Friday, May 06, 2011

You'll have been worried about Nelly Furtado's views on the Bin Laden photos

I know that, when trying to weight the risks and advantages of the decision by The White House to not releases photos of Osama Bin Laden's face, I've had trouble coming to a firm opinion. The reason?

Well, who can decide where they stand on such a question without guidance from Nelly Furtado.

Thank the lord, she has now broken her silence:

Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has applauded U.S. President Barack Obama for refusing to release photographic evidence of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden's death.

And Furtado is glad a grisly image of bin Laden with a bullet wound to the head is being kept hidden away.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "So grateful that we'll have one less violent photo circulating throughout the world. White House has good taste."
It was, of course, a matter of taste and decency that had been staying Obama's hand, and nothing to do with the risk of inflaming extremist passions around the globe leading to a series of bloody reprisals against Americans and their perceived allies.

Thank god Obama has an eye for the tasteful decision, eh?


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