Even more details on the OBL photos
May 3rd, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Even more details on the OBL photos

From CNN’s National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin

A Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

1. Photos of OBLs body at a hangar after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.


Topics: Osama Bin Laden • The Buzz

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  1. Ryan

    I've already seen this photo floating around online...matches the description of the wounds they describe too.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:27 am |
    • Mickey

      What you saw was a fake. The real photos had not been released.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • Mike

        You're not going to see a real photo because none of this really happened it's all a big fraud, why do you think they offered up a fake photo already, because they thought you were just that stupid. No they have to go off and make a new fake and see if you'll bite at that. It's all fake, he's been dead for years, do the research.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
      • stejo

        Oh Mike, isn't it about time for your shift at the hangar in Area 51?

        May 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
      • Alan

        It's all a fake, 9/11 never happened, do the research. (Makes about as much sense as anything else I've seen written on this thread.)

        May 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
      • RGeneration

        @Mike: Well, at least you admit he's dead. For a moment I thought you were gonna pull a Trump on us.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
      • alex

        If this is a hoax, then will Osama Bin Laden please stand up! And tell us that he really isn't dead

        May 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
      • Anna M.

        I don't need a photo to know this cat's dead. Listen all you crazies out there, no American President would lie about killing Osama bin Laden because Osama could easily surface, laughing hysterically at the stupid Americans and that president would go down in history as the biggest liar, the biggest loser and insanely stupid. Why can't people use simple logic anymore?

        May 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
      • Tman

        stejo: LOL well said

        May 3, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
      • Chris M

        Hey Mike...your tin-foil hat must have a leak. Better go for another layer.

        May 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
      • et

        'Dude time to move out of your parents basement and get a job.

        May 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
      • Bill Duke

        Mike has obviously been brain dead for years.

        May 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
      • Mike

        Yeah, he's been dead since 2001 in Tora Borra, right??? I might consider the possibility if you could give me one valid reason why the US would want to cover up something of this magnitude. Furthermore, you REALLY believe that George W. of all people would keep this under wraps and not take credit for it. People are really starting to scare me.

        May 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
      • faulkner

        so are they going to show a real photo? what's the problem with doing it? they showed us saddam's dead sons ... and we americans certainly have no problem looking at, glorifying, and celebrating violence ... so let's see it ...

        May 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
      • conspiracy nut

        It's all a fraud. OBL can't surface because he's been dead for year. Read all the news reports from back in the late 1990's and early 2000's. OBL was seriously ill with kidney failure. He needed weekly dialysis at a hospital back then. Now we're to expect he survived years in a cave and then a private home just down the street from a police station and military academy? Abbottabad used to be the home base of the CIA and MI6 during the Soviet-Afghan War. Do you seriously believe OBL would choose that area as a hideout? A 6-5 Arab walking around and he didn't even bother to shave his beard to disguise himself?

        May 4, 2011 at 12:10 am |
      • OsamaBinHidin

        Chances are that the claim he's dead is a cover story and he's being waterboarded right now and singing like a canary.

        May 4, 2011 at 1:51 am |
      • Remember?

        I'm not saying the dude isn't dead, but at the same time – why is everyone so quick to accept this as fact just because a group of people said so. It is quite possible for the gov't to lie. Did everyone forget what happened to Pat Tillman? If you remember, the military's story was that he died in combat. It wasn't til his family pushed hard through different media outlets that they were forced to reveal that he died from friendly fire. As much as it's inconvenient to believe it, groups of people are capable and willing to lie when it comes to gaining power. There's no better example than the bootleggers of the 1920's. It seems as though the public perception is that politicians and lawyers are liars, until they get into office.

        May 4, 2011 at 2:29 am |
      • ILoveObama4Life

        LOL so many sheeple here. Funny how someone raises legit questions and so many of you BAHH BAAHH SHEEPLE tear them apart.

        Oh damn right ill go back to wearing my tin foil hat while you sip you're fluoride and eugenics

        BRAVO SHEEPLE DUMBER THAN A BOX O ROOCKS

        May 4, 2011 at 4:26 am |
      • Logician

        Anna, I believe you are the one failing to use basic logic. Of course they would never declare bin Laden dead if they did not know he was dead, for fear of the real bin Laden making appearance some day. However, there are still many other possibilities, for example that he has been dead for quite some time and that they have kept this a secret - simply waiting for the right time to make the announcement, say, just as Obama is kicking off his re-election bid. It's also possible that they captured him in this raid and are torturing him in a secret location.

        In either case, the fact that they so hastily dumped the body in the ocean (within three hours of allegedly killing him) should make anyone with basic logic skills question their story. It doesn't make the slightest bit of sense that they would dispose of the body before allowing any outside observers the chance to take a look at it - unless of course, they are covering something up or fabricating the entire story.

        It wouldn't be the first time by the way. Remember Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman? The Pentagon concocted these utterly ridiculous stories and everyone went along with it... they know that the media will repeat whatever they say and the American people will believe anything.

        May 4, 2011 at 4:55 am |
      • Shea

        Mike, Osama is dead. I bet you also believe that 9/11 was a governmental conspiracy, too. The fact is, he's dead, gone, probably in the belly of a shark or several fish.

        Stejo and et....LOL XD

        May 4, 2011 at 10:13 am |
      • jes2

        Anna M said "I don't need a photo to know this cat's dead. Listen all you crazies out there, no American President would lie about killing Osama bin Laden because Osama could easily surface, laughing hysterically at the stupid Americans and that president would go down in history as the biggest liar, the biggest loser and insanely stupid. Why can't people use simple logic anymore?"

        Anna , I agree with you, simply because Obama WILL "go down in history as the biggest liar, the biggest loser and insanely stupid". Since Obama has already secured this position, why waste the time to do it again?

        May 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
      • stewiejr

        @Anna M. Right. He wouldn't lie. Just like no president would lie about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Or say they aren't listening to phone conversations only to have it come out they made a deal with telecom companies to do just that. Or would a president tell you he's going to close Guantanamo Bay and then not. Or overturn the patriot act and then not. Or pull out of Iraq and then not. Thanks for applying your logic for us.

        May 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
      • JAMMER

        Mike
        You mean like GW keeping the secret of the 550 Metric Tons of Yellow Cake uranium shipped from Iraq in 2008. That the US military uncovered in 2003-2004. If they openly talked about the Terrorists would of come after it for Dirty Bombs. You can even see the UN freak out at the news. Yet little news coverage other than hidden stories here and there. http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/07/iraq.uranium/index.html?iref=allsearch

        May 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
      • Derf

        First off, Mike (the "none of this really happened" one) didn't say that OBL wasn't dead...just that he'd been dead for years. The answer to the question 'why would GWB sit silent on this?' is that it would be in his best interest (or those who benefit from it) to end the 'war on terror'. And to address the issue, 'would our gov't and/or prez lie to the ppl?', i'll simply remind readers of the countless OBL videos that our gov't has released to the public only to be later proven to be fakes. As to the claim that OBL 'has been dead for years', it's a valid argument. On one hand, you have a number of reputable people who have publicly stated this for years now, including the Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who served three different administrations, and continues to be a consultant for the Defense Department. Then on the other hand, it's well known that OBL has suffered from renal failure, a condition that requires regular kidney dialysis. In addition, there are reports of OBL also suffering from marfan syndrome, which was discovered when CIA physicians visited him in a hospital in Dubai back in July 2011. While I do believe that OBL is most likely dead, I have a tendency to question the things our gov't tells us (which is healthy, i think), and rarely to I ever buy it hook-line-and-sinker. It's also interesting the things that some gov't insiders are saying: “This is orchestrated, I mean when you have people sitting around and watching a sitcom, basically the operations center of the White House, and you have a president coming out almost zombie-like telling you they just killed Osama Bin Laden who was already dead nine years ago."
        For the record, I don't belong to any party. I believe all parties are meant to divide us, rather than unite us – "what color is your jersey?" – to pit one against the other, rather than work together for a common goal.
        OBL was used by our gov't to stir our emotions on Sept 11th, and it is quite possible he's being used to do it again. To blindly say, "you're an idiot for not believing the gov't's story as-in" only reveals the true idiot.

        May 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
      • Matt

        9/11 never happened?! LOL. Dude that is the worst conspiracy I've ever heard of! I suppose the Twin Towers were holograms the whole time and they just turned them off that day? You're f-ing retarded man

        May 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • cg

      That picture you've seen floating around is a fake. It's a bad photoshop attempt blending a picture of a dead al-qaeda fighter with a picture of Bin Laden when he was still alive. It's been debunked a few times since his death and the picture is actually over a year old.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • jeff

        photos of dead saddam were shown why not bin OBL

        May 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
      • comeon

        @jeff
        "photos of dead saddam were shown why not bin OBL"
        Those photos were not released by the US Government but by the Iraqi's. I think that the US is trying to consider the repercussions of releasing a very brutal photo and how it would go over in the Muslim world. It's a little different when it is a Muslim country releasing photos of their formal leader. Just my 2 cents.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
      • Carol

        The unit sent in to get him were the best of the best. They did what they do best...and Bin Laden is indeed dead.

        May 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
      • Oscar Groom

        It is possible to model his head in a 3D editor using public images then touch it up to provide skull cavitation, bruising, blood splatter, etc. Using the latest video footage of the bedroom, as a guide for light, his full body model could be blended into the scene as well. Then a 3D video can be edited to look like a helmet cam similar to what US forces use during operations and a few "snapshots" can be take from the video.

        May 4, 2011 at 6:59 am |
    • tcp

      No...what you've seen is a VERY amateur photoshop hack...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • PhoneBill

        Are you suggesting that a more professional photoshop hack is yet to come?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • jcrue

        I for one am waiting on OBL's long form death certificate....

        May 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • Scar

        I, too, am waiting for a long form death certificate with an embedded wartermark, just to make sure.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • annemarie

        Another stunt from Obama's administration get him reelected in 2012, God help us.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
      • rkdres

        The "long form " death certificate jokes are played , get some new material

        May 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • Brenda

        The whole thing is a hoax. Osama has been dead for years. This is the only way they can please the people – faking it.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
      • jose

        in all photos of bin laden i've seen so far in the news he looks very nice and peaceful. why the h... does the press do that??!! either don't show those pictures, or show him dead!! i mean, what the h.. is going on? well show who killed him; show his dead wife; show the ship where he was taken out to sea; show the weapon he used to resist; or at least show a navy seal uniform!! i mean the secret is over, right? so what are you hiding nlow f.. g.. sake!!

        May 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
      • Tequilazo

        JCRUE

        thats some funny s#&*t right there

        May 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
      • bogus op

        I am suggesting that this whole incident is bogus – something stinks

        May 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
      • Bob

        I ask anti-Obama conspiracy theorists to think about what they're proposing: the military – the very same military about whom you used to stagger around with placards saying "Support the Troops!" – is lying about having conducted this operation? If you are saying our professional military has discreditably forged this event, then categorically I say to you that you do not support the troops, and never have.

        May 4, 2011 at 8:49 am |
      • Realist

        @annemarie,
        No, it was a military mission to take out a thug and I'm glad they got their man. The election is a long way off and if I'm paying $5 (or more) for a gallon of gas, a picture of a dead dude ain't gonna do it for me.

        May 4, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • Sutemi

      The picture you saw was a fake. It was P-shopped from the lower half of a stock UBL photo and the top half of a random picture of some war-dead corpse. This has been verified.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • JOHN SPIL

        I don't have any trouble accepting that OBL is dead, but for those of you who still doubt it, a TV or Internet appearance with a verifiable current newspaper headline, say the NY Times, would be a powerful justification for your pointless conspiracy chatter. I've always thought of Barack Obama as a Public Relations construct rather than a take charge President, but on this one he has got it right. My congrats to him and when is he going to put a stopper in the mouth of his Vice President?

