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Monday, May 2, 2011

White House Officials Debate Releasing Photographs of Bin Laden’s Corpse -- They're debating releasing evidence? Will it even be authentic?

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. (read more)

If you click the "read more" link, you'll find this reader's comment at the bottom of the article, which we feel sums up the situation:

Eric said:

"Let me get this straight: the whole world has been hunting for a mass murderer, a criminal mastermind, the worst human being since Hitler, for ten freaking years... and the USA threw away the body after a few hours.

The body is the only true evidence that OBL is dead, and you don't even wait a day to let an independent authority examine your evidence?

YOU JUST THROW AWAY YOUR PROOF??

How could anyone in the US gov't or military authorize that and not expect there to be claims of conspiracy and cover-up?

This is completely unbelievable!"

We at The Coming Crisis couldn't agree more.