I think osama and his crew are calculating something very different.
I do believe they are afraid of muslims and want to keep from offending them by having big daddy osama, the jihad master, on display, to some degree.
But more importantly.
I think they might want to let the conspiracy regarding osama's death broil up in this nation (not unlike uhbama's lack of a paper history) until all conservatives can be labeled fully, and THEN release the picture (perhaps a a leak) right befor the election to enhance that freaks chances of partying four more years on our dime.
The WH messed this up. What they should have done was release the pics the same time as Obama spoke Sunday night. It would have all died down by now. Now, it has a life all its own.
BTW..it's no big deal..you can turn on CSI, or any of a dozen similar forensic themed shows, and see far worse, more gruesome stuff every day.
Anyways, if the WH doesn't release them..they'll all be on WikiLeaks in a few days..