Obama will not release photo of bin Laden
Wed, 04 May 2011 17:44:40 GMT —
President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.
Obama made the remarks during an interview Wednesday with CBS' "60 Minutes."
The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound early Monday. However, officials had cautioned that the photo was gruesome and could be inflammatory.
This comes after much debate within the highest levels of government and among the general population.
South Carolina's U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham weighed in earlier this week suggesting that the images should be released.
U.S. forces stormed the compound in Pakistan where bin Laden was
hiding, then shot and killed the al-Qaida leader.