        May 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • tom

      You haven't seen it. Provide a link.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • rob

      yea you've seen an old photoshoped photo that originally came out back when bush was president and they thought Osama may have been killed, it was made by the group Anonymous in an attempt to fool all the mainstream media outlets that he had been killed

      May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • John Guyer

        rob: Once your photographic expertise had determined the photograph was a fake, I wondered how you would get Bush involved in the deception. Congratulations! You figured out a way! Do you have any other hot conspiracy theories?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
      • Duckie

        John, I think Rob poorly worded his statement. I don't think he was trying to say Bush was involved in any deception. I think he meant that the fake was a photoshopped version of a photo that was taken back when Bush was in office (probably one that we all saw after 9/11). He was dating the photo itself, not the photoshop.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
      • Morgana99

        Rob, please re-read the above comment. All he says is that the photo came out while Bush was president. He in no way implies Bush was involved, in fact, if you had continued reading and done your due diligence, he clearly states who (he thinks) made the photo, and its NOT the Bush admin.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
      • John

        Duckie: I reread rob's post and I believe you are right. My paranoia must have gotten the best of me! I apologize.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
      • Michael

        Relax John...

        The real story is that Bush found the photograph on the "internets" and thought it was real. Then they had to explain to Bush what photoshop actually means. They realized that anyone who actually voted for Bush would think the picture was real. So they destroyed the picture. Problem is, Bush had already e-mailed (hard to believe, but yes, he knows how to send an e-mail) to Breitbart and O'Keefe. They sent it to Fox News and now the Fox & Friends (Three Stooges) anchors are trying to say they have actual evidence that Bush got Bin Laden years ago. Standard operating procedure for the far-right "news" organization.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
      • kite005

        The comment does not say Bush was involved in anything.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
      • Ed

        Let us remember that it was the far left media (CBS and Dan Rather) that got caught trying to pass off fake documents as the real McCoy.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
      • Mason

        Anonymous would have done a far better job. Rest assured... it wasn't Anonymous.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
      • James

        Ed, I believe Dan Rather resigned his position with CBS following that scandal, proving that at least he had an ounce of integrity which is far more than I can say for your bimbo blondes at Fux News.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
      • Teiner

        James, Dan Rather was probably FORCED to resign. He did not leave CBS willingly.

        May 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
    • offalyrider1

      No, you have not seen his picture. IT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. Just how gullible are you? Not everything you find on the Internet is correct, truthful, or real, just like your local newspaper.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • DavidD

        The real photo is out there... Not the photoshop fake you all are jumping up and down about...

        Photo is here:

        http://www.tediosity.com/2011/05/03/the-real-osama-bin-laden-dead-photo/

        May 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
      • freesouth

        and just like your federal government.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
      • HeaveHoHoHo

        DavidD, that is not a real photo of him. LOL. I hope you don't really think that.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • TJ

      Link?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
      • SM

        http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-death-photo-fake-fraud-hoax/

        May 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • ohio wiseguy

      That photo as actually been proven a fake.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • Truth Detector

      There are no photos. UBL/OBL was not killed on Sunday.

      Don't believe it until and unless you view authenticated digital images of the deceased.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
      • MrSpkr

        Your tinfoil hat has a leak in it.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • tom t

        moron, work on who killed kennedy...this is legit

        May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • Title9

        Why have a name like "Truth Detector" when you know nothing and only pass along your personal suspicions and predujices? All the crazy conspiracy theorists are closet traitors and haters who only undermine our society and the United States.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • Amy

        I DON'T BELIEVE FOR ONE SECOND HE IS DEAD! AFTER ALL IT IS ELECTION TIME AND THERE IS NO PROOF!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
      • RandyC

        Cheers TD, I shot Bigfoot yesterday. I ate him and dumped the remains in the lake before I could prove it. Just take my word for it. Seriously...

        May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
      • Lola1981

        Right, you want to see bloody pictures, wow... go to rotten .com .... you can see corpses a more blood if that's what turns you on....

        Why dont you as for the pictures of the deceased kurt cobain as well, how about the pictures of the corpse of Pope John Paul? how do we know they are both death??

        May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
      • MarkInSavannah

        Why do you put yurself out there like this? Do you really want to be exposed as a chowderhead or what?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
      • Michael

        Amy...

        It is not election time. Oh, by the way, you're really dumb.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
      • kite005

        Amy by election time next year this will have pretty much been forgotten about and you will be hearing about some other new made up controversy about Obama.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
      • EllDeau

        Back to facebook, Sarah!

        May 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • Grace

        Are we the only people that don't believe all this??

        May 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • The Duke

        I wonder how many of those, who are demanding proof, also attend church on Sundays.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
      • GallupPoll

        Authenticated by whom?

        May 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
      • X

        I can't believe how many pathetic people actually listen to what is told to them. How can you trust what someone is telling you, when you have no idea what they are hiding from you. Really? Its a childish thing to believe in something that has not been proven. Do you believe in everything you are told?

        May 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
      • Floyd

        @The Duke – you are a bigot!

        I think the spead of doubters is evenly spread.

        I go to church, and also firmly believe this clown is dead.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
      • Floyd

        @The Duke – you are a bigot!

        I think the amount of doubters is evenly spread.

        I go to church, and also firmly believe this clown is dead. What's your point?

        May 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
      • John

        "Its a childish thing to believe in something that has not been proven." Exactly! This is why I call ALL Christians childish.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
      • Stefan

        @X
        Clearly I don't, because I don't listen to a word you crackpots say. I'll admit the government does misrepresent things from time to time (and not always on purpose), but I would rather be someone who winds up falling for a one-in-a-million lie that 99.9% of people fall for than be in the 0.1% who calls fraud on everything in the hope that he gets lucky and is right once. You say that you need proof that Osama is dead, I say give me evidence (not even proof, but a shred of evidence) that could lead one to the conclusion that he isn't dead.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
      • Larry

        Right – and Elvis is still alive.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
      • Username

        Amy is a rah-tard! Election time? Go back to your Swanson fried chicken you fat keyount.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
      • Jimbo

        Amy, as people have said, it's not election time. That happens next year. The public has a memory that lasts about two weeks. Any advantage gained would be lost by the elections. Oh, and that would be in November 2012, Amy, the "election time," that is.

        May 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
      • Russ

        I love the fact that certain republicans are trying to say that this is publicity stunt by the Obama Administration. You are pathetic, ignorant, scumballs.

        May 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
      • bogus op

        when they start using names – end of conversation – I'm with you – this whole thing stinks

        May 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
      • showme

        Amy, it's always "election time" for Barry. Trust your instinct. Demand the proof. Question everything.

        May 4, 2011 at 7:05 am |
    • Holly

      LOL Ryan, are you my boyfriend? He said that photo was real too. Sigh.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • KenD

        "He said that photo was real too" Ha ha...good one!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • Sniffit

        Holly...

        looks like you need a new bf....why don't you let Sniffit sniff it.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • bruce

      Yeah, I am sure the govt is debating what/when to release, the mission and photographs are highly classified, and probably less than 500 in the world people have seen them, but you happened to see them 'floating around' online. People's gullibility never ceases to amaze me.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Kingfisher

        If it's on the internet it must be true.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • Dean

      Seals best trained in the world.... shoot the woman who rushed the seal in the leg to stop her but it took a bullet to the chest and head of a unarmed man to capture... I would say Kill not a capture mission....

      May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • spike

        and your problem with that is..?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
      • Loretta

        I don't care if it was a kill mission or not, I am thank ful that he is dead, and I hope the fish eat him really fast and that his bones are scattered across the bottom of the sea and never found. He was a filthy pig who murdered innocent Americans and he killed Muslims too. Just a psycho, who used religion as an excuse. Revenge, vindictive, justice? I don't really care, all those emotions are stirred up at the thought of how many people died at his hands. I celebrate the end of him, he was the face of evil and it's too bad he lived as long as he did, I don't believe he has received his just reward quite yet....

        May 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
      • ItsJo

        Aw, Dean, you're concerned our military killed "an unarmed maniac"? How about You remember the thousands that were killed by this hateful, disgusting pig-at whose commands, Daniel Pearl had his head chopped off while HE begged for his life, as well as the British man who got HIS head chopped off-Perhaps in your sad feelings for this pig/Bin Laden, you will also remember the solidiers that were executed and HUNG from the bridge for ALL to view. Save your tired old arguments that "we are acting just like the Radical/Muslims/Islamists in OUR behavior. This is WAR, and the P.C. crap from our OWN Politicos, (RINO-McCain comes to mind-that waterboarding is torture) is ridiiculous. These radicals ONLY know one thing: "An eye for an eye, etc. and STRENGTH in retaliation for innocent Americans killed, will put some backbone BACK into our armed forces-Not pussy and wimp politicos bending over backwards to comply with ANY Radicals – Muslims hurt feelings. You fight fire with fire – NOT bouquets. Further, Pakistan definitely KNEW this compound was being built for that Muslim Pig, so STOP ALL HANDOUTS OF OUR MONEY TO THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE WHO PRETEND TO AID AMERICA'S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISTS – THEY ONLY POCKET OUR BILLIONS IN AID IN THEIR PERSONAL CORRUPTION.

        STOP ALL FOREIGN AID- MEXICO, SO.AMERICA, ETC. WE NEED OUR MONEY HERE TO HELP OUR OWN PEOPLE.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
      • joeNYC

        And the people who were killed in the WTC were unarmed as well. Don't lose sight of that. We popped off a murderer the other day.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
      • wtf

        The point was to kill him whether he resisted or not, moron. And he basically begged for it. Stop defending terrorists.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
      • kite005

        Exactly. Worked out pretty well huh?

        May 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • unruellie

        Gotta admit...I kinda agree with Itsjoe.......think about it...you only give what you can even if its a friend and if I dont have it then how can I possibly give it to my friend who asks to borrow some? We need the funds here more than anything right now....lets work on us

        May 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
      • AK

        @Dean, trying to be sarcastic about the seals ? They could take your ass down without any weapons, freaking poser

        May 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
      • Mac

        I don't think Dean was denigrating the SEALs. He was just pointing out that it's become apparent that this was a kill mission. If I had to guess, they were concerned about being able to get back out again being that deep in Pakistan and wanted to make sure OBL wasn't rescued by the Pakistan government/military. The logical call is to kill the main target, secure the others (however) and take what intel you can find.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
      • Jimmyjam

        Sure Dean. They could have shot him with a BB gun or water pistol if they knew for a fact that we was harmless and didn 't have a knife pistol in his pocket. A person who attacks an obviously armed Navy Seal is either a reall bad @ zz who can disarm or kill a soldier OR someone wh is soon to leave this earth.
        WHY would our soldiers put their lives in further danger by giving a known mass murderer a chance to take their guns???

        May 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • T OZZY

      jeez, give me the fiat money that is the "fed" (PRIVATE BANKS) and unlimited power (SHILL BARRY SEOTORO) AND I CAN GIVE YOU SANTA CLAUS & ELVIS PRESLEY LIVE IN PERSON... OOOPS, I SANK THEIR BODIES... "TRUST ME"... I "COULD".... SHEEP.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • stejo

        Does the "T" stand for "Tourette"?

        May 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
    • AGeek

      I've seen it too .. it was posted by Abraham Lincoln, so I know it's for reals!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • Retired Army

        .....and they don't call him "Honest Abe" for nothing :-) !

