By Tom Quiner
President Obama has announced that he is not going to release photos of the gravely wounded Osama Bin Laden.
Reports indicate that they are graphic and gruesome. I support the President and trust his judgement on this call.
Sarah Palin is taking the President to task on this issue on Twitter:
“Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission.”
I think a one decade pursuit of Mr. Bin Laden sufficiently reveals American resolve.
House Speaker, John Boehner, supports the President as does New York Congressman, Peter King, who is the Republican Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee:
“I understand the president’s decision and will not oppose it. While I have said that a photo release may be a good way to combat the predictable conspiracy theories about bin Laden’s death, this is a decision for the president to make, and I respect his decision.”
Let’s face it, conspiracy theories will abound whatever decision President Obama makes. Some will say the photos are faked. There are already fake photos of a bloodied Bin Laden on the web.
Let’s not unnecessarily titillate the masses with gore. The American culture already gets enough of it from Hollywood.