Obama: Bin Laden Photos Won’t Be Released


obama-bin-ladenIn an interview with CBS News correspondent Steve Kroft for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes”, President Barack Obama says he won’t release the Osama bin Laden images taken to prove his death.

It’s been a key issue for Obama and one that has caused controversy and debate around the U.S. and the world.

Releasing the images could dispel doubts that bin Laden is indeed dead. The worry, though, is that it would feed anti-U.S. sentiment.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., among the lawmakers who had the images described to him, played down concerns. “They’re not going to scare people off,” he said. “Nothing more than you’d expect with a person with a bullet in his head.”

The White House confirms two sets of bin Laden pictures, graphically showing a gunshot to the head, do exist.

Meanwhile, people at Ground Zero joined in the photo debate.

“Personally, I think they should release the photo and put it to rest,” Vincent Merry of Crown Heights told CBS 2′s Scott Rapoport.
“I think people want to see them,” one woman said.

Obama is scheduled to visit Ground Zero on Thursday to mark the end to one of history’s most intense manhunts and to remember anew the victims 9/11.

{Agencies/AP/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. I hate to break it to you, but Obama knows the public is too smart to fall for fake photoshopped pictures. We have been scammed again

  2. #1,
    Thank you for providing proof that there is no point in using pictures to convince people that Osama is dead. Even without seeing them you claim they are “fake photoshopped” there is no convincing conspiracy theorists like you. Video evidence (eg moon landing) couldnt disuade your types.
    Thank you for proving to all how futile releasing the pictures would be in regard to alleveating any doubts.
    (Incidently my money isbetting that you were one of those loons calling for the birth certificate to be released and then when (the long form version) was released, as per your request, you said was an obvious fake. Am i ritght?)

  3. No one will believe obama. He lost all crdibility after he released a phony birth certificate.

    That birth certificate is as real as obamas campaign promises.