        May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
      • cancrom

        and endorsed by John Adams. It must be real!

        May 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
      • O RLY

        I could use a Sam Adams after this discussion

        May 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
    • blathermonger

      I demand to see a long-form certified copy of his Death Certificate

      May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • ovech

      Those photos you saw were actually those of Lindsey Lohans vag, it is understandable how you got confused between the two though. She does resemble a head trauma victim.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • Jim

      Its a horrible fake.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Tim

      Can't believe all the gullible people who believe they have seen the photos. The ones circulating are obviously the fake photos of 9 months ago recirculating. Duh!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • ByteRider

      What you saw was proven a fake... an amalgamation of several pictures put together [all of which have been found].

      May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • Eric

      If there were photographs or head cameras rolling during the mission, why can't they just give us some stills of OBL while he is using his wife as a human shield?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
    • Tea Drinker

      Obama did not personally wrestle down Bin Laden in a hand to hand combat like in a Jackie Chan movie. Even the navy SEALs used guns. So this is not good enough. I give a F grade for this debacle. :-)

      May 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
      • Coffee Wins

        Idiot.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
      • Tea Drinker

        Coffee wins, what do you expect from tea drinkers? Hope you noticed that smilie at the end of the comment.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
    • kmjn

      I for one am about to take a moment to reflect upon the demise of OBL. There, that's done. Now all that I need to do is finish the paperwork and give the can a good flush. Bring on the photo's. I need a new screensaver...

      May 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • Robert

      The govt should release the photos. What could be more "gruesome" than the photos of the destruction of the WTC!?

      May 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
    • moe smith

      you have seen nothing and are only hoping to come across as someone in the know. you're nothing but an attention whore. go back to your hovel and stay there.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • USmobster

      you would think US would show the pictures after 10 years of hunting and spending untold monies for this guy, yet no picture, for anyone to see is that justice or just a so called piece of mind to account spending

      May 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
    • The Nobel Peace Prize Winner orders an assassination

      Classic stuff - when was the last - yeah EVER! – when you heard of a Nobel PEACE Prize winner ordering an assassination of ANYONE? (Crickets chirping)

      You Libs are just pathetic.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
      • ByteMe

        Bin Laden was not assassinated. He was executed for murder, for the crime he committed as the criminal he is. That is all he was, a criminal, not a leader, not a hero, a criminal, and he was made to pay for his crime.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
      • andy

        Geeee, I wonder how killing someone who plots the murder of millions of people on a daily basis is a peaceful act.

        Geee, I must be dumb. Geee, I must not see the CLEAR IDEA BEING PRESENTED.

        I might not have commented if you didn't use the word Libtard. I'm not liberal, per se- but I take great offense that some redneck, obese, racist REPUBLITARD thinks the "left" had anything to do with the mess that is the Middle East right now. The Libtards can't be anti-military hippies AND anti-peace warmongers.

        Has it come to the point that you guys are so out of arguments that may make a little sense, that you've started to argue without logic or rules, or facts. Wait, I think you did that all along... RIght-tards... /facepalm

        May 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
      • Worth It

        I'm not a fan of Obama and thought the Peace Prize thing was a joke. This action, however, is worthy of the prize. Sometimes you gotta make some noise to bring about peace. Maybe the Nobel Committee will rethink their criteria. I just wonder what Jimmy Carter is thinking.

        May 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • chris

      No need to release photos to public--if Congress wants to see them-fine. I'm assuming they took hair and blood samples-that should be proof enough.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • keeth in cali

      @Mike: Prove it.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
    • Eric

      You saw a cheezy photoshop

      May 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
    • Helen Rae

      My question is: why does everyone want to see them. There are other ways of proving death besides the photo's. So why? To see the gore? To see what a body looks like when its riddled with bullet holes? Sick curiosity? Why? I've seen it first hand. Trust me- I don't care whose body it is- its not something you want to see (first hand or in pictures).

      May 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
    • andy

      Wow. So many commentors are just dead wrong. That photo going around was a fake. I've seen the originals. Definitely fake.

      The complex was not "next to a US military base" .I don't know where Mark gets his info. I think no where.

      Releasing photos means personal closure for a lot of people. They will be eventually leaked no matter what. Just release them. Who care's if they are gruesome? I mean- the guy was shot in the face. Is anyone expecting anything different? We know his face was blown off, but now it's gruesome to actually look at it? Next thing you will tell me is that they manipulate the meat at the grocery store so it looks better.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
    • Ryan Lockwood

      We are waking up CNN to your BS. Try reporting on the real news and not a hollywoiood drama reelection campaign by the #1 terrorist Barack Hussain Obama...OBL is killed "supposedly" and 3 hours later his body is flown over 2 countries to be given a proper burial at sea? When has this happened before, with what terrorist or anybody? Report on that.... and no evidence is reported you run a story on pictures that have not been shown and will be doctured/fake fairytale when released, give me a break... CNN doing the dirty work paid in full by the white house! did I say we are waking up!!!! hahaha a concerned citizen in Tampa, Florida

      May 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
    • The Patriot

      There are no real pics of OBL dead, there all frauds, wake the hell up people, please, we have killed this guy 7 times now. go search it. Search " Madelline Albrights suprise" is a good one too.

      May 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • Holy Cow...what an ugly mug!

      How can this be any bloodier than the 3,000 people this idiot killed on 9/11? Show it...nice grouping of shots.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • Shane

      There is lots of concern about Muslim reactions to gruesome pictures of Osama. Was there such concern about Christian reaction to videos of Christian men getting beheaded with swords??

      May 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Mojo H.

      Ryan,
      And have you seen this:
      http://i.imgur.com/IDsF2.gif
      V/R
      Mojo

      May 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Dave

      There's nothing for the US to gain by showing the photos. Let Al Quaida show some proof.

      May 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • LadyUnicorn

      NUMBER ONE:BUSH AINT PRESIDENT ITX BARAK OBAMA OK. NUMBER2 THE GOVERNMENT AINT NOTHING BUT LIERS PEOPLE THEY MAKE AND BREAK PROMISES EVERY DAMN DAY HELLO YOUR IN TOTAL DENIEL IF YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE, NOW I DO BELIEVE THAT SADAM HUSANE IS DEAD THANKX 2 A SOLDIER WHO VIDEO RECORDED IT ON THEIR PHONE WITH PICTURES OF HIM HANGING BY HIS NECK OK BUT WITH BIN LADIN THEY SUPOSEDLY GAVE HIM A SEA BERIAL NO PICTURES OR VIDEO TO PROVE OTHER WISE PLUS IF THE SHOE WAS ON THE OTHER FOOT BIN LADIN WOULD HAVE VIDEO TAPED IT THEN DRUG THE BODY THROUGH THE STREETS AS A TROPHY CUT OFF THE HEAD AN PUT IT ON A STAKE4ALL2 SEE AND CELEBRATE THEIR DEMISE HELLO...ELECTONS ARE COMEING UP REAL SOON SO HERE COMES ALL THE CAMPAIGN LIE'SWHAT BOUT THE PROMISES 2BRING OUR SOLDIERS HOME2YEARS AGO THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN...WHAT'S NEXT????

      May 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
    • RY

      I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but knowing now that for perhaps the past 6 years Bin Laden was in a three-story house with high walls, barbed wire, no telephone or broadband, near a military training base that perhaps he was not so much in a safe house as he was under house arrest. Few bodyguards, no safe room, no escape tunnel, no booby traps...If this is so it opens up all sorts of possibilities about how much the Pakistanis really knew and, even more frightening, how much the Americans (or some sections of their security services) knew but are not letting on. Was this less "seek and destroy" than an execution of a known suspect (or asset) in a long known location, perhaps an asset who had reached the end of his usable life. Perhaps even those at the top of the US administration did not know and have been fed as much misinformation as we. Unfortunately, we all have doubts about what we hear from sources which at one time we would have trusted implicitly and of course we have our own "transparent" government to thank for that.

      May 4, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • Henry the 1st

      Put the picture on beer cans, t-shirts, the has bin ladin Happy Halloween costumes will be huge! $$$$$. lets rub this thing in real good

      May 4, 2011 at 12:30 am |
    • Michael Osama bin Laden

      Who are we talking about?

      May 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • George

      OBL has been dead since 2002 from kidney failure.
      He was in a American hospital (in France?) for dialysis.
      The bin laden family got billion dollar contracts for building military bases, and his brother sat in the board of the Carlyle group with GHWB 41.
      OBL was a CIA asset code named tim osmond while training here in the states. Awar alawaki the #3 "terrorist" was also seen at the pentagon having dinner with top brass while being 'wanted"
      The seal would not have killed bin laden they would have captured his unarmed ass or at the very least not shot him in the face potentally damaging the ability for positive id.
      Since OBL has been preserved since 2002 by the us gov. To keep the boogeyman going and waiting for the right political time to (such as obamas lowest approval polls ever) get Obama re elected. His eyes had to be damaged because the could not be preserved.
      We will see a nuke go off in the western world, because Obama was against 'nuke proliferation' since he was a jr state senator ... That's a big non issue for a black jr senator who is used to organizing on the streets, plenty of other issues.

      TelePrompTer reading puppet for the globalist bankers and military industrial media complex.

      Your rights have been removed, you have been separated from G-D and the only difference between life and prison is the iron bars. You work for them. You are in the matrix if the nwo

      May 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
    • Paul

      Good thing we got that birth cert out of the way so old Trump can now start screaming "just show us the photos".

      May 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • The Critic

      Not sure who to credit the quote to...but...I have never wished a man dead. But I have read some obituaries that I have taken some pleasure in.

      May 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  2. scott asplund

    They need to post all the pictures and have the video on a pay per view and give the profits to the 9/11 fund.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:27 am |
    • RightUnite

      Ummmmm, no. No fee to see. Show the pictures. Stupid idea.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Dean

      Great idea.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Patrick

      Enough $ to the 9/11 fund. How much is enough? Money can't fix the problems.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • chase

        Patrick, I'm sure if you had been injured physically on 9-11 (and not just your girlfriend turning you down again doesn't count!) and had mouths to feed and your life was turned upside down and needed help, you might think twice before you open your mouth and prove to everyone around you that you truly are indeed an idiot!!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
      • Lola1981

        @ Chase: Listen, I lost my brother in the south tower, he didn't have a chance to get out on time. However, I am really angry with a lot of people who took advantage of this situation to create "nonprofit" organizations which obviously did nothing and used this tragedy to feed their bank accounts. This always happened in every tragedy. It happened with Katrina, it happened with the tsunami, it will happen with Alabama tornadoes. Trust me... nonprofit organizations are not properly audited by the government. I hate how people are driven by money.

        In the other hand, why would people want to see pictures of a corpse dead?... that is sick. I think it will be ok and conservative to show the video of the raid, but a picture of him dead? I do not want to see that, that is just sick. But again, society is so gullible, they would stop their cars to see if somebody is dead in a car accident. That gullibility is what boost the fame of youtube. So predictable.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
      • cancrom

        Hello- the Bush war debt was all done by extra spending bills not associated with the actual budget to Congress. It's not disingenuous to say that it wasn't part of the budget- it's a fact.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • JoeTheFilmmaker

      And who would administer the funds? Barack Obama?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
      • Joe Blific

        Lets get Halliburton or Donald Trump to administer the funds, we all know how honest they are...

        May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • bam

        bush the moron can. he is good with money, spending it that is. 30% increase in the national debt. denial of that fact wont get far

        May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • Abraham

        ....and Obama has increased our debt 350% in less than 2 years. What's your point?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
      • Michael

        Bam...

