Ding dong, the evil terrorist is dead! That’s what the administration is telling us. On May 1, 2011, the Navy Seals, during a daring raid in Pakistan, shot Osama Bin Laden in the head while he was resisting capture in his bedroom. Of course no one can interview the seal team. That’s understandable because their identities have to be kept secret for obvious reasons. But then Obama orders that Osama’s body be “buried at sea.” I’d prefer to think of it as being dumped over board, but the media is saying they had a Muslim funeral to show respect to the Nation of Islam. I suppose putting Osama’s head on a pole at ground zero is out of the question, but. . . please! A funeral at sea with pomp and circumstance? Please, somebody wake me up from this nightmare; please!!!
Okay, so now there’s no body. The secretary of defense said “We’re 99.9% certain that we got Osama Bin Laden.” One reporter asked him, “You mean there is 0.1% doubt that it might be someone else?” The Secretary said that they confirmed the DNA. But, wait a minute! In order to match DNA they had to have a sample taken from Osama sometime earlier and be able to prove that it was from him. From where in the world did they get the pre-existing DNA profile? Hmm? Where did they conduct the analysis? What is the nature of the test? Why didn’t the administration publish the test print out to show us the match?
Then the media has been going wild anticipating that we are going to at least see pictures of the body to confirm the story to all of the skeptics of this world. People from all walks of life have been saying they need confirmation. Doubts are piling up every where. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that the White House would show sufficient proof to quell all doubts as to the veracity of the statement that Osama is indeed dead. Ah, but now we’ve heard from the White House spokesman who said they won’t release the photographs of the body to inflame the Arabs or for propaganda; “That’s not who we are.”
So here’s the deal: 1) The White House announced that a Navy Seal team raided Osama’s residence in Pakistan; 2) They allegedly conducted a DNA analysis and confirmed that the man shot in the head is Osama but never showed us the actual result or explained where they got the prior control sample to set up the profile for a match test; 3) They announced that they took the body to an aircraft carrier and dumped it overboard after a Muslim funeral; 4) They said they have pictures but are refusing to show them to the general public. I’m certain that if the Seals killed a decoy and Osama is still alive somewhere else, he won’t wait long before appearing on AL Jazeera Television to thumb his nose at the world (G-d forbid). So, unless Osama made a deal with Obama to trade information for witness protection, in the absence of any visible shred of corroborating forensic evidence, time will tell whether the dead chicken of the sea is really Osama Bin Laden or has Obama been Lying?