President Obama and national security officials are thinking about releasing a photo of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse today, per officials.
The White House has DNA evidence and photographs proving that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and is deciding whether to release them, along with video of Bin Laden’s burial at sea.
Senior lawmakers want photos of Bin Laden’s corpse released to quiet skeptics in the Arab world, and then there are conspiracy theorists in the U.S.
“They’ll have to make that judgment- there are some who are talking about confirmation. Perhaps this will provide it in some parts of the world,” Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state. “There’s really no reason to doubt that Osama Bin Laden is killed and now that chapter is behind us and he’s been buried at sea. I don’t think there’s any reason to doubt that.”
“The death of Osama Bin Laden brings an important chapter to a close. Al Qaeda still has Ayman al-Zawahiri, number 2 in command, I assume now the number one in command,” Condoleezza Rice continued. “We know that they try everyday to plot and plan to kill us and so we can’t lose focus and vigilance of the continuing terrorist presence- it’s also important that Afghanistan not go back to failed state status which after all led to the kind of territorial integrity where Al Qaeda could plot and plan 9/11.”