        The national debt went from about $5 trillion to over $10 trillion under Bush. That is roughly 100%. Bush inherited an economy that had been running surplusses for three straight years, then he let PayGo expire and went on a spending spree. We're still borrowing money to pay for those tax cuts the richest two percent receive. We'll be paying for those tax cuts until the day they are retired.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
      • VFG

        @barn....30% during the Bush administration.....hmmmm, how many hundreds of % points has it gone up since BHO too over?

        May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
      • comeon

        Abraham
        ....and Obama has increased our debt 350% in less than 2 years. What's your point?

        VFG
        @barn....30% during the Bush administration.....hmmmm, how many hundreds of % points has it gone up since BHO too over?
        ---
        It went up so much in the past 2 years because Obama actually reported the debt that Bush failed to e.g. War Debts. "All told, Obama-era choices account for about $1.7 trillion in new debt, according to a separate Washington Post analysis of CBO data over the past decade. Bush-era policies, meanwhile, account for more than $7 trillion and are a major contributor to the trillion-dollar annual budget deficits that are dominating the political debate." Do some research before to make bold stupid statements.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
      • Mac

        @comeon

        The CBO is non-partisan. They don't pick and choose how to report debt. The implication that Bush could somehow game the system by neglecting to report the war debt is disingenuous. If Obama would put a stop to the wars instead of beginning new ones maybe we could get a handle on the debt both administrations (and mostly Congress) created.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
      • comeon

        and which wars are those again? Not Afghanistan, Iraq or Lybia. Afghanistan = GWB, Iraq = GWB, and Lybia = NATO. We are not at war with them – we have no soldiers on the ground.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • Scooter79

      I agree 100%!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • Pebbles

      Why not send the profits to the widows/widowers and orphans of the soldiers who have been over there fighting?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Norm

        Because soldiers volunteer for military service and CHOOSE to into combat roles that may lead to their deaths. The people in WTC didn't.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • uncle sam

      Sorry, but I haveALREADY paid half a trillion dollars to see this picture. I have paid enough.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • chuck lee

      nobody in government seemed to mind when the whole world saw videos showing people jumping to their deaths at the twin towers on 9/11!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • Dman61

        Or dead anericans being draged behind cars. LETS SEE IT NOW OBAMA NOT YOU WORK FOR ME!!!!!!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
      • dar

        agree 100%. Show the photos.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
      • Scott

        That's exactly what I was thinking when the sensitivity answer was given. I'm not going to live my life in fear of retaliation from anyone. Release the photos and quit giving in to other countries. Give the American public what it wants instead of what everyone else wants.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
      • Brett

        The 9/11videos were shot by private individuals and news organizations. They were not the property of the government and therefore could not be restricted. They were in poor taste, but not classified as secret or sensitive material.

        The OBL video and imagery was shot by military and intelligence personnel, making them the property of the military/federal government/US government. The materials are no doubt classified to a high level of security. This is a poor parallel to draw for the point you were attempting to make.

        Some people believed Hitler survived WWII. Some people think Elvis lives. Feel free to join these "free thinkers" in imagination land. I for one will accept he is dead and move on with my life.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • ConjureUp

      I agree with Patrick ... most folks are unaware of the compensations paid out after 9/11 (except for out-of-state domestic partnerships and other folks who were deemed unworthy of the average million plus paycheck).

      May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • ScottinVA

      Actually, what 0bama will do is post all the pics and videos to a pay-per-view site with all proceeds going to his reelection campaign fund. Two birds with one stone and all...

      May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • ConjureUp

      To be more precise, $1.8M average paycheck. Personally I'd rather see any pay-per-view monies applied to the massive debt (accrued partly due to the extended war on terror resulting from 9/11).

      May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • Carl

      No they don't need to charge to see it. We already paid for the whole thing. Where do you think the money for this came from? The US Taxpayers.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm fully supportive of this military action, I'm just saying the commentor's suggestion that we should have to pay additional money to see the images is wrong.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • AGeek

      As a US Taxpayer, the collective lot of us have already ponied up > $1T for this. F–k off with your stupid f–king pay-per-view bullshiat.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • The Bolts Fan

      ^ this! xEleventyBillion

      May 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
  3. Dave

    I need to see the photos. Personally speaking I need closure. 9/11 was such a terrible event that it still invokes emotions when I think back to it. I know others don't need to see the photos but I'm one of those who do.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:28 am |
    • Rick Valdez

      You need closure? Were you at the Pentagon or the WTC? How would this even give you closure? Just shut up and go whine elsewhere you pansy. Waaah I need closure waah.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
      • Julie

        @Rick . If David wants or needs closure, who are you to say he doesn't or that he's a wimp? You're just an insensative a-hole.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
      • LiberalNN

        Rick = terrorist sympathizer and big bag of human feces.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
    • Pradeep

      I totally understand your emotions, however you need some therapy bcos the photos will not recede your sorrow.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Kari

      I agree with you. We all need closure. We need to see the picture of OBL.

      Steve Welsh was a missionary in Columbia when he was taken with 2 others and held for ransome several years ago. He was shot and killed. His daughter sharon would not believe he was dead by hear say. The media aired pictures of his body at a Morgue. ONLY THEN was she convinced that her Dad was dead. Yes, some people were shocked and appalled at the medias posting, BUT it put to rest the uncertainty.

      Give me proof!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  4. Gramps

    Showing any photos or videos is a *terrible* idea.

    Although I would like to see the photos myself ...

    1. Those who detest Obama will deny the photos are real ... or they will question his judgment in releasing them.
    2. Photos will needlessly anger much of the Muslim community - including those who are otherwise not opposed to killing Bin Laden.
    3. We need to move on. All of us need to focus on what comes next instead of wallowing in revenge.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am |
    • jip

      Shut up gramps, they should have brought him back to the us and poked holes in his body on live television.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • MoHAMad is a pig

      All you libtards need to stop worrying about offending the moo-slums!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • BIN LADIN

        Muhammad didn't eat pork , YOU are the one who EAT IT, pig

        May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
      • USA!!

        Haha, we killed this guy ^

        May 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
      • Greg

        Do the world a favor and blow your brains out already, you ignorant sack of $h*t. You are what's wrong with this world, not the liberals or the Muslims.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
    • tcp

      Revenge to you is justice to me...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
      • Shawn

        Amen. Couldn't have said it better myself!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • AW1 Tim

      Revenge isn't a problem for most of us. there's a LOT more revenge needs to be applied to a number of his associates, and everyone who ever gave him so much as a dollar in support.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
      • Jenkins

        By that logic you would have to take out and exact revenge on the US government/CIA who funded and supported Bin Laden logistically, with weapons, and financially for years when he was fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan for us. Do you even think, before you speak?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
    • linjaynes

      Quite frankly I dont give a rats patootie if it angers the Muslims gramps. This is my Country & they came to it, now either they embrace it & it's ideal's or get the H out. Release the photo's , he deserves no dignity, no respect & dont forget, we have little children who were in a nursery in the Twin Tower's now in there grave's, for nothing more than the fact, they were American's.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • rscott

      You're wrong because this confirmation has absolutely nothing to do with Obama. Seal team 6 got bin Laden not Obama and to heck with the muslim world, show the picture and give them something to think about.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
      • Dman61

        I have lot's of questions hell the timeing is strange and it is time to to start running for relection?? dumped at see in a unknone place just to strange i have my douts osama i mean obama is a snake and something like this would not suprise me at all

        May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
      • You're Wrong...

        Seal Team 6 and every other military unit gets there marching orders from Washington DC. The Seal Team DID NOT make the decision to hunt down and kill OBL or even to make it a priority to do so. That decision young lad, came from the Commander in Chief; President Obama.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
      • Brett

        If Seal Team 6 was slaughtered to the last man you would blame Obama for their deaths, as he is the Commander in Chief. And I have no doubt that Obama would take responsibility for such a failure. But that didn't happen. Since the operation was a resounding success you seek to minimize the president's responsibility. You simply dislike the president and want to make inane comments so like minded morons can agree with you.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
    • barry

      tired of people being concerned about what the muslim world thinks. No matter what, they hate us. Screw them.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • JMB

      Revenge.. really.. thats what you think this is ? Have you lost your mind ? Honestly, people like you should keep their awful thoughts to themselves.. You're a terrible American...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Miles

      I am not a Muslim, but I live in a Muslim country with Islamic Militants in our area. It is standard practice to show pictures of the bodies of the militants the government kills. This will not incite the radical Muslims anymore than they already are incited by the death of OBL.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • Chris

      Those people are going to get mad about whatever they put out . I want to see the photos for my own disbelief . I am sure it happened but would liek to clear any thoughts it didnt happen. We have all paid tax dollars , extra money on flights , have had our freedoms yanked from us. Life is differant after 9/11 fear of terrorism, airport security. Bottom line the hell with what they think . They burn our flag , drag our dead soldiers through the streets . Who really cares about anything these radicals feel. All I care about is if our troops have enough bullets to get rid of them. We should start executing all of the members we have in custody as well. These people only know radical actions. Lets give it to them. What are we going to do with them ? Put them in a rehabilitation program, keep them in jail for life? It wasting our tax dollars that could be used in Alabama or Japan or the 9/11 fund.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
      • GG Liddy

        Amen Chris -

        May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • DannyVice

      1. This isn't about Obama. And more to the point, those who detest him will make an equally big issue of the photos remaining hidden. Saddam's hanging was publicized. Photos of his dead sons were publicized Other terrorist photos have been publicized. The world isn't going to fall apart if Bin Laden's photos are publicized.

      2. You might need to move on, but you have no right to tell anyone else what they "need" to do.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • Timmbo

      I think this is your opinion. I knew two people who lost their lives in the second tower. These are people who were just going to work to support their families on a normal day, but ended up dead because of Bin Laden. I want to see the killer of my friends dead. Is it revenge, you bet your ___ it is.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • P Litterski

        Revenge is a fallacy. It will not change a thing. If you cannot accept the past today what makes you think you will tomorrow. The fact that he died a painful death and a defeated man will never change your feelings of hate.
        The pain you feel at the loss of your friends is a result of the Love you have for them, you honor that Love by accepting the pain, you dishonor them with hate and a vengeful heart.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • SK

      Gramps, I agree...releasing the photos does nothing but create a new reason for Muslims to be mad..."According to Muslim law, you can't shoot a man in the face...."

      For once, have some faith in our government. Do you really think they would create an elaborate plan to say they killed binLaden when they really didn't? I am assuming we'd all find out somehow. Leave it be. The worst person to live during our lifetime is dead and gone and currently helping to fatten up some fish in the sea, leave it at that. You can see pictures of dead radical muslims any other day when you go to cnn.com because there is always going tobe terrorism in the Middle East, its a way of life.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • leelanau

        Plenty of plausible reasons to doubt the killing of OBl as fact....Many more so than to question who was behind 9/11.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
      • dc mn

        Are you serious? How did appeasement to Hitler work out.....

        May 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Bradley Snipe

      The only thing that would inflame the muslim world would be the film showing the guys stuffing bacon strips up his back side before they fed him to the sharks.

      And frankly I don't see anything wrong with inflaming the muslims... what are they going to do? Get so angry they explode? Wait, they do explode, so what difference do they make.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • Bendead

      First off I believe OBL is dead what I don't believe is that it just happen, there is nothing that could come out of Obama's mouth I would believe. I would have to trip over OBL's dead body, that's right I can't it's been thrown in the ocean. How did they get DNA results so fast what within hours. This is great timing for Obama something to campaign on for the run up to 2012. Does this make me a racist, No that's right I'm black

      May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • leelanau

        It is possible that this is the tail waggin the dog. OBL been dead and CIA did it years ago (holding it a secret to continue to wage war), and Obama pulls a stunt to boost his image going into next election. I do know that Democrats have accused GW Bush of multiple charges far worse (and more preposterous as well.)

