For some time now I’ve considered Barack Obama to be a disgrace on representing the free world.
His opposition to legalising drugs, his moves to appease muslims (going as far as telling the hideous Terry Jones what to do or not to do with his own private property), his overruling of contraception access and his grievous track record on civil liberties, among others, account him to be an enemy of freedom.
And now, he’s at it again – he won’t show Osama bin Laden corpse’s pictures just so Muslims won’t get mad:
Twenty months after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, the United States told a court on Thursday it is not ready to release images taken after the al Qaeda leader’s death because they still might lead to violence.
President Barack Obama’s administration points to an exception in the law that covers documents classified in the interest of national defense.
“They’ll be used to inflame tensions. They’ll be used to inspire retaliatory attacks,” Justice Department lawyer Robert Loeb told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
So what? It’s not your job to take care of muslims’ feelings (or any other group’s for that matter). We’re entitled to see those pictures and Barack Obama should grow a thicker skin.
If I was the most powerful man on Earth, I wouldn’t kill innocent civilians with drone air-strikes nor would I give into threats! It’d be the other way around: rewarding civility and not being afraid of -hypothetical!- threats.