’t release the images of a dead Osama bin Laden, Sarah Palin once again takes to the Twitter to prove she is totally wrong on national security:
So why is this the wrong thing to do? Well let’s ask the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers:
“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” Rogers said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”
“Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the Internet,” Rogers continued. “Osama bin Laden is not a trophy – he is dead and let’s now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaeda has been eliminated.”
Spot on! The images would turn into propaganda that in turn will help make Osama more of a martyr to the extremists. How does trying to build unity amongst al Qaeda and other terrorists help our cause? It doesn’t, but for Sarah Palin, that just doesn’t make sense.
Of course this won’t stop Sarah Palin and the crazy wingnuts. This is nothing but a way to stoke the flames of another conspiracy theory, the deathers, or those that don’t believe Osama is really dead. If Donald Trump taught us anything it’s that embracing and engaging in crazy ass conspiracy theories that further divide our country is a winning move. Latch onto some crazy notion that the mentality instable comes up with, then try to validate their lack of logic and you get the reality TV based media to cover it. That’s all the GOP has right now. That’s also what helps keep FOX’s ratings on top.