        May 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • oldsalt

      Gramps you are wrong on a number of levels. I freely admit to detesting Obama's policies but I believe OBL was killed on Sunday night PST. I am very proud of President Obama for ordering the nation's armed services to kill the bastard. I'm even more proud of the few who executed the mission. Those guys are heros who will go unsung.

      Muslim community thinks nothing of offending me so I think nothing of their concerns about OBL's pictorial end. Show some of the pictures, the sooner the better.

      As for moving on, I'd like too. But the folks who attacked us on 9/11/2001 just won't quit. Plus did you notice that a Islamic nation, Pakistan, quite obviously gave aid and comfort to OBL for a few years? Islamic nations have a thing for us and until they get over us, we'll not be able to move on.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • puldrection

      Hopefully the photos will show him wrapped in bacon being microwaved on the 100th floor of a building, then plunging to the ground and being eaten by pigs!!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • polbear

      I want to see the photos too. It's not that I don't believe that he was really killed, but because, I'm sorry to say, I just want to see him DEAD. I'm thrilled that his last thought, his last understanding was that the USA has found me. And the last thing he saw was the gun that was going to kill him & that gun was held by an AmericanI have friends that are Muslum, as well as co-workers. Bin Laden's death made them happy too. Some even said that he didn't even deserve an Islamic burial because they did not practice the same religion as he did. And my opinion is that Muslums in other countries will not be angry either. The only Muslums that will be angry are the terrorists....and me personally, I'm ready for them. I'll be watchful, vigilent & report anything suspicious. I'll continue to pray for our service men & women & their families, the President & other leaders. I'll continue to do what I want to w/o any fear because I am free. I'll continue to be proud to be an American. Lastly, I would like to say that many of our young Americans were out celebrating in the streets late Sunday night into Monday morning. I think it's because so many of our young adults were children when 9/11 happened. Adults had a hard time accepting what happened. Imagine what the very young felt, the confusion they were in, some locked in school until a parent came (or didn't come). As hard as adults tried to keep them calm, they still must have been frightened. As they grew & matured, they learned more & more about 9/11 & Bin Laden. Now, as young adults or teenagers, they have seen this country keep it's word about finding him & they are very proud of their country. Just one more thing, I'm so happy to see those videos of them dancing in the streets. It brought back a very bad memory of seeing some dancing in the streets on 9/11, how happy they were. Now the shoes on the other foot. Thank you to those brave men & women in the armed services. Your country is extremely proud of you & will be forever in your debt.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Scott

      Repercussions are inevitable no matter what choice is made. Terrorists knocked down two buildings, put a huge hole in one, and took four planes of innocent people down. We got a first class ticket to their house and started cleaning them out. I think it should be known that we are willing and will do what is necessary for us to achieve our goals whether you like it or not. Bin Laden very much deserved what he got, and I'm normally not one for celebrating death. If I can handle the photos I believe those in the middle east can too. They have a power button to their t.v's if they don't want to see it

      May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • kimran

      I'm a Muslim. I can really see the hate that some of you have here for Muslims. But let me tell you, no Muslim likes what has happened on 9/11. If it is OBL who has done it, then ALL Muslims are against him and happy that he is killed. Islam does not permit killings of innocent human beings.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
      • Runyon

        well, since Osama admitted to planning and sponsoring the plan about a milllion times, including on a video tape where he laughed about hom many died, I guess you must know that he did it. Why do you say "if he did it" rather "since he did it"?

        May 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
    • stejo

      With all due respect, al Qaeda had no problem showing us a video of themselves slowly sawing off Daniel Pearl's head, so I'm not too concerned about offending them with a still photo of what was probably a painless demise of a true d-bag..

      May 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  5. Gr8tp8ntr

    Release the pictures of his mangled body. The world watched in horror, on LIVE television, the mass murder at the hands of this man – the world can handle the release of these images and are justified in wanting to see them.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  6. Chris

    SHOW THE PICTURE.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am |
    • mohammedlikesboys

      I want to see how small Bin Hidin's brain is. Probably like a peanut.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • infidelphia

      release the real birth certificate while you're at it

      May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • SueK

        Thank you, infidelphia!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
      • Cliff

        He already did, Trump.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  7. Jean-Luc

    When are they going to release these pictures?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:30 am |
    • JohnK144

      As soon as Rush goes off the air.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  8. dave

    Who would even want to see this..... Im gonna go out of my way and say that I trust hes dead..... if he pops up again then Ill question why the gobmint lied.... otherwise Im good

    May 3, 2011 at 11:30 am |
    • RightUnite

      Good for you Dave. I would just as soon not believe everything the Government says or does. Show the pictures.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • ann

      EXACTLY!

      If we start seeing recent videos from him, we'll definitely need to question our government – but otherwise just believe it's true and don't require pictures that will invite more anger against the US.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • Dc3pilot

      It's not for your sake. it's for the sake of the Arab world, where conspiracy theories and mistrust for the west abound.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  9. Anon

    well?? where are the pictures?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  10. USA

    Come on we are Americans! The only thing we watch on tv are the grusome shows. It can't be worse than watching Ellen Page get her head shot by a shotgun in the movie Super. That was pretty grusome. Bring it on we can take it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:31 am |
    • BobPitt

      Yeahh we can handle it...

      We already handle The aprendice with The Donal.. and helen degeneres

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • Tina

        You are having a hard time grasping the simple task of spelling. Not so sure you are going to be able to wrap your little mind around dead photos of OBL without your brain frying :-)

        May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • Tom

        Funny... and to add to that... If we can stomach watching the shriking shrews on the view...

        May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • You are a moron

        i bet you voted for Obama. You cant even spell corektlee.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • The Duke

        @ you are a moron... I agree, this guy needs to go back to school, but I hope you're not trying to say that people who voted for Obama are stupid. I'm pretty sure that the education level in most red states is far below national standards.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
    • wes

      lol, I just watched this movie, damn good I didn't get spoiled.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  11. Homonym Jones

    It's an airplane "hangar", not hanger. A journalist ought to no {sic} that.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:32 am |
    • Deepak

      'A journalist ought to no {sic} that.' ???? shouldn't it be 'know that'? And you are correcting others....?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • TMFBCF

        Sarcasm and irony not an option in you're {sic} country, Deepak?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
      • Leilani

        My goodness, what a stupid comment. Unless you're being ironic, then in that case, well done.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • OBL Burn in Hell

        Deepak you idiot, hence the {sic}...

        May 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
      • theslowgringo

        sic does not mean he can't spell sick, it means he knows he is spelling "know" wrong. and you want to correk (sic) him?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
      • uhmduh

        Duh. Why do you think he put the '{sic}' in there?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
      • CS

        Wow Deepak, that went right over your head huh?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • Deepak

      My apologies to you Homonym Jones... now I get it.. you didn't mean to...you know... well so much 'duh' for me.... sorry folks...

      May 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  12. adam baaba

    The most expensive death ever. How real proof!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  13. Alex

    So has it been confirmed then that the image purported to be Osama that appeared in newspapers in the Middle East and on the internet after his death was bogus?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  14. Boney Moroney

    Id like to see the gruesome pictures please. All of them. I want 5 x 7s and wallet sizes.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • darkskor

      Yeah, count me in for atleast 10 wallet size....lmao.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Catwoman

      Funny, LOL OL OL!!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  15. dean cbourn

    i've seen photo enhancements from FX experts that could be munipulated to look like a wound..when sadam died there was video..

    May 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  16. warren smith

    GREAT JOB MR. PRESIDENT

    May 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • BK

      Great job Navy Seals!!! YOU ARE THE TRUE HEROES!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • Bill

      President Bush must be resting easy today, in the warm feeling of the Left finally coming to their senses.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
      • leelanau

        Are you kidding? To the left, it's all about " See, you and your wars couldn't get it done, and our guy did!" Completely ignoring the fact that the critical evidence that led to this operation was collected under Bush. (Let's drink a toast to waterboarding!)

        May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • veritas

      get real! Barry only has one thing in mind, and that's BARRY!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
      • Honestly!

        Do you struggle with stupidity? It seems like it's easy for you...just saying.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  17. John Q. Publik

    Donald Trump doesn't think Bin Laden is dead, and wants to see his death certificate...

    May 3, 2011 at 11:34 am |
    • Honestly!

      LOl! I love it!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • SPC Clark

      Ah I love the comment, lol made my day

      May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  18. Chris

    Fake and Fake and more Fake. Wake up sheep. Obama died years ago!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:34 am |
    • BaaBaa

      Serioulsy?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • realdude

      Last I heard Obama was alive and well.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Ryan

      He did? I feel like he has been on TV a lot over the last couple of days...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
    • Rapaline

      Really? Then how is it that he's been pushing to spend so much money since he took office. Come to think of it, how did he take office if he's been dead for years?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • phunt

      It's osama not OBAMA. Make sure you know what your talking about!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Animal

      Idiot, idiot, and bigger idiot – you can't even get the name right.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • John

      You mean Osama, right?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • darkskor

      Dang...then who was it I saw on TV Sunday nite. I know Hollywood can create some magic...ijs.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • Dumazz

      Obama?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • naj

      "Obama" eh? - Idiot.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • X Squid 68

      Why are people worreid about what the Muslim community will think about the pictures? Most real Muslims hate this guy for what he has done. Its just the nuts that deserve bullets that will have an issue. Dont worry clowns theres more bullets from where these came from we just havent got to you yet. So take a seat read your Quaran and we will get to you.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • gernblanston

      You clearly are a stringer for Fox.....Osama, numbnuts.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • X Squid 68

      Fuck we just killed Osama now Obama is dead. I cant keep up with the news . I'm just gonna got out and have some beers. Who's next Prince William ?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
    • Rachet88

      Huh. So..the movie "Dave" is happening in real life now? Neat.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  19. Phil

    How about you let us judge if they are to gruesome? If we dont want to look at them, we wont. Stop making up our minds for us like you have been since you have taken office. We dont need a babysitter.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:34 am |
    • LaLa

      Keep in mind that Dubya was responsible for taking the 9/11 footage off the airwaves – too disturbing, y'know. It's just something gov't officials think they need to do for their public – hold our hands, cover our ears or eyes to protect us...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
      • leelanau

        Remember it was CNN who refused to show the Rodney King video in it's entirety. The world might be a different place today if they show the whole video everytime they drummed the propaganda up everyone's skirts.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • sam

      since who took office? mainstream media has shied away from showing graphic material ever since it began. also, the article doesn't state that the images will not be released to the public. it merely states that they are graphic to the point that it would be inappropriate to put them on the front page of a newspaper.

      when we see them, they will be hidden behind a disclaimer about the graphic content.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  20. CJ K

    Too gruesome? Have we not all seen Jack A$$ or any of the what 5 Saw movies? American's and the world want to see this murderer dead, not just hear it. The guy only killed thousands of innocent people. Granted newspapers probably shouldn't put images like that on the front page, but whats the point of freedom of speech, press and the right to information? If they put it on the front page, they have to deal with the phone calls its their choice, their right. I WANT TO SEE PROOF!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  21. Canadian

    They had absolutely no remorse when cutting heads off and showing the videos of it. All we want is verified proof of his death. If that happens to be a distasteful image let people be warned before viewing. But let the people choose weather or not to actually look. There is too much involved not to.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • BK

