The GOP House Intel Chair’s Stunning Display of Insult and Ignorance

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I’ve never heard of Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, but I hope the next time I see his name in print it’s because he resigned his position. Obviously, he is not qualified to sit on any committee with the word “intelligence” anywhere in its title or mission.

Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Wednesday that the Obama administration should not release the gruesome post-mortem images, saying it could complicate the job for American troops overseas. Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo.

“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” Rogers said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”

Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet,” Rogers continued.
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Of all the reasons one could concoct for not releasing photos of a gunshot Osama bin Laden, this is easily the dumbest. We know exactly how Americans would react to that situation because we’ve already seen it. Someone needs to remind the Intelligence Mastermind of the House of Representatives about Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg. Maybe they could also show him the photo of the civilian contractors whose corpses were brutalized and hung from an overpass in Iraq.

And those were civilians…

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