The White House’s decision this week not to release images of a dead Osama bin Laden has some doubting the terrorist leader is really dead. Come on!! If we don’t believe our own government, who can we believe? Al Qaeda? Today (Friday) the terror network behind the 9-11 attacks confirmed its leader’s death in a Web statement. “Sheikh Osama didn’t build an organization that will vanish with his death or fades away… Read More
It’s reported that President Obama will NOT release the photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse. That seems to be a turnaround from what we were hearing yesterday, and goes against what most Americans appear to want. The president has told CBS News in an interview to air Sunday on “60 Minutes”, that after seeing the photos himself, he’s “absolutely certain” that OBL is dead. But he said that releasing the photos could… Read More
There’s a lot of debate right now whether to show Osama bin Laden’s body. Is a photo/video needed to dispel any doubt/conspiracy theories, or would it be too gruesome? Would it only inflame extremists and invite more trouble or is it deserving of a mass murderer? What do you think? Vote in another one of my extremely unscientific and totally unofficial polls and after that, include your comments. Thanks.
I promised in an earlier post I’d share more of my Skype interview with Mike Boettcher. Mike is a veteran journalist and one of the few full-time embedded reporters with our troops in Afghanistan. I picked his brain this morning about the death of Osama bin Laden. Here’s a portion of our chat. This aired during one of the evening newscasts. And here’s a follow-up, more of my talk with Mike: Thanks… Read More
The reactions to Osama bin Laden’s timely death have been swift. Today I talked via Skype with veteran journalist Mike Boettcher who’s embedded with the troops in Afghanistan. He is someone to be listened to and respected. We aired a piece recently of one of the many fire fights he was covering. It was a fierce battle between the Taliban and American soldiers, and he was right in the middle of it…. Read More