White House Not Releasing Osama Photos Because Internet Will Make Funny 'Shops
Gates said his concerns about releasing the bin Laden photos were dramatized by Photoshopping of an official White House picture taken of Obama's national security team while they were monitoring a live video feed of the operation in which Navy SEALs ultimately killed bin Laden.
"I have gotten from friends all over the country copies of the picture that was this iconic picture taken in the Situation Room while we were watching the operation. And they have been photoshopped in every way you can imagine, including putting you know, coming after the royal wedding, one of these had all of us in one of these big, wide-brimmed hats from the wedding. Another had various football players seated at the table that had been photoshopped in," Gates noted.
Oh, so you're allowed to be given a silly hat, but you have to protect the dignity of Osama bin Laden's stupid corpse? GIVE US THE PHOTOS, YOU MONSTER. WE NEED TO DO FUNNY THINGS TO THEM. Argh.
By the way, did you know Robert Gates tattooed an image of the prophet Mohammed on his face? It's true! It's skin-colored, so you can barely see it, but it's there. (Have fun denying this, Gates. RELEASE THE PHOTOS! PLEASE!) [Politico]