By Daniel Greenfield
I don’t subscribe to the Bin Laden conspiracy theories myself. Obama has been on record as saying that he wanted Bin Laden alive so he could give him a civilian trial. And that’s consistent.
Looking at this action, it’s consistent with the policy of being willing to do everything possible to avoid offending Muslims. As if the Muslims angry at Bin Laden’s death would become more of a threat if they could see his body.
Considering the amount of photoshopped Bin Laden death photos out there and the propensity of people in the Muslim world to create their own reality, it wouldn’t make much of a difference.
Judicial Watch announced Monday that it received documents through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit showing that Admiral William McRaven ordered the immediate destruction of any photos of Osama bin Laden’s death within hours of a Judicial Watch FOIA request.
According to the Pentagon documents, McRaven sent his email on “Friday, May 13, 2011 5:09 PM.” The documents do not detail what documents, if any, were destroyed in response to the McRaven directive. The Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit seeking the documents was filed in the United States Court for the District of Columbia only hours earlier.
Defying a Freedom of Information lawsuit this blatantly seems more like the work of Obama Inc. than the Pentagon, so as with Benghazi, I suspect the military was just doing what it was told.