Osama Bin Laden death photos will not be released – The photos that were seen by Congress were fabrications. The President told 60 minutes that he saw the actual photographs. Here are photos obtained by Reuters that are very graphic.
CIA boss Leon Panetta said Tuesday night that the Osama Bin Laden death photos – which the White House labeled “gruesome” – will be released.
“We got Bin Laden, and I think we have to reveal to the rest of the world the fact that we were able to get him and kill him,” Panetta said.
The government reportedly has three sets of photos of Bin Laden’s body, with the clearest shots showing a gaping bullet wound in his forehead.
At a briefing on Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said officials were debating whether to make pictures public.
“There are sensitivities here in terms of the appropriateness of releasing photographs in the aftermath of this firefight,” Carney said.
“It is fair to say they’re gruesome photographs,” he warned. “It is certainly possible that it could be inflammatory.”
A debate was brewing over whether bloody snapshots or video of Bin Laden being slid into the sea would appease conspiracy theorists or incite radicals.
Panetta told the “NBC Nightly News” it’s just a matter of time before Americans see proof of the terror boss’ death.
“The government obviously has been talking about how best to do this,” he said. “I don’t think there was any question that ultimately a photograph would be presented to the public.
If you are seeing this photo on the net, it is fake
The Administration has NOT released a photo at this time