      Amen...I think it's particularly odd that POTUS all of a sudden out of nowhere claims that OBL has been killed. Seems politically fishy to me and I'll accept it when I see it.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  22. David

    Release them! The world has a right to see these. OBL affected so many lives around the world that a definitive picture may be the only thing that helps some people heal.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  23. A disbeliever

    Release the photos. We're all adults.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:36 am |
    • mel Q

      Sorry, but we are not all Adults, there are children also. It is not necessary to post the photo in the magazines or newspapers. Have the photos sent to the Smithsonian and if people want to see his death photo then they can travel there and view them....... use commonsense not everyone wants this on the news stands. It's beneath us.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
      • Jack

        Get off your high horse - an IMAGE of a bloody mangled body is too gruesome for you? I guess the newspapers and magazines are supposed to be commercial and clean, suitable for consumption by yuppies and housewives. You would suffer terrible cognitive dissonance if the media were more honest and showed what has happened to so many Iraqis and Afghans. You claim you don't want the image published "for the children," but I see straight through your lie: you can't face life outside your manufactured bubble of illusions and so why shouldn't you drag down the children and others to your level of pseudo-reality? People like you try to experience reality by ordering exotic foods and drinks. Don't try to drag us down to your level of nothingness, you void of longing.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  24. Michael in Houston

    Cant be any more gruesome then the photos and footage of 9-11

    May 3, 2011 at 11:36 am |
    • Joe

      Exactly! You pretty much just ended any debate about the photos.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
    • John

      Amen.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:40 am |
      • candy

        Wreszcie !!!!!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
      • Anonymous

        High Five on that. Stop telling us what we can handle & let us make our own choice to view.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • phillygirl

      100% agreed.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Obi Won Kenobi

      I want to see it. I wont rest until I see that dirt bag all googly eyed with half his head missing.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • ppehsy

        You so CRAZY! i want to see it too

        May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Cheryl in Ohio

      I agree, and we all need to see it just for peace of mind.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:44 am |
      • Bill

        peace of mind.... really? will you feel the same peace of mind when inherently violent and deadly anti-american protests spread across the arab world because of the picture(s) that put our armed forces at risk? what about if they lead to attacks in the US? he's dead; there is no conspiracy. a picture is completely unnecessary. sorry if that doesn't give you peace of mind.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Jen

        Show the pictures and be done with it.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
      • DJ

        All you have to do is go to Google, change the settings to NO FILTER and type in "Osama Bin Laden dead", without the quotes. Be prepared, though. It really is gross. I spent some time comparing the face to known photos of Bin Laden and it's very clear that's who this is. Even the greying pattern on the beard matches because it has advanced in exactly the pattern that it should based on earlier photos. Again, be prepared if you're going to look at the death photo. It's not pretty.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
      • tcp

        @bill – I'll bet you let your neighbors dog crap on your front porch too because you're afraid of what might happen if you say something about it. Servicemembers are IN harms way. They understand that. Go back inside and hide in your corner. Any Muslim worth his or her salt recognizes that Bin Laden was a stain on their religion and could care less how he was treated or if we publish a photo of his carcass....

        May 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
      • veritas

        Bill the Appeaser!!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • Fuckin Bill is a pansy

        Hello dipshit they have been fighting this war for a long time. Pissing them off will bring them out some will blow themselves up, some will try to blow themselves up and the others we will just shoot. I want to see all the pictures. I mean all of them

        May 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • Leo Cheung

      Very true.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:44 am |
    • NoWay

      The heck with propriety or good taste. This jerk needs to be viewed as is – open head and all.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:45 am |
      • Babs

        I agree. Let's see all of it. Sure we can handle it.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Zach

      Amen to that.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • Todd in Pittsburgh

      Well said Michael.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • Leo

      Well said, Michael. If the President wants to remove any doubt or conspiracy theories about all this, make these images public ASAP and let the world see with their own eyes what happened. If you don't want to see, then turn away, close your eyes, or change the channel. It's not only a matter of they should be released, they really need to be released. Put this all to rest and let's move on.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am |
      • Scott

        ~ to the people asking "Where's the proof??" You'll get the proof when the President wants you to get it.. He doesn't have to prove jack to you. He's doing his job and will make a decision for what's best. Whining Like babies.. Grow up. Again, he doesn't have to prove jack to you

        May 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
      • steveax

        If there is one thing I have learned from the whole 'Birther' issue it is that no matter what is relaeased there will always be conspiracy theories...

        May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
      • behere

        Show the video of when he was hit

        May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • tcp

        @Scott – did you say the same thing just as vehemently during the eight years of President Bush's administration?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
      • Robert Ore

        “Scott
        You'll get the proof when the President wants you to get it..”

        Is it now We who serve the President or, the President who serves?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • veritas

        Scott – SHUT UP!!!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Chris

        @steveax Its not just from the 'birthers', if anything drastic happens there will be a conspiracy theory, no matter left or right..

        The moon landing, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11, and now this.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
      • Infidelephant

        @Scott

        I believe he DOES have to proof "jack" to us. We hired HIM. He is OUR employee!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
      • Rich in Texas

        (behere) I agree. Show the video of the mission and all pictures. Who cares if there is a shrine built for this animal for his misguided followers to worship. The USA is "king of the mountain" and we have nothing to fear.

        FYI – Trojans use Bin Laden's Death to Dupe unsuspecting picture clickers.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
      • Jenkins

        Now Leo, do you really think any pictures/video or any amount of evidence is really going to satisfy the conspiracy nuts. Did the president's birth certificate put the Birthers at ease. Do you think the overwhelming evidence about the lunar landing would sway any of the fools that still claim it never happened. You follow?

        May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • Andy in PA

      Well said Michael!

      May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • Mikem

      Right on!

      May 3, 2011 at 11:48 am |
    • Mark

      You are absolutely correct, Amen.....

      May 3, 2011 at 11:49 am |
    • Brandon in CLT

      Yea, seeing what was left of his face after the seals finished him will be much nicer than seeing a innocent US working falling from the WTC. Show the pics.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:50 am |
      • jonah

        or the beheading videos that those animals took and publicized.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • Jill in Western U.S.

      That is absolutely true, Michael. It is also each individual person's choice as to whether or not they view a photograph. The photograph needs to be available. It does not have to be on the front page of every newspaper. The administration needs to make it available to news media. News media need to exercise discretion and sensitivity in how they present it. It's the administration's responsibility to provide it. They can't control how it's used after that point, but they will have fulfilled the responsibility to provide proof.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am |
      • Dismayed

        "That is absolutely true, Michael. It is also each individual person's choice as to whether or not they view a photograph."

        Wrong. Once it's out, it will be impossible to avoid the image. And it's not what I want my young children to see.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
      • Farhibide

        The news media can handle the photos as sensitively as possible but, once those photos are released online, the trolls among us will take them and post them where they please with little regard as to whether others who view those pages want to see the photos or not. You may have a choice for a little while but eventually you'll have the photos forced upon you without warning or consent.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
      • Rapaline

        Dismayed –> Wrong. Once it's out, it will be impossible to avoid the image. And it's not what I want my young children to see.

        Hey Dismayed, then be a parent and monitor what your kids see. Have they ever seen the people jumping from the towers? Have you explained what went on that day?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Jody

      True.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • Jeff

      Exactly.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • doug

      Amen to that Michael.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
    • evoc

      Absolutely correct. We American citizens deserve to see that photo of the most loathed man in the world. Let the the decision be ours.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
      • Justice

        Why keep it from being shown? I think we should all see it. It's every Americans right too see it as visual proof that he is dead.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
      • Jon

        Many citizens might want to see photos. Some might need to see photos for some sense of closure. But DESERVE is a strong word. People feel ENTITLED to far too much. For reasons we may not agree with or legitimate reasons we are not privy to, the decision may be to keep the photos classified. In the meantime we should be thanking Obama, the Seals, those in the intelligence community, etc. for their heroic efforts.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
      • Marcelo V Silva

        YES ! WE DESERVE TO SEE THE PHOTOS ! OTHERWISE HOW CAN WE BELIEVE HE WAS KILLED ???

        May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • Tracey

        Amen, let each of us decide.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
      • Abdul Rahman

        They want to put a gruesome photo of the most loathed man in the world responsible for the deaths of thousands on the front of the newspapers? Has George W Bush been shot in the head?

        May 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
      • Grieser

        Hey Rahman... do you REALLY think this is the right time to spout that kind of garbage?

        May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • Ronnie

        Go to indiatimes . com to see the photo of Obama shot in the head.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
      • grannyofmany

        Well said!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Snoop

        Really, Rahman? You can't keep your inner d-bag contain for one day?

        May 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
      • Sarah

        You people act like you are a specialist at recognizing OBL. Really? To you all it would be is a chance to scare your mind with a dead man's gruesome corpse. Why are you so morbid?

        May 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • Nils Osinga

        Hey Grieser,

        Do you american's REALLY believe killing thousands of innocents is only a crime when the life's at stake are american?

        May 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • Tina

        We should have been this insistent on "proof" when we were told by the Bush Administration that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
      • Deo

        @Jon, Yes we DESERVE to see the photos. It's not our sense of "entitlement", but our acute awareness of how we have had to suffer the past 9 years. Have you gone through security at the airport lately? Have you talked to a parent of a soldier overseas, and worse yet, one that has lost their child to the war effort. I could go on and on, but you get what I'm saying. WE ARE the people that terrorist targeted! We DESERVE to see the photo!

        May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • Just so you know

        Abdul Rahman- Your an idiot. I'd be careful what kind of garbage you spout. You never know who is watching. Just so you know.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
      • Sarah

        @"Just so you know" when you are telling someone they are an idiot it is important to use correct grammar, it is "You're and idiot", not "Your and idiot"

        May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
      • Mark

        @Sarah: just so you know, when correcting someone else's grammar, particularly when doing so in a snarky, self-congratulatory manner, it is a good idea to be sure that your own grammar is correct.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
      • DeadRed

        @Nils Osinga
        No killing thousands is a crime when there is intent to do it. If we could make bombs and bullets that only kill the bad guys I'm sure we'd have them. Ugh, sometimes I wonder why we are even allied with the Europeans at all.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • adam

      great call. I vote we throw his dead body off a really tall building.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • egm11

      yes indeed. we are big boys and girls. just put ALL the photos out there. the news media had no problem showing people falling from the towers. THAT was hard to watch. but seeing bin laden with his brains blown out is not a problem.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
      • DonkeyHoatie

        Exactly, it certainly wouldn't bother me, no matter how gruesome. No more than a picture of a squashed cockroach. Not much difference anyway.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
    • SkekLach

      Don't be so sure... A lot of outlets only showed the footage of the planes hitting, buildings collapsing, etc. It's something completely different to see the mangled remains of what was once another human being. As a person who has seen these sorts of things in the past, I promise you that it messes with your head seeing stuff like that.

      While an adult such as I suspect most CNN viewers to be may be able to cope with seeing a site like that, it could lead to some serious mental issues within children.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • David

      What is the problem releasing the photos ? Facts are facts......I bet the deceased victims of 911 would want them published.....

      May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • Julie in Madison, WI

      Confirmed evidence to the Navy Seal that if a Navy Seal says he's dead, he's dead. For those who believe in all conspiracy theories.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
      • I tea-bag/teabaggers

        Woo hoo Wisconsin rules! Recall Walker!

