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I Guess You Can Call Me a “Deather” For the Time Being

May 3, 2011

I don’t think it’s too much to ask that the Obama Administration show some video and pictorial evidence that Osama’s been killed — and I’m talking about the face and body of the corpse. You’ll forgive me if I don’t blindly accept the word of politicians and bureaucrats that the body they disposed of just a few hours after the alleged assassination was DNA tested and it’s a match. The urgency with which they got rid of the body is rather curious. Surely Obama can understand the necessity of proving beyond a reasonable doubt, not only to Americans but to other terrorists, that Osama was indeed interdicted, right?

For what possible reasons would Obama not want to prove such a thing beyond a reasonable doubt. I can only think of two plausible ones:

1. He doesn’t have proof that Osama is dead;

2. He wants there to be suspicion so that he can make a political play later.

You know what this reminds me of?

Like Obama, Fermat, too, just wanted us to take his word for it.

That, readers, is Fermat’s Last Theorem. Wikipedia explains that “This theorem was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, famously in the margin of a copy of Arithmetica where he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin. No successful proof was published until 1995 despite the efforts of countless mathematicians during the 358 intervening years.” Cute, huh? Yeah, I proved it, but you’re just gonna have to go ahead and take my word for it.

If that’s not acceptable in math, why should we tolerate it for issues of life and death?

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