Because showing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason would violate their policy to not be “sexually suggestive”, Der Tzitung, a Hasidic newspaper, edited the women out of the now-famous photograph showing the national security team observing the bin Laden kill operation.
From Talking Points Memo.
A lot of people are getting a creepy feeling about the celebrations over killing bin Laden. I totally understand. But I like how John Cook at Gawker puts it:
The laudable instinct to step back from tribal revelry is rooted in a sense of our common humanity, and the ease with which it is forgotten. But Osama bin Laden is a moral monster of the highest order, with gallons of blood on his hands, and he earned his fate in spades. Not because he has been cartoonishly portrayed as a villain by the U.S., or because he looks funny, or because his policy goals conflict with those of the U.S. and therefore must be destroyed—its because he personally orchestrated the deaths of 3,000 innocents, on purpose, to prove a point. Actions have consequences!
Youre allowed to comprehend that he is a person, a father, a son, with dreams and desires, and also be absolutely over the moon that he got shot in the head yesterday.
Colorado’s own Gary Brooks Faulkner is a lunatic criminal who went to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden. He was arrested with a gun, a sword, and night-vision goggles. He claims he got within shooting distance of his target.
“How does one go about trying to find Osama bin Laden?” asked the interviewer.
“You don’t. You let the spirit guide you and unless you have the spirit of God, not the Mother Mary or some Mohammad or something like that. God almighty has to put his hand on you. I’ve been protected,” Faulkner said.