May 4th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
4 years ago

BREAKING: President Obama will not release bin Laden photos

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has made the decision not to release any of the photographs of "the deceased Osama bin Laden," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.

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  1. Philipar

    Here comes the conspiracy theorists....

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. mathew

    He wiil be released this photos before the election

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Dante

    The White House is now looking for someone very proficient with Photoshop before any photos are released.

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Conspiracy

    Guess the whole thing never happened.

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. steve

    Now its time to bring ALL our troops home! , cease ALL new citizen appliations, deport ALL illeagle ailians , stop ALL forign aid, keep the money in the U.S.A. and START taking care of our OWN citizens! p.s. Term limits for All elected offices!!

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Claire

    I respect this decision.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    United States citizens need to rise up and against our own government like Libya and other countries around the world and take a stand against our government and let them know enough is enough. Our Government releases statments with what happened in the Osama situation then Pakistan says something that contradicts what our governmet said then our goverment releases another corrected statment. The citizens of this country are in the dark about everything. Our government creates its own conspiracies. It will continue until we take a stand.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I guess the longer we are distracted by this maybe the Obama administration is hoping we don't notice $5/gallon gasoline, our food bill doubling, the lack of jobs, the massive debt, etc.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. tim

    show the photos!

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  10. SupremeAmerican

    Oh come on. Tell me obama, do you know how the human being procreates? Is that any less graphic?

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Rick Calvert

    Another wise and calculated decision by our POTUS.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Chris

    Great...now the birther crowd and tin-foil hat wearers will have a new "truth movement". I foresee an Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura documentary coming soon.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. GD

    Big claims, little proof...not good...

    Also, such a quick disposal of the body seems odd

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  14. Scooterish

    Yay – no photos!

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. Stefan

    Well I can't help but now feel like we didn't kill him. My guess is that he died years ago, and this entire farce of an operation was setup and pulled off for whatever political motivation the US government has for it.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. Bradd

    Good. It would become a tool to incite anger against the United States, and with minimal value to us - "proof" like that can easily be faked with Photoshop anyway.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. Turbi Turabin

    He SHOULD release the photos

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. Tony

    I, like more than half the nation and world for that matter want proof of Bin Ladens death. Simply taking the Presidents word for it is NOT good enough. I pray some other allied world leader demads the proof as well, maybe then satisfaction will come for everyone.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. Ted

    So much for transparency! I believe we have a right to proof on this monster's death. We are entitled to that proof.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. Jeff

    Horrible News

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Rob Winkler

    As a military veteran & airline employee of one of the airlines attacked. Obama needs to release the photos. The American people want it for closure.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  22. Guest

    Then they're lying... enough said.....obama is just trying to gain popularity for the elections next year....

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  23. Blake Johnson

    Why can't they show them? Yall keep screwing up more and more Mr. President and company, every second your turning more believers into thinkers, soon enough we will become smart enough. It just a matter of time, tick tock Obama tick tock.

    May 4, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  24. David

    Let the coverup and conspiracy theories begin, this is an ill-founded decision that clouds an otherwise stellar effort to bring the criminal OBL to justice.

    May 4, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  25. truthbtold

    So I guess by not releasing the photos – this will result in no terrorist attacks against America? Yeah, right! We didn't do anything in the first place to cause terror attacks against us. These photos will only provide closure to the ctizens and victims. They will have no effect upon preventing retaliation. They attack and kill in their own country. Their is no rationale invlolved, other than ours.

    May 4, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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