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President Obama WILL NOT Release Death Photo

5/4/2011 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama has now decided he will NOT release the ultra-gory photos of Osama bin Laden's bloody, bullet-ridden face to the public.

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The news comes in the wake of reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton had advised Obama about concerns that releasing a photograph could prompt a backlash against the U.S.

Obama told "60 Minutes" ... "The risks of release outweigh the benefits" ... adding, "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."

Obama continued, "Imagine how the American people would react if al-Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet."

"Osama bin Laden is not a trophy -- he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until al-Qaida has been eliminated."


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106.

Home Skillet    

GO BUZZNOTES, GO!!! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

1179 days ago
107.

CrisDizzle    

Donald Trump wants to see Osama bin Laden's death certificate OBAMA!

1179 days ago
108.

Italia    

TO: chris who wrote:
“HEY DUMB.AZZ … Next time you run for office, don’t count on my vote....AZZ-HOLE”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Enough of the sweet talk Chris. If you want to see some horror flicks, why not write to your beloved idiots George W. Bush and ****ey Cheney who, after 8 years, couldn’t even catch a mouse? I’m sure they have plenty of torture flicks around somewhere they can share with you to satisfy your taste for horror.

In the meantime, stay away from voting booths before you make a mistake and vote for dumbos who refer to the American Economy as “fuzzy numbers.”

BTW, have you ever tried “insulting” people into doing what you want them to do?

Wacko.

1179 days ago
109.

becky    

livereater
is this a surprise? obama wouldn't release his own birth certificate for 3 years until trump hounded him.

osama's death photos should be released just like we released the pictures on 9/11 of people jumping to their own deaths from the wtc

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Obama released his birth certificate for the simple fact that there are greater issues and he didn't want another year of everything the GOP has to talk about is that... Like that birth certificate (which has been out before he even ran) is more important to you people then the war or economy. Focus its not that hard.

And, if releasing that photo is going to bring great harm to us here at home or at the front of the war and put our great service men and women at risk... Then no... we don't need to see it.

And, for those complaining they shot an unarmed man... go to he**!! 3000 people on 9/11 was not armed and had no choice.

1179 days ago
110.

marlena    

Okay, I get them not wanting to release the "hory" one, but what about at least ONE of the THREE batches? They are hiding something..... they showed Saddam, and McVeigh, show Laden..its part of being a DEAD terrorist! Id love to see him with his head blown off, that would be awesome. The only good terrorist, is a dead terrorist

1179 days ago
111.

Home Skillet    

psycho less than a minute ago
I remember when those maggots cut the head off of Nick Berg with a rusty knife and had no problem sending out the video and then just letting the body rot. The only way to get rid of these s***bags is to treat them the same way back. All of this political correctness is insane. Now Indians are crying about the codename Geronimo. Really?? Get over it people!
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I agree with your comment about Geronimo - they need to get over it. Period. However, we do not need to stoop to the terrorists s***my level by doing what they would and releasing pictures just for shock or gore value. It's stupid.

1179 days ago
112.

megan    

i understand his reasoning and frankly, i don't care to see it. i don't need proof that he's dead, i just want the troops to come home. it was disheartening to read "until al-qaida has been eliminated". why does he think that's ever going to happen? terrorists will always exist somewhere under a different name. we can not afford the lives or money spent on an endless war. KEEP YOUR PHOTO, GIVE US OUR LIBERTY AND TROOPS!

1179 days ago
113.

Denny Hutton    

Not releasing a photo yet claiming to have killed Osama bin Laden is a good thing...in time the world will have to accept it as the truth...it's a weird way to maintain integrity, but where does it end? Do we really want to "prove" we did it? Our word must be taken...

1179 days ago
114.

leesha1220    

i don't think they should show it. it could cause another attack.

1179 days ago
115.

CrisDizzle    

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:
Show photos or say goodbye to being re-elected in 2012!!

1179 days ago
116.

Italia    


TO: buzznotes who wrote:
"Obama accomplished a huge and important mission...Bin Laden is DEAD! Anyone who needs to see a photo to prove he is dead, is no doubt out there still looking around for Elvis as well. It is more important that Obama considers the political impact and negative effects it could provoke with other countries, rather than satisfying a minority of gore-seeking Americans. Obama made an upstanding and respectful decision."

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BEST POST!

1179 days ago
117.

Franken Berry - Male Prostitute & Malfeasant Derelict    

I'm not surprised the Prez won't reveal the pic(s), because there's NO Osama -- it's all staged. Osama's been dead for the past 9 yrs. due to having kidney disease.

And yet no one has mentioned the fact that the FBI confiscated video after a (commercial) plane [supposedly] flew into the Pentagon.

-Why weren't passenger bodies/luggage/seats,...etc. from the plane's wreckage found and recovered?

-Where's the other video footage from the 80+ surveillance cameras -- area gas stations, hotels, the Virginia DOT, convenience stores, eateries, the Pentagon itself,... -- showing this mysterious plane actually hitting the Pentagon?

-Why hasn't these videos been released to the media-public?

-And what about Building 7 -- the Solomon Brothers Building caving in on itself without anything hitting it: How could a 47-story building, which happened to be one of the most well-constructed mixed-used office towers in ALL of Manhattan, cave in on itself and collapse at free-fall speed?

It clearly looks as if Building 7 was the work of controlled demolition. And if that's the case, that would require days, if not weeks, of preparation to bring a building down of that size -- 47-stories. That would also require explosives/ballistics to have already been meticulously & methodically placed inside Building 7 long before September 11 -- and subsequently precipitated its collapse per detonation.

Even if you're convictions are adamant in asserting that Osama/Al-CIAda were the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, you'd have a hard time explaining the actions of our benevolent govt. that occurred during and after 9/11.

What about the fact that the 9/11 Commission, who was a contingent put together to investigate 9/11, was given little financial resources to work with. Strangely enough, $40 million was allocated/spent on the investigation into Whitewater & Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky's tryst in the oval office. Only $15 million was allocated for 9/11, where close to 3,000 people died.

1179 days ago
118.

Larry    

Well here's one of the death photo's
http://www.1vivid.com/1304441819034.jpg

1179 days ago
119.

MiMi    

well....gee, Americans had to see the heads cut off of Danial Pearl and others...We've had to see our service men dragged dead thru the streets of Somalia; hanging from bridges in Iraq. I don't know why O thinks he knows better than me; that I'm to stupid to decide on my own what to look at and what not to look at. For all I know this is another political stunt.; UBL could very well still be alive. Oh and let's not forget the pictures of Abu Ghraib. O and his liberal friends couldn't wait to release those pictures; they didn't give a rat's patoot about the safety of Americans or our soldiers.

1179 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Being as our tax dollors paid for this shouldnt we have a vote on it.....
so what if the senate and house have seen the photos..I have no trust in anything they say

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