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Dear President Obama
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First, congratulations on a mission well run which led to the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden and his family and supporters. Every American should be proud at the way our forces functioned. No amount of potential blowback can compensate for the relief at knowing Bin Laden has been confronted and killed. I will be doing a column on the overall implications of this strategic victory.
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However, as soon as the death of Bin Laden was reported I began to receive a steady stream of emails questioning the validity of the claims concerning the mission that resulted in his death.
This letter is a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request. President Obama has urged that FOIA be interpreted liberally to expand and expedite document release. The Bin Laden matter is a test of that policy of FOIA openness.
I do not know who made the decision to bury Bin Laden at sea, and I understand that no land-based memorial was wanted. But the corollary of burying Bin Laden at sea was that the normal questions about the operation are magnified by his permanent disappearance. Only time will tell if the decision to bury Bin Laden at sea was the right one.
Because of the at-sea burial it is essential that the Bin Laden documentary evidence and records be made freely available to the public immediately to counteract conspiracy theories.
In addition, as a presidential candidate I would like immediate access to the Bin Laden materials so I can respond intelligently to questions in candidate debates and appearances about the manner in which Bin Laden was captured and disposed of. We know that there was some sort of live video feed, so presumably that has been archived and is subject to FOIA release.
Likewise, I am sure the Navy maintained a very meticulous photographic record of what took place after Bin Laden’s remains were moved to the carrier.
Therefore, there appears to be a substantial archive of evidence to sustain the claims that Bin Laden was in fact killed during efforts to effect his capture. This archival material must see the light of day today, now, immediately. As between “Muslim sensitivities” and the rights of the American people, we come first and foremost, always.
We have learned from the original and continuing firestorm over the missing Obama birth certificate that secrecy leads to public skepticism. Skepticism inevitably leads to corrosion of confidence in government. You ought not to let that same process replicate itself in the case of the termination of Bin Laden.
I urge you to authorize release of the Bin Laden capture/kill archive and to waive any FOIA processing delays. Delay aids Al-Qaeda. The longer you delay releasing the evidence the more time Al-Qaeda has to deny that anything happened or to fabricate an alibi. So time is of the essence.