Bin Laden Show 57: Senators are Gullible, Journal is Dubious–the Bin Laden Show Poised to Displace All Reasonable Thinking for Next Year

07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 10 Security, 11 Society, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Impotency
Senator James Inhofe

Osama bin Laden pictures leave no doubt he is dead, Senator claims

The pictures of Osama bin Laden are definitely him and leave no doubt the al-Qaeda leader is dead, according to a Republican Senator.

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Phi Beta Iota: We have mixed feelings.  There is a 20% possibility that Bin Laden was actually there and killed, and a 20% possibility that the journals and other recovered materials are real.  What we find troubling are two things: 1) the gullibility of Senators who are not forensic experts and have not had access of any sort to the actual body (unless he was captured but this is a stretch as well); and 2) the likelihood that the high-school gibberish in these journals, whether real or concocted, will over-shadow all reasonable thought in the next year.  This is THEATER.  Terrorism is a TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.  What is being done (and not done) in our name is a million times more important than this ridiculous abuse of US power for the wrong reasons.

See Also:

Review: The Next Catastrophe–Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Review: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Reference: Empire of Lies & Secrecy