        May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • Marion

      Pithy.....bu I don't think you are considering the reaction of the Muslim community when you insist on the images being released. Why antagonize them when we are already concerned about retaliation and our image in the world? Why do we need to see them anyway? Who the hell needs to see him with bullets in his eyes? I know I don't want to see them. Of course, there are always those who will not believe he is dead until the U.S. "proves it".....like they may want to see the "long form death certificate". What a ridiculous world we live in.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
      • Meredith

        Agree with Marion here. I really don't know how we got the the point in this country where everything is a big conspiracy and everything Obama says has to be questioned. Disagree with his policies, fine, but stop assuming that everything he says is a lie that must be proven true before you believe it.

        These could be really inflammatory images for Muslim extremists. Remember how the video of the dying Iranian woman a couple year's back was a rallying point for Iran's protestors? Do you want to add fuel to the fire? Stop thinking about your own sick fascination with seeing death and start understanding that there could be good reason for not releasing these images.

        Also - for those that say pictures will be enough proof, are you also one of the people that said Obama's long form birth certificate was photo shopped? Seems like you'd just use the same logic for OBL pics. So stop acting like you'll believe it when you see it.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • TWOBEARS

        WHO CARE WHAT THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY THINKS. THEY WERE ALL HAVING A BIG PARTY WHEN THE TOWERS WENT DOWN. THERE WAS NO OUTRAGE FROM THE MUSLIMS WHEN THEY WERE DRAGING OUR GUY'S BODY'S THRU THE STREETS ARE WHEN THEY CUT OUR MENS HEADS OFF. THEY ALL NEED TO GO BACK TO THERE THRID WORLD SHIT HOLES IF THEY DON'T LIKE US.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • MrsFizzy

        With all respect to the Muslim community like you, Marion, they shouldn't identify Bin Laden with themselves. OBL did much harm to them as well – the image of them and their religion and in the deaths of many more innocent Muslims by Al-Qaeda, Taliban and the two wars ...they might feel some closure too.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • Mike Sterling

        That community gets riled up over a cartoon Marion, but has no problem denying basic rights to women. I could care less if it inflames anyone. Show the picture so that everyone knows what happens to you when you support terrorism.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
    • Ryan

      Agreed! We got to see Saddam hang...I think we can handle this!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
      • Kick

        Ryan, for one, Saddam shout not of hanged under those circumstances he was put through , if you truly say the video, there isnt a need for ppl talk trash to someone about to die, that isn't human.. He stood to the end talking back, and even though he was a tyrant and murderer, her didnt deserve that ending.

        However lets see the photos, dont cover up C.I.A. we the people have a right to know as long as its not in a national security situation, this however he is dead, so throw that out the window as an excuse, show the amersian people and the world his post death pictures.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • Justice Done

      I say release them all – the American people – and the world – have a right to not only know, but to see the corpse of this mass murdering ass. OBL forfeited his right to a dignified death when he started murdering innocent civilians. I'm normally a "save the tree" type of person, but for the travesties against humanity that this man committed, I can easily justify this.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • nosnobunny

      I seriously doubt it's more gruesome than the image I have burned into memory of people jumping out of the top floors of the World Trade Centre to avoid burning to death.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
      • SkekLach

        Is it the kind of image you'd want on the front page though, where your children would be exposed to it?

        I want to see the image too. I want there to be closure and for us to be able to tell people to put their tin foil hats away. I want it to be something more private though and something carefully handled. I don't want my 10 year old niece grabbing a candy bar and looking over at the newspaper rack to see someone's eviscerated skull.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
      • Roger

        You are absolutely right. I will never forget that image and i will never accept building a mosque, an Islamic shrine, on the ground where they died.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • Rich

        Amen to that.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
      • Elle

        Anymore gruesome than the photos released of JFK after he was shot? If the American public can see their own president in that state then, we can certainly handle seeing bin Laden now. Those who wish to not see it, don't look.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
      • Steve Thomas

        Bunny,

        Well stated, you are absolutely correct; the images of those poor people jumping are burned into my mind as well. No human being should have to make such a decision...

        May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • Van

        Agreed.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • TERRI

        THE SITES AND THE SOUNDS OF PEOPLE JUMPING FROM THE WTC ARE HORRIBLE, WHEN ANY OF THE TERRORIST ARE CAUGHT ALIVE WE OUGHT LOCK THEM UP AND PLAY THOSE SOUNDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • Kana

        Except the video of those jumping from the WTC did not show the people impacting the ground below. Yes I agree watching and knowing those people jumped to their death can be disturbing. Rather than publishing the pictures in print let them be published on the internet where access can be age restricted.

        @ Roger – The so called mosque is not being built on the site of the World Trade Center. Nobody died at the site of the planned mosque due to the 9\11 attacks.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Karen

        100% agree! those images of people jumping from 80 floors were so horrible it gives me chills to this day. The photo probably isan't as gruesome as half of the stuff you see on tv anyway. Show us the photo!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
      • mICHELLE

        Amen. Those images haunt me to this day. I want to see Osama. I want to know with 100% certainty that he got what was coming to him.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
      • nosnobunny

        Kana, unfortunately there are pictures of people impacting the ground. I consider myself to be fairly street smart and somewhat jaded by life but those pictures made me physically sick to my stomach. I think I can handle seeing the mutilated face of their executioner. The choice to look or not look would be up to me.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
      • Jim

        I don't need to see his face to know he is dead. However, I do want to see it.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • CCM

        The mosque being built two blocks from ground zero was only an issue during the election. It IS being built

        May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • espytime

        I agree. There is nothing WORSE then watching those innocent people jumping to their deaths. When I think of all the murders that day........I still automatically see all the people jumping and watch as the reporter nearly jumped out of his skin every time another body would land on the roof above him with a loud crash. SHOW THE PHOTO'S AND LETS ME DONE WITH IT.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • Elizabeth

      Agreed.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
    • chris

      great comeback,

      May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Lisa

      Amen

      May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • Mark Kennedy

      Yes it can. I've seen the results of high-powered carbines, and it's not pretty.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • Mike

      Well put, Michael in Houston!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • Brian

      Let's see the photo and let every would-be martyr for the cause see it so they can see what THEY will look like before they get their 72 virgins.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • SirDirtiness

        Much to his dismay, it was 72 Vegans

        May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Will never forget

        I hope his virgins are dudes....

        May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
      • Dale

        It will 72 VIRGINIANS....

        May 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Tony Elar

      Let's see thye dirt bag's head with it's gaping wound,afterall we have seen Che's,Benito's,Sadams...etc..etc..

      May 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • justice

      Pakistan is not a problem, Pakistani politicians are main cause of these issue, it can be finished long time ago but, these bastrads can do any thing for money, hen with golden egg is gone, all the money which they got through them they did not use for pakistan, i wish that americans and world should freeze alll the money of these politicians and gave back to Pakistani peoples, they got the money and use it for there kids comfort, they are also responsible for the the death of american soldiers civilians childerens by playing double game

      May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
    • Chris

      I remember watching innocent men and women falling to there deaths from the WTC. The photo is to greusome . BS I believe we should put this on the front page of all newspapers. If you dont like it dont look. To much mamby Pamby land here.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
      • HS

        maybe a limited television viewing would be better. wouldn't want children to see such a gruesome picture in newspapers across the country. if there was an announcement of when the picture would be shown on TV, then parents could have some control. I recal my 6 year old nephew finding a Newsweek magazine with Sept 11 photos ... very difficult for him.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • Karen

      I think posting the death photos of OBL would be inflammatory and the only people it would serve would be those with a sick fascination about his death.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • espytime

        I do not have a sick fascination with his death. I want to see with my OWN eyes that we are rid of him. If you would rather not see the photos.........look away!

        May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
      • Sue

        Well said Karen. Justice is one thing......revenge is something totally different. There's no reason those pics need to be released. Besides, isn't it really up to the man who captured him...our Commander in Chief. After all, he's made all the right calls so far, I trust he'll make the right call here also.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
    • brent

      ya I think America can handle seeing this photo. You can tune into any detective/forensics show on mainstream TV and see gory stuff. We've handled death photos before – the photo of musolini hanging dead from a lightpost was pretty graphic and yet Americans handled that.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • kkempf

      Nor could they be worse than watching Daniel Pearl get beheaded over the internet. Keep everything in perspective.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • Denry Masherio

      images.google.com, then search for "bin laden dead" for the photo.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • Jason

        The photos of Bin Laden dead going around on the web are 100% fake. Even the US Gov admits this. It is a photoshopped pic of him all bloody and messed up with a bullet hole to the forehead, but clearly a old photo was used to do this.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Greg

      I saw the photo yesterday on a turkish website without even a conserted effort.. It's really not that difficult to find if you make a minimal effort. I will not post a link, but it's out there.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • You're wrong

        The image floating around the net at the moment is a fake, and not even a very good one.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
      • Chris

        Pretty sure what you saw was fake since they haven't released the photos yet unless the seals decided to give it to a Turkish newspaper. Some people are way too gullible.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
      • Autumn

        The photo you saw was a photoshopped image of one of his most famous photos. There is no way that a Turkish media site has the photo when the photo is in the hands of the US military. The photo has not been released, but it should be.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • craine

      If the American people tolerated watching peopl die in the World trade center and then watch a young American get beheaded on tv then we are certainly able to view the body of bin Laden's bullet holes and all!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • mseikeh

      Agreed!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • G in Boston

      You're all thinking about the wrong issue here. Whether or not to release the photo has nothing to do with American's "deserving" to see it or not, or it being too gruesome to view - the problem instead is that the US government rightly fears that putting out a bloodied photo of Osama will be seen as dragging his body through the streets and taunting by those who either supported him or by people who didn't but need any excuse to hate us.

      We were furious when pictures of our bloodied soldiers in Somalia were released by their Black Hawk Down captors, this is the same sort of thing.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
      • Autumn

        The difference between the OBL photo and the BHD photo is rather large, don't you think?! The BHD mission was meant to capture a violent war lord. OBL conducted the attacks on 9/11 against innocent civilians. I understand that the fear is that retaliation may take place from other extremists, but do you really think that showing the photo is more inflammatory to al-qaeda than OBL's actual death?! If they are going to respond, it will have nothing to do with the photo. And WHO CARES if it's taunting those who support him? If people have supported him, then they have supported terror and global mass murders! They deserve the same fate as OBL.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Scott

      I say make it a pay per view event ( pictures and video ) and take all the proceeds and distribute them amongst the families of those service men and women killed and or the families of those affected by the attacks.

      As to the validity if we "got him" let there be no doubt it's him. The thirst the American public has to see this clown laying on the floor with a fatal wound in his forehead is priceless. The only thing better would be a pack of hungry rats eating him alive.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
    • Greg

      Al this time begging for a photo to be posted; no time actually searchign google for "bin laden death photo"

      May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
      • Cory

        You do know that photo is a fake right?

        May 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
      • kckaaos

        there are already several fakes out there....along with the pictures used to create them. the only one that has not been debunked is so out of focus you cannot tell who it is. It is probably a fake too because it is not very gruesome at all.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
      • realdude

        you've been faked out, dude

        May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • aj

      i couldnt agree more...

      May 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Bourbon

      Put it on a website and have people pay to see it. Use the money to bring us out of the budget crisis started by this man after 9-11.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Paula

      OH please, you can't tell me that's all the pics they took and they took NO VIDEO. BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Those guys had on helmet cams or at least a couple of them did. I want to see the video of the burial itself and the pics of him. Not because I'm happy he's dead but because I want to see for myself that it is him. I don't care how gruesome the pic
      is

      May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • Isiah Tadeo

      We should have tshirts printed up.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • Isiah Tadeo

      Burial at sea? How about "burial at toilet". Or "burial at pork sausage factory"......

