May 3, 2011

Deathers..

First there were "Birthers" -- the folks who beleive Obama was not born in America. Then there are the "Truthers" -- the clowns who believe that 9-11 was a phony, put-up/ job by either the Evil Booooosh being manipulated by Dick Cheney or the Jooooooooz. And now, there's the "Deathers" -- those guys who will go to their graves believing that OBL did not go to his.

I don't know where you come down on all of these; I am kinda at sea about the Kenyan thing (one of my most favorite disrespectful sobriquets for The Pantload is "Chimpy, the Kenyan") but know OBL brought down the Twin Towers and will bet a baked ham on the fact that we did bring down OBL.

I also believe that the Earth is round and that we did go to the moon several times. (Well, Thom Hanks and Kevin Bacon did. Gary Sinise caught the measles.) Also, I know for dead-solid-certain that O.J. killed Nicole and did not land on Mars.

So I am a pretty smart guy.

But one wonders how we will ever proves that Bin Laden caught a couple in the brain pan and is now cavorting with 72 virgin goats in a room in Paradise three doors down from Allah. The mantra will be to show 'em the pics but -- as Chris and The Conservative Lady demonstrated in my post yesterday -- even someone as intelligent as yours truly can be taken in by a good photo-shopper. (Is that anything like a K-Mart shopper?)

Well, if our POTUS, M. T. Suit, grows a pair and stops fretting over whether we should have used Ivory or Palmolive to scrub down that old towel heads remains or if we mumbled the right incantations over him before we deep sixed him off the U.S.S. Carl Vinson's fan tail with the rest of the ship's garbage, then we should be treated to a veritable smorgasbord of photographic treats showing a pre-moldering Osama. According to a breathless account of the evidence on hand from The 1600 Report, the inventory is pretty extensive, including a security leak treasure trove and an OBL Farewell Album:

From CNN’s National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin

A Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

1. Photos of OBLs body at a hangar after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for, say, the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.

Front page of a newspaper? Hell, get me a decent negative of that shot, and I'll start a campaign to buy up billboard space all along I-80 between San Francisco and Omaha.

To quote "W": "Bring it on!"

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4 comments:

Supi said...

It was pretty darn gruesome watching people jumping out of the Twin Towers and falling to their deaths. It was pretty gruesome watching the towers fall. I can handle OBL final mug shot on the front page.

The War Planner said...

Supi,

..a sidebar: I raided your site for the Mosin-Nagant humor. There's a couple of Romanians here at work and one of them was a scout sniper who used a M.N. as his sniper rifle!

Thanks again; it's the gift that keeps on giving.

Supi said...

I shot my Mosin-Nagant once - One bullet. Oh my back. Oh my back. Never again! I'll just stick to putting a hot dog on the bayonet...

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I believe, I believe !