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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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