Skip to comments.The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership (must read alert)
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT by Zakeet
Apparently, my previous article on the famous "Situation Room" photo tapped a nationwide nerve. The response ranged from some eye-opening tips on other photos to a few perplexed criticisms as to the motivation for Photoshopping a Situation Room photo.
The answer to that latter question can be summed up in one simple thought: To hide the truth. Obama was out golfing while the OBL mission was unfolding, and the administration needed the Situation Room photo op for public perception -- to give the illusion that he's presidential.
Obama's entire "Composite Presidency" and administration are orchestrated in this fashion. Not only is the photo's legitimacy in question, but so is the narrative illusion behind it. Obama knew of OBL's location for a year and refused to act. The CIA admits that there was "no live video feed," as implied by the iconic White House photo. It is anyone's guess what the captive audience was looking at, but it wasn't the OBL raid. It was recently reported that a highly lawyered CYA memo was drafted that made it clear that the military would take all blame for any errors, while Obama would claim all glory for successes. Not surprisingly, the real heroes seem to have a problem with this form of spiking the ball and using our brave SEALs for political gain. Why would Obama need to Photoshop the Situation Room photos? For the same reason behind everything else he does: to influence perception in which everything is about Obama.
As a follow-up to the previous article, a second "Situation Room" photo will be the target of discussion here.
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Remember when the dimrat media use the term “slick marketing and packaging” about Reagan?
These photos come across very dark on my computer screen, so I opened the top photo in a graphics program and lightened it.
Man, Obama’s back and shoulders take up half the room and he’s got a teensy-tiny head. He looks like bat with huge wings.
Plus he’s got someone’s pant legs under his armpits.
No way this is real. It’s fake just like the ginormous Obama head pasted on composite girlfriend (G. Cook) photo.
Oh and that floating hand is too much. LOL
Lighten the top photo and measure Obama’s left elbow to right elbow and left shoulder to right shoulder.
His back is massive and out of proportion to his head.
It looks like he’s wrestling someone or he’s stuffed pygmies in his jacket.
It’s like they tried to merge him sitting against the back of a blue chair with his jacket, but he’s standing not sitting.
I’m not sure that isn’t also Obama in the back of the room at 11 0’clock. Kind of like an in-your-face challange to show how easy it is to snow everyone. Would be a great inside joke for the photoshoppers to have him back there and also posing in the foreground as Darkwing Duck.
When Stalin was arresting millions for execution or slave labor, hundreds of artists were more than willing to work full time on the alteration of all public images to suit the latest party line. (That's where Orwell got his "1984" material for the "Ministry of Truth", "memory hole" and the the main character's job of "re-writer of newspaper articles.")
Here's an article in wikipedia showing the before and after of many Stalinist public photos given his "historical revision" treatment: LINK
The person at the head of the table is and Air Force officer in his blue uniform.
That picture kind of cracks me up. Even if it were a fake to make Obama look “presidential”, it would still be a total failure. Obama looks like a little boy hanging out while the grownups do their thing in that picture.
I like the Photoshop of this pic with FR on the screens.
Obama’s entire “Composite Presidency”....
Thanks for posting the correct picture. I was beginning to worry about my comparison abilities.
Will this photo have the same effect as the one of Dukakis wearing the helmet while sitting atop the tank?
Take up knitting.
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