Skip to comments.White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Ladenís Corpse
Posted on 05/02/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT by Justaham
The Obama administration has photographs of Osama bin Ladens dead body and officials are debating what to do with them and whether they should be released to the public, officials tell ABC News.
Theres no doubt its him, says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 64.
The argument for releasing them: to ensure that the public knows and can appreciate that he's dead. There is of course skepticism throughout the world that the US government claim that it killed bin Laden is true.
The argument against releasing the pictures: theyre gruesome. He has a massive head wound above his left eye where he took bullet, with brains and blood visible.
In July 2003, the US government released photographs of Saddam Husseins dead sons Uday and Qusay Hussain but not until after theyd been touched up by a mortician, making them look not quite real.
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Why does this administration have such a problem with releasing key, absolutely essential information?
These photos have to be released, and they need to be released soon.
It’s hard to release what doesn’t exist.
Osama has probably shrunk a bit...and I think it was at night. He would be 6-3 at the most.
Show the pictures.
I remember the Uday and Qusay pics were released to show proof.
They’re being photoshopped by the same person who did the birth certificate.
We may go from Obama Birthers, to Osama Deathers.
They faked election results
They faked birth certificates
They faked a raid on a home in Pakistan
They will fake pictures of a dead OBL
They need to show those photos. Of course bammy and his bunch will play this out for a while.
What rubbish. They can release the photos with a warning about their grisly nature. But these photos are essential to bringing closure to the world about OBL’s fate.
Obama needs to understand that his credibility is always suspect, and that failure to provide these photos will always encourage speculation — particularly among global jihadists — that the US is playing tricks.
Quit wasting time and release them. We are all grown up, idiots.
Why are they even thinking about it?? Release the damn pictures. Such a bunch of as******.
Well, then that's enough for me. /sarc.
Supposedly Obama ordered to stop the bombing of said compound since March, so we can bring home evidence.
How does that jive with the current coy action?
I believe they cleaned the boys up first. Nevertheless, we were denied nothing by the Bush administration.
Pretty sure Osama's hut was the target of that Chinese missile that was launched near Catalina.:)
Hell, you already splattered his brains all over his fine a$$ bedroom set.
Hell, you’ve already thrown his body in the sea to be chum. Hopefully some swabbie threw in a pork chop for good measure.
What are they afraid of?
Enflaming the “Arab Street”?
ODERINT DUM METUANT
(Let them hate so long as they fear.)
Most of us saw some pretty gruesome photographs after 911. I think we can handle it.
Bush kept the people informed every step of the way. Obama plays games.
As someone else posted on another thread elsewhere, I too find it strange how when Saddam was found, there were pics galore of his hiding place and capture, all the way up to a video of his hanging.
But with Osama, only Obama has the picture? That’s too odd for me...
What the HECK does his height have to do with it?? What am I missing?
Why is there a debate??
The age of the internet does not allow for keeping this stuff under the rug.
No photos leads to suspicion, speculation, and then conspiracy.
The “A-rab Street” will no doubt jump at the opportunity to call our bluff with bluster. People at home will then wonder what is the deal, and then all heck breaks loose.
Any presented evidence for his death will simply be taken as confirmation that the conspiracy goes even deeper than originally thought.
Hey we do have to respect the presidents religion after all.
I would have liked to see the body. Pictures, especially digital pictures, aren’t enough. Now I didn’t personally know Osama, but how many tall bearded Arab guys with big noses, wearing white robes, and escorted by armed men, have we already killed?
release the photos of the islamic ceremony will they seeing as obama was more intent on granting islamic law to UBL.
that makes my frigging blood boil, oabma gives him a muslims send off while American bodies lay their rotting
They can release the out takes from the moon landing too.
Last night FOX said it had pictures but wouldn’t be releasing them because of the gruesomeness. But that was shortly before they came out and said the picture on the web was a fake so I suspect FOX had that picture and not the real deal. IIRC, Hussein’s sons had been cleaned up a bit so they would be more recognizable. It’s possible pictures were taken of OBL after his religious washing in preps for the sea dumping. However, with this administration, I take everything with a 5 pound bag of salt.
OBL was the ONLY muslim who was 6'4"!!!!!!
Didn't you know that?!
There is a photo of the dead Osama on www.blogdelnarco.com now. It sure looks like him with a bullet through the left eye. The text is in Spanish.
It is unusual to b e that tall in certain parts of the world. I read he was shot above the left eye, and brains are visible.
Sounds like the head shot will suffice
Would you really believe faked pictures of a faked death released by a fake president?
It’s all a big ruse to give Obama political cover and give Osama, if he is still alive, cover from being pursued by US forces.
For all we know, Osama could be living large on an Obama family compound in Kenya, Indonesia or even Hawaii.
Based upon the the conspiracy nuts here and elsewhere I say release them. And no .PDF copies.
Being a sissy pregnant girl I sure do not want to see them. But I want everyone ELSE (not kids) to see them! I want you of strong constitutions to all become convinced it’s true, and tell me! Show the pics but show them carefully. Graphic warnings, etc.
It's amazing what some people will believe a government is capable of doing, even after they've visited the cluster-f**k that is ANY US post office. It's positively the definition of cognitive dissonance.
Thanks for that comma.
I saw that photo on Gateway pundit last week. It is shopped
That is the 8 mo old photoshopped photo.
The whole thing smelled fishy last night when within minutes of the press announcement there were thousands of young males in front of the White House, complete with flags and posters.
Slams head on keyboard. ;)
Still wondering what it has to do w/the RELEASE of the photo... But hey.
WAIT! I GOT IT! The Seals were to hold the body UP for said picture and we have no Seals over 6’!
Obama is only 6’1”. 3 inches less muslim than Osama.
Do you think I enjoy being a conspiracy nut? Release the damn photos.