Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Not Releasing Bin Laden Photo

Obama won't release bin Laden photos

I still haven't decided if this is a good thing or not.

On one hand, if the photos are released, it would just give ammo to terrorists. On the other hand, if we don't, it would just give ammo to terrorists. Claims that Osama is dead will always be met with claims he is still alive.

That said, Osama's daughter confirms her father shot dead by US Special Forces in Pakistan. Now only a real conspiracy nut would argue against that eye-witness.

Releasing a gruesome photo would only titillate some and antagonize the rest. Not releasing any photo does the same. In a damned if you do, damned if you don't, what do you do?

At the end of the day, if the reports of the "treasure trove" of information the Seals captured during their attack are true then so are two things, Osama is dead and it should be the beginning of the end of Al Qaeda.


  1. Surely someone else has already pointed this out but just in case-- in the second link, about Osama's daughter, you've got a typo!

  2. Wouldn't be the first time. Thanks though.