      May 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
      • Anne Sagar

        NO! I don't want him getting into perfectly good pork!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Josh

      Back on 9/11, the news media did self-censor what visuals it took, and then disseminated. For example, the cameraman intentionally turned his lens away from recording any images of that woman who exited the WTC elevator, covered in burning jet fuel. The cameramen also choose to not shoot any images of the people jumping out of windows, nor of their bodies upon hitting the ground.

      We were "protected" from the really gruesome images of 9/11.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • Autumn

        You obviously haven't seen the documentary The Falling Man. There ARE tons of photos of people jumping from the towers and one very famous one was printed through several media outlets on 9/12. They deemed the photos too gruesome and decided that it would be more representative of the American spirit to post the pictures of the first responders instead. I didn't see any photos of the bodies impacting the ground, nor would I want to. But if you have seen any images of these jumpers, your can only imagine what their demise was like.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
    • Rose

      Agreed! What could be more gruesome than the jumpers from the WTC?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
    • Judy from Dallas

      Or the photos of our soldiers being dragged through the streets or tortured?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
    • Carmen

      doubtful!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
    • Monica

      AMEN, Michael!!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • Miranda

      If this would have happened under Bush's Administration, MANY people would just believed it, no questions would have been asked. But because Barack Obama was in charge, everyone wants to question it. This is straight up bullsh*t.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • Dave

        People would likely have been more inclined to believe it because Bush would probably wouln't have quickly and conveniently plopped his body in the drink without releasing photos or inviting the media and others to view the body. Dubya was quite possibly the most awful president we've ever had, but people's skepticism doesn't rest on politics, it rests on how this was handled.

        May 4, 2011 at 6:12 am |
    • MTLGUY

      The only reason I could imagine for witholding the photo would be to prevent its use by Islamic extremists. Once released, that photo to some will be a photo of a 'martyr' and it will be put on every thing imaginable from t-shirts to cigarette packs in an effort to drive support. Like trying to put out a fire with gasoline, the last thing America needs is more fuel for terrorists to convince people to strap on a bomb belt and harm Americans.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • Mom to 3

      Pics or it didn't happen.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Michael in Modesto

      I agree!! Print the pictures, it certainly cannot be any more shocking than people falling from the twin towers. My children can go see movies with more blood and gore than I would expect from photos of OBL. Now let's get out of Afghanistan and Iraq!!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • raul

      I say If President Obama watched the full raid why cant we get some clips ......we never wanted 3000 and more people died in 9/11 we cried the whole cried, show us the clips or photographs we will rejoice with happiness and salute to all those seal team and who died in in 9/11 .

      May 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • Sally

      I agree 100% we the people should be shown the pictures. For the faint hearted they do not need to look.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • Sally

      I agree 100 percent, we the people should be shown the pictures, for the faint hearted they do not need to look.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • David

      I agree with others that it's can't be ANY worse than the horrible images of 9-11 with people jumping out of buildings, which the media had no problem showing. Come on, our country deserves some proof of the revenge.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Sally

      I agree , we the people should be shown the pictures, for the faint hearted they do not need to look.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Mark

      Funny, last night, for some reason, my ten year old told me he knew the difference between hanger and hangar. I assume his body was in a hangar, not a hanger

      May 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • Bobbe503

      There is an Italian site that is publishing the photo of Bin Laden that everyone seems to want to see. You can copy and paste:
      http://notizie.it.msn.com/approfondimento/articolo.aspx?cp-documentid=157273621
      It is interesting to me that the US chose the civilized and compassionate way to bury this man and yet now we may have "deathers", those who doubt he was really killed. Crazy.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
    • Guest

      Yes. I don't recall saying a single close-up photo of, for example, a bloodied victim of the 9-11 attacks after he/she jumped out of the towers. They're not talking about the gruesome "act", but a gruesome "photo".

      May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
    • ExaltedMan

      I agree.

      It can't be more gruesome seeing living humans jumping down the tower to their deaths.

      It can't be more gruesome to see the bones of people who were just alive a month back and were cowardly killed.

      It can't be more gruesome innocent men, women and even children driven alive into the inferno and burned alive, all these right before millions of people watching the event.

      So go ahead, show it to us, and we have enough courage to see his GRUESOME deabody and bring solace to our hearts knowing that this EVIL person is surely a DEAD MEAT.

      Go ahead, we are waiting.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • Zeenat Noorali

      do they have any pic. after they bath him for burial, so it won't be so gruesome

      May 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • B Thomas

      I'm so glad he was killed versus being captured alive, because I don't want to listen to what he has to say.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
    • Guest

      @Michael in Houston: Well said!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Gene in AZ

      Here is a link to the first photo. It is a little gruesome but as stated earlier, not as bad a 9-11 with people jumping to their deaths and others.
      http://icwnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/first_photo_os_osama_dead.jpg

      May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Magwister

      Hahaha.....so you lot can tolerate a mangled human being shown on TV but not a nipple?!!! Strange people.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Dave In Sperry

      One of the main OBL death photos was available on gulfnews.com yesterday. But I can't seem to locate it today. Anyway, gory head wound or not, it was unmistakably him. General facial features were still very discernible to me, and since his mouth was partially opened you could easily see all of his front teeth. They were an absolute perfect match to many other photos I've seen of OBL were the front teeth were visible. Make no mistake, they got the right guy.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
      • Autumn

        I'm not trying to be rude, but do you know how gullible you sound? You're on a CNN blog, posted today, where people are debating whether the photo should be released. The White House, and every popular news organization, has announced that OBL's photo HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. And yet, you believe that over CNN, FoxNews, AP, MSNBC, that GULF NEWS has the official photo?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • Stef

      Excellent point, Michael!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
    • StaceyinOhio

      I agree that we should have the option to see the photos. I also agree with the comment about ht escnese of 9/11 being far more greusome than what OBLs death photo could be. They show beligerantly horrifying garbage on television and in movies, for ENTERTANMENT, but they question wether or not we can "handle" photos of a VERY REAL "bad guy" getting what was too long a time coming. ???? They wont sensor child pornography web sites, but they will sensor justice? I personally would rather see this monster's head blown apart than some of the trash on tv and the internet. A woman from right here where I live, Cathy Salter (rest in peace, Cathy. Now you can. God Bless) was one of the victims in the WTC on 9/11. She will never be able to see her killer brought to justice. By seeing REAL PROOF that he really is dead, at least her family here can. So, yes, those of us who WANT to see the photos ARE ENTITLED. The comment about "...feel we are entiled to too much..." : your definition of ENTITLED evidently does NOT come from your own experience. A wrongful sense of entitlement would be better described as those getting welfare not out of NEED, but out of LAZINESS. (SEVERAL in this area.) They feel ENTITLED to OUR tax dollars. See the difference?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
      • Autumn

        I agree with your points. However, I don't feel that justice was served. We gave OBL exactly what he wanted. He wanted to go out in a hail of bullets and accommodated that. Whether the photo is released, he will still be praised by Muslim extremists, he will still be martyred by his followers. If al qaeda retaliates, they will do it with or without the release of the photos. If it makes even one victim of his terror feel better, then I say that it should be released.

        It is equally infuriating that they gave him a proper burial. What about the 3000 people on 9/11 who didn't get proper burial rites?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • PS

      To Michael in Houston-so true!!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
    • David

      I agree 100%.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
    • kckaaos

      I think the photos should be published just to kill off about 20% of the conspiracy theories.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
    • LeahB

      Exactly. This is the one instance in my life when I can shamelessly say, "The gorier, the better."

      May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
    • Jen

      The man has plunged the world into war and division throughout the middle east and cost the world untold billions of dollars and they are worried that the picture is gruesome... give me a break... show the darn picture. There will forever be conspiracy theories if you don't. We need to see his lifeless body so that we can obtain closure.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
    • ParoD

      Yes, the pictures should be released. Gaddafi needs to see what a US SEALS beauty treatment is like.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
    • RS Buffalo

      The Arab extremist need to see it and believe it as well. Kudos to the team and our Commander in Chief!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • hirolla74

      Or the gruesome photos of the dead contractors that were dragged and hung in Falluja, Iraq.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Ralphie

      Yes it can.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • john

      What do you people not understand about the government not releasing the photos? Why give radical islamic followers the propoganda they want? He is dead and that is all that matters. If he isn't, then it doesn't change my day to day life. I will never forget 911 and the people who died. That is my way of honoring them, not lowering ourselves even further by posting pictures.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • Howard

      If it wasn't for the INTEL from the Bush term, Obama would not have found bin Ladin. That INTEL came from GITMO, you know, the place Obama wanted to close. That INTEL resluted from interrogations ... you know the interograions Obama wanted to stop.

      Obama is an shameful opportunist and narcissist, who will gladly take all the credit, regardles of contributions by anyone else ... while conveniently avoiding responsibility, by blaming problems and defeats on everybody else. I doubt if Obama will concede to the fact that Bush's actions contributed to the bin Laden killing. Like the story of the scorpion and the frog, It's simply Obama's nature to feed his huge ego at all costs. So, I can only assume that George Bush will continue to be Obama's favorite whipping boy ... and the excuse for all Obama's short comings.

      Obama probably did not release photos and video at this time, so when he releases them later, so he can string out this story, continue getting more credit, and milk it for every last drop of media coverage he can.

      From Audacity of Hope:

      "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." – Barack Obama

      May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
      • ParoD

        Stop manipulating quotes to serve your political purpose:
        http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/ownwords.asp

        May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
    • JOE

      i don't think we need to see it, knowing he is dead is good enough...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • pointless1

      They did it with Saddam and his sons.. They should do it for him as well and be done with it.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Tiffany

      Common sense: for respect and security issues don't you think the info will come out at the right time? Would you want your children turning the cahnnel and seeing pics that are not suitable? Stop being haters and believe in OUR presidents abilities SMDH.......

      May 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
    • J Robinson

      I am sure American blood lust will soon be fed by this grotesque image.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • ya

      just google ossama bin laden dead and click pictures. It's there.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • marine2armyof1

      I dont know if CNN is playing an act or if they want everyone to believe the garbage set in motion by the white house (government). Dont get me wrong I love my country but this government of ours is shady. Please let me tell you that for one the movie LOOSE CHANGE 2nd Edition needs to be publicized more and then people will understand that one person wasnt to blame for 911 its so much more than that but its easy to blame just one person. But what draws my attention to type here is because this so called picture of this OBL dead photo clear to see its him in the face they claim is a fake. I have a copy of the original on my iPhone. From the nose down it is all Photoshopped. But then again CNN publicly says this is a real pic. Nice reporting. But if you want it email me and ill send it.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • jammydevil

      Gruesome pictures of 9-11? Really? What gruesome pics of mangled bodies where printed in US papers? NONE!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
    • Stro

      Well said.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • JMB

      Michael you nailed it.. watching our brothers and sisters jump from the towers for fear of being burned alive is, no question, far worse... there is no remorse for OBL and anything he stood for.. If the Muslims of the word get upset, so be it.. They should all applaud the demise of this turban-clown as he killed more Muslims than any other group of people...
      Bring out the pics and the video.. Lets see all of it !!!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
    • ram

      if you guys want to see photo, you can see it here http://epaper.eenadu.net/svww_index1.php (select date may 03, if you are not seeing it today)

      May 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  25. Mike

    The American people have a right to see his face and or what was left of it, so there is no question as to whether or not he is dead

    May 3, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  26. Don

    I don't care to see the pictures myself but some people will refuse to believe he's dead until they see it for themselves.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  27. Joe

    Too Gruesome? In America, we can have tramps parading around in little to no clothing being worshipped on MTV