Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Cutting his losses

Well, it looks as if we're not going to get the Bin Liner pics. POTUS has decided – according to Reuters. White House spokesman Jay Carney conveys the Obama view that: "Given the graphic nature of these photos it would create a national security risk". The man says:
We discussed this internally, keep in mind that we are absolutely certain that it is him ... it is important that very graphic photos of someone shot in the head are not floating around as a propaganda tool ... We don't trot out this stuff as trophies ... we don't need to spike the football.
We got some early intimation of this, with a report from Rep. Mike Rogers saying: "I have to tell you I think I'm more where the president is on this. I'm a little bit reluctant, I'll tell you why. The conspiracy theorists are going to see the pictures, find ten reasons why they think it's someone else".

So, reading between the lines, the pic(s) on which the US government relied on for identification don't stand up. And, since an increasing number of people don't believe the BS they are being fed – apart from clever sophisticates like Tim Montgomerie - I suppose the US administration is cutting its losses. There is no need to give the non-believers any more ammunition than they have already.

More to the point, Obama is rejoicing in improved poll ratings, and may believe that he has milked as much as he can get out of the situation. A majority now approve of his overall job performance, as well as his handling of foreign policy, the war in Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism. This is according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

But then, there is nought so queer as folks. Even though an insider is saying that Obama hesitated (above), and made a pig's ear of the whole venture, people are easily pleased. And there is always a little girlie around to applaud him (below), the dreadful Cristina Odone, who even gives fluffy girlies a bad name.

With such truly crass commentary, there is not much hope left for civilisation. Only a society in terminal decline could actually produce such irredeemable tosh.