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. Larry

    oh great...first the Birthers, not the Deathers will come out of the woodwork. Mr O, just release the pix and get this nightmare over with before it starts. Have you learned nothing?

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Jon

    Huh. Has entirely decided, then? Interesting. Sorry, mob – guess you'll have to get your blood and guts elsewhere.

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Mr.

    If I do not see proof that this is real I will not be voting for you in 2012 sir. You have left doubt in the minds of many wich is worng especially in this day and age where people do not believe anything that the government has to say anymore.

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Virginian

    With all of the cover-ups surrounding his alleged birth certificate, you'd think NObama would want to assure America that he is, indeed, trustworthy in this instance.

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  5. PhillyJoe

    Liten, I understand why they don't want to release it but if they dont release it they fuel conspiricy theorists for the next 50 years. Just do it, if you dont wanna see it dont look at it. And realisticly unless there is evidence its hard to take the word of the goverment

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Hard to believe this as happened without proof. We, as the United States of America, deserve some sort of proof that this demon has been terminated........

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. demands

    Perhaps the President should remember who he works for.

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. Bob H

    Uh – let's put that to a vote of the people. Why should we as citizens – who have beared such great loss of national treasure be denied proof of the demise of someone who has been declared dead so many times over the years. We demand verfication as witnesses to human history. In God we trust – all others must verify!!!

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Larry

    oh great...first the Birthers, NOW the Deathers will come out of the woodwork. Mr O, just release the pix and get this nightmare over with before it starts. Have you learned nothing?

    May 4, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Deborah

    I believe he wont show them b/c he got the wrong man.......maybe he is just looking for brownie points for his next election!Not from me!!!! How do you throw a body over board in the middle of the ocean,when there are milions of American waiting on proof?I believe its all a hoaks!Why give him a proper burial?He did not think twice how our military or 911 families were layed to rest!(bin)laden)

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. JR

    I personally think we shouldnt. What does releasing of the photo do to our standing relations around the world? Does it create more jobs here in America? Does gas prices go down? Why would we give light to the same radicals around the world who are plotting to destroy our country and troops at this very moment? Good job Mr. President in not caving to the pressure....now lets fix this economy. UBL is DEAD PEOPLE...whether he died 2,4,6,8, 10 years ago he is DEAD. How do we know this?? Because he isnt putting out any tapes to rebute the fact he isnt!!!

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. nathan

    Gee whiz like I'm
    So surprise by his
    Decision. It is all
    Politics. Nothing
    More and nothing less

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Unknown

    Surprise, Surprise!! First they "bury him at sea" and now no evidence at all. We are suppose to just believe what they say because they never lied to us before, YEA RIGHT!!!!

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. fas

    Obama....1 Muslim respecting another....sad

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. JJ Luis

    Since the gov is known for lying and there is no proof, then it's all a lie in my book.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. Steve

    That's a shame! Shame on the Administration. American's, especially us New Yorker's, are justified and have every right, to see these photos. It's robbing us of so much and no closure. Who cares if it's going to upset them? They weren't conserned when they had upset us by killing our people. Poor excuse Obama! Shame on you!

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  17. Rawr

    Pictures or it never happened...

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. TheBroker

    What a moron.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. Namerj

    Good call, We caught him, he's Dead. On to the next. We can't and shouldn't let our emotions rule this issue, that's when mistakes are made. And if he is alive let him prove it

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. steve

    Wikileaks. I'll give it two months.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. Taylor

    I agree with this decision. We don't need to question every decision the President makes and then ask him to provide documentation. The photo is reportedly very graphic, so why release it? The man everyone wanted dead is dead. We don't need a picture to prove that.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. American Citizen

    And I've decided not to vote for him again. We're even Mister President.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  23. Apurva

    I actually agree with President Obama on this one completely. I can't see anything positive coming from this. People who don't believe that he Osama dead will still not believe that he is dead and make claims that the pictures are fake or doctored. Nothing good can come from releasing the pictures.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  24. Marsha

    We saw the bodies of our murdered people so I encourage our Administration to let us have our right to see that killer but one thing from the look that President Obama and Senator Clinton when they viewed the mission its not a picture. God Bless the Navy Seals and God Bless America.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  25. Kat

    Why not? Just want some more proof. I believe he is dead. I know it will be gruesome but I just want to see that idiots dead picture. Come on Obama don't you want to put the conspericy theorists to rest?

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
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