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White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Ladenís Corpse
ABC News ^ | 5-2-11 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 05/02/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT by Justaham

The Obama administration has photographs of Osama bin Laden’s dead body and officials are debating what to do with them and whether they should be released to the public, officials tell ABC News.

“There’s no doubt it’s him,” says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”.

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: they’re 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 Hussein’s dead sons Uday and Qusay Hussain but not until after they’d been touched up by a mortician, making them look not quite real.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: foia; osama; osamabinladen; osamaphotos; transparency
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1 posted on 05/02/2011 11:30:46 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

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.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 11:32:52 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Justaham

It’s hard to release what doesn’t exist.


3 posted on 05/02/2011 11:33:01 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (Show me the body!!!)
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To: Justaham

Osama has probably shrunk a bit...and I think it was at night. He would be 6-3 at the most.


4 posted on 05/02/2011 11:33:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Justaham

Show the pictures.


5 posted on 05/02/2011 11:33:31 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Justaham

I remember the Uday and Qusay pics were released to show proof.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: Justaham

They’re being photoshopped by the same person who did the birth certificate.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 11:34:29 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (Show me the body!!!)
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To: Justaham

We may go from Obama Birthers, to Osama Deathers.


8 posted on 05/02/2011 11:34:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Justaham

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


9 posted on 05/02/2011 11:34:35 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton (Texan Pride)
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To: Justaham

They need to show those photos. Of course bammy and his bunch will play this out for a while.


10 posted on 05/02/2011 11:34:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Justaham

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.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 11:34:57 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: Justaham

Quit wasting time and release them. We are all grown up, idiots.


12 posted on 05/02/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Justaham

Why are they even thinking about it?? Release the damn pictures. Such a bunch of as******.


13 posted on 05/02/2011 11:37:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Justaham
“There’s no doubt it’s him,” says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”.

Well, then that's enough for me. /sarc.

14 posted on 05/02/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Justaham

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?


15 posted on 05/02/2011 11:37:45 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sybeck1

I believe they cleaned the boys up first. Nevertheless, we were denied nothing by the Bush administration.


16 posted on 05/02/2011 11:38:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AU72
We may go from Obama Birthers, to Osama Deathers.

Pretty sure Osama's hut was the target of that Chinese missile that was launched near Catalina.:)

17 posted on 05/02/2011 11:38:26 AM PDT by IamConservative (Political power; the most evil thing devised by man. It corrupts morals and judgment.)
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To: Justaham

WTF!

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”?

Who Cares!

ODERINT DUM METUANT
(Let them hate so long as they fear.)


18 posted on 05/02/2011 11:38:47 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: mojito
Yep, my son just called me from long distant saying the same thing...He's the type that needs the evidence in front of him before he believes it. He says it's very suspicious that they rid of the body quickly without showing the body to the world the way they showed Saddam Hussein!
19 posted on 05/02/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Justaham

Most of us saw some pretty gruesome photographs after 911. I think we can handle it.


20 posted on 05/02/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT by keat
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To: Justaham

TTIWWP!


21 posted on 05/02/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Sybeck1

Bush kept the people informed every step of the way. Obama plays games.


22 posted on 05/02/2011 11:40:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Justaham

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...


23 posted on 05/02/2011 11:41:25 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Justaham
says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”.

What the HECK does his height have to do with it?? What am I missing?

24 posted on 05/02/2011 11:42:30 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Justaham

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.


25 posted on 05/02/2011 11:42:30 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Justaham
For some people, no proof is sufficient.

Any presented evidence for his death will simply be taken as confirmation that the conspiracy goes even deeper than originally thought.

26 posted on 05/02/2011 11:42:53 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: RoseofTexas

Hey we do have to respect the presidents religion after all.


27 posted on 05/02/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW2 now?)
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28 posted on 05/02/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Justaham

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?


29 posted on 05/02/2011 11:44:14 AM PDT by etcetera ("Jihad Is Compulsory." Mohammed)
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To: Justaham

How convenient.


30 posted on 05/02/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Justaham

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


31 posted on 05/02/2011 11:44:46 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Lucky9teen
By withholding information, Obama and his team can drag out the story of Osama’s death into the summer.
32 posted on 05/02/2011 11:44:55 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Justaham

They can release the out takes from the moon landing too.


33 posted on 05/02/2011 11:45:15 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Maceman

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.


34 posted on 05/02/2011 11:45:24 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Brad's Gramma
What the HECK does his height have to do with it?? What am I missing?

OBL was the ONLY muslim who was 6'4"!!!!!!

Didn't you know that?!

/sarc

35 posted on 05/02/2011 11:45:38 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Justaham

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.


36 posted on 05/02/2011 11:45:38 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Brad's Gramma

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.


37 posted on 05/02/2011 11:45:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”. What the HECK does his height have to do with it?? What am I missing?

Sounds like the head shot will suffice

38 posted on 05/02/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Justaham
Google Maps - This is Where Osama Was Hiding
39 posted on 05/02/2011 11:46:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


40 posted on 05/02/2011 11:46:57 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton (Texan Pride)
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To: Justaham

Based upon the the conspiracy nuts here and elsewhere I say release them. And no .PDF copies.


41 posted on 05/02/2011 11:47:47 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: Justaham

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.


42 posted on 05/02/2011 11:48:08 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: marshmallow
"Any presented evidence for his death will simply be taken as confirmation that the conspiracy goes even deeper than originally thought. "

Bingo.

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.

43 posted on 05/02/2011 11:49:23 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: indylindy

Thanks for that comma.


44 posted on 05/02/2011 11:49:36 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: forgotten man

I saw that photo on Gateway pundit last week. It is shopped


45 posted on 05/02/2011 11:49:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: forgotten man

That is the 8 mo old photoshopped photo.


46 posted on 05/02/2011 11:50:30 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Lucky9teen
But with Osama, only Obama has the picture? That’s too odd for me...

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.

47 posted on 05/02/2011 11:50:42 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Erik Latranyi

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’!

/HEAVY sarcasm


48 posted on 05/02/2011 11:51:36 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Obama is only 6’1”. 3 inches less muslim than Osama.


49 posted on 05/02/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: McGruff

Do you think I enjoy being a conspiracy nut? Release the damn photos.


50 posted on 05/02/2011 11:52:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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