Posted by Warren Peterson on May 7, 2011
President Obama has decided not to release the pictures of the late Osama bin Laden. Apparently he feels they are so gruesome, one round above OBL’s right eye and another in his abdomen, that they might make him a martyr. Unfortunately, not showing them only fires the imagination of the conspiracy theory types. According to one wag, the “Deathers” are already demanding the long form of his death certificate.
There is a compromise. Credit my wife for this idea. Show the photos to any of the 9-11 families who wish to see them. They could certify OBL’s demise – no martyrdom, no conspiracy.