published Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Obama will not release photo of bin Laden

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.

Obama made the remarks during an interview Wednesday with CBS' "60 Minutes."

The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound early Monday. However, officials had cautioned that the photo was gruesome and could be inflammatory.

U.S. forces stormed the compound in Pakistan where bin Laden was hiding, then shot and killed the al-Qaida leader.

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bigbearzzz said...


May 4, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.

Hmm......why not release a death photo of Osama Bin laden Obama ?

President Obama will you not release that photo because that man is still alive ?

Some questions to ponder about folks.

May 4, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.

The photo is all over the internet. It doesn't matter if he releases or not.

May 4, 2011 at 3:27 p.m.
alohaboy said...

Lighthouse, one in the left eye and one in the temple and you think the man is still alive? Nope, it was a good kill.

May 4, 2011 at 3:51 p.m.
chatttn said...

Pretty sure the photos that are out there are fakes. It's easy to Photoshop nearly any photo these days. Remember on 9/11, the photo of the guy on one of the overlooks of the Twin Towers, carrying a backpack - the plane heading straight toward him? It was a fake.

May 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
chet123 said...

darn right president are during the right are already teaming up with terrorist...saying that the President killed Bin Laden illegal....let them fools stay in suspense!!!

May 4, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.
chet123 said...

especially the republican right wing(trying to mask as a libertarian because he's embarrass to admit his party protector of rich and greedy)name LIBERTARIAN4FREEDOM!!! LOL LOL LOL

May 4, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

@chatttn - so what would be acceptable proof if not a photo? a video of them "disposing" of the body? what else is there to prove he's dead? If he is still alive sooner or later he is sure to release one of his special, gloating home videos.

May 4, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.
chet123 said...

history......let historian release the photo...this enviroment is a threat to our rush limbaugh and fox cant treat them as way man!!

May 4, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
chet123 said...

i surly beleive the republican would take side with the terrorist

May 4, 2011 at 4:45 p.m.
chet123 said...

too many circle barkers and crackpots,,,chuckkkk chuckkkkk just having funnnnnn....BOZO!(they cant govern and they dont want anyone else make them look bad.....Obama is during the right thing

May 4, 2011 at 4:47 p.m.
mtngrl said...

Those who believe already believe. Those who don't, don't.

If they release the photo those that don't believe will claim it is a fake and will not be convinced otherwise, so what difference does it make if it is released or not?

May 4, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
chet123 said...

he should release after these bozo lose their jobs in 2012

May 4, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
chet123 said...


May 4, 2011 at 5:48 p.m.
chioK_V said...

@lib4 &ninDEPENDS we know you two got your jollies torturing and killing kittens and puppies as children. Now you're looking for a new thrill. Sorry! U-losers!

May 4, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
Skeptic101 said...

Good. Thank you!

May 4, 2011 at 7:06 p.m.
sd said...

Good call. Decades from now they will declassify those photos for historians or something. OBL is dead and, frankly, the media has devoted enough attention to him.

May 4, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.
Oz said...

Obama said, "We don't need to spike the football". So why is he going to Ground Zero?

May 4, 2011 at 9:09 p.m.
rolando said...

C'mon, Oz. You know as well as the rest of us do. lol Politics, what else.

Notice where Dubya turned down theBama's invite to join him there?

May 4, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

According to Rueters it was the SEALS decision.

May 4, 2011 at 9:26 p.m.
rolando said...

So who's word do we really have that there was an attack and killing at all? Think about that and how many lies he has already told us.

There is no longer a Team 6 in any case, it having been disbanded and/or renamed a number of years back. But rumors abound...those there [if there were any] are keeping absolutely quiet. Most appropriate of them...they don't need the publicity -- they already know what they did and that is enough.

A bit more on-topic and more typical, why did theBama reportedly take 16 hours to decide to give the go-ahead order?

May 4, 2011 at 9:28 p.m.
rolando said...

That man is just a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

He is the perfect example why only certain elected officials are briefed into very highly classified military operations and projects.

Elected officials crave publicity -- the doers avoid it.

During a press conference [or whatever], then-President Carter came within a hair of compromising our entire stealth aircraft program by commenting about "invisible airplanes". Luckily our damage control team came up with "Wonder Woman's glass plane" and other farcical things which defused the gaff.

May 5, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.
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