The reason? We don't want to of-f-e-e-e-e-end the Muslims. (NRO).
In an upcoming 60 Minutes interview President Obama says his decision not to release the photos extends from worries that they will serve as an “incitement to violence or propaganda tools.”To be frank, this is bullshit! This isn't about "spiking the football" or "trotting out trophies." There have been so many stories over the past ten years that he was dead already. People would like to see proof. I know that won't convince some people, but still.
“We don’t trot this stuff out as trophies,” POTUS said. “We don’t need to spike the football.”
“The fact of the matter is you will not see bin laden walking on this Earth again.”
This reeks of more "Muslim outreach" and quite frankly I'm tired of this crap! The Appeaser-in-Chief sure wasn't concerned about releasing photos of alleged CIA abuses, because liberals think self-flagellation will change people's opinions of us. This terrorist bastard's dead carcass has been treated with more respect than the wishes of many 9/11 families, who were opposed to not just this Regime's handling of terror, but the support of that slap in the face to the memories of those lost called the Ground Zero Victory Mosque. The Muslim rites and burial at sea was a flop. Many Muslims are outraged about that.
This is exactly how rumors and conspiracy theories get started. Information is hidden, or, as this Regime has done since Sunday night, the story keeps changing every 10 minutes. Is it any wonder, either, why many people think Obama is a Muslim? Because he keeps bending over backwards to appease them.
Remember also that photos of the dead Hussein sons in Iraq, Saddam's execution, and al-Zarqawi's bloated corpse were released.
Enough of the Sally Field Diplomacy of getting bad guys to "like us, to really really like us." Islamic extremists minds aren't going to be changed one bit. They'll just know that, in Barack Hussein Obama, they have a tool who they can play like a well tuned fiddle.
UPDATE: So we have to be "sensitive" to Islam, give Osama a Muslim burial and not release the photos because we don't want them to desecrate the bodies of Americans publicly? Bull! Do the names Private Kristian Menchaca, Private Thomas Tucker, Scott Helvenston, Wesley Batalona, Jerry Zovko, Michael Teague, Eugene Armstrong, Nick Berg, Daniel Pearl and the dead US soldiers in Mogadishu in 1993 ring a bell? Gateway Pundit has the background on the names of these Americans and how the Islamofascists Obama appeases treated them with "care" and "sensitivity."