Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama Makes The Right Call...For Once

In a long line of bumbles, mistakes and out right screw ups, President Obama has finally made a smart move. He listened to the commanders on the ground and has decided to not released photos that could cause the death of more of our troops overseas.
Obama defended his decision, saying publication of the photographs "would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals."
And he's right. Honestly, I'm surprised he changed his mind being that he's so beholden to these groups who want them released. But this will be a test to see what kind of backbone he really has. Will he give in to these groups and change his mind, again? Who knows.

2 comments:

BetteJo said...

He absolutely did the right thing. But there's that nagging little voice in the back of my mind that's saying "now how does changing his mind, benefit HIM?" Can't seem to help myself.

R said...

Not releasing the pictures complicates any future claims about american use of torture - opponents can claim that the pictures were 'too terrible to release' and 'america is as bad as nazi germany' etc.
When in reality, if the 'abuse' was forcing captives to listen to country music, or asking them to wash their stinky cave-dwelling butts, then it will only be the loony left that takes the claims of abuse seriously.
By not releasing the pictures it gives the impression that america has something to be seriously ashamed of.
This doesn't help america's claim to be fighting evil tyrants too much if appearing to defend/conceal own atrocities.
If it's more of that 'human pyramid'-type stuff, no one will care - that's old news, but if it's serious, you can't just bury that and still claim to be righteous.