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Why Killing Bin Laden was Obama’s Only Viable Option – and How He Plans to Score Political Points with the Pictures

Can you imagine the phone call that interrupted President Obama’s golf game?

“We have Osama Bin Laden! What do you want to do with him?”

So, think this through. Obama promised to close Gitmo. So he couldn’t put him there without offending his far left supporters who want the place closed down. Bringing Bin Laden to American soil was not an option. And, unfortunately, Obama has reportedly shut down the “Black Sites” in Europe and elsewhere.

And even if we could have found a suitable place to house the world’s most wanted terrorist, what type of trial could ever be held? Certainty not a trial in American courts. The security alone would prohibit that! And the recent trial of former Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani is still fresh in people’s minds. This was the terrorist who was tried in civilian court on 280 counts related to terrorism. Only one managed to stick. A conspiracy charge. There is a strong possibility that Osama could be acquitted in a civilian trial, and granting constitutional rights to Osama Bin Laden would never be popular.

No. Killing Osama was the only logical choice. So, on this decision, President Obama had only one possible choice and he made the right one.

Next question, “What to do with the body”? The last thing we need is to see Osama Bin Laden enshrined as a martyr in some Holy City. This could never be allowed to happen. The body must be disposed of in a place that it could never be recovered. Cremation leaves ashes. Deep at sea was the best option. In such a way that the bones will never surface. Nothing barbaric, mind you. We are better than that. Just a simple burial at sea – without honors.

So, again, Obama had only one choice, and he made the right one!

But, keeping in mind that this president wants everything to be about him, the final bit of the puzzle where President Obama had more than one option was in releasing the pictures of the death scene. The right choice would have been to release the pictures immediately and allow the world closure and certainty.

But this is where Obama has decided to try to make political hay. Perhaps a new branch of conspiracy theorists will crop up. What will they call them? Doubters perhaps? So does Obama let this fester like he did his birth certificate? What would give him the best political advantage? Perhaps an October 2012 Surprise photo release?

Does anyone think that Donald Trump will wait that long before demanding Obama release the pictures?

This is a great day, and one that the president should not try to gain political advantage over. Osama Bin Laden was apprehended and executed on his watch. That should be enough. To try to gain political points from this cheapens the victory and politicizes the achievement. It makes Obama look petty and small.

The world needs to know, beyond the shadow of doubt, that Americans will never stop pursuing those who would do us harm, no matter where they hide. That we are not afraid of instant and swift justice in the form of a bullet to the head. And that we do this as a united people, and not for a hidden political agenda.

This victory is incomplete without the proof. Release the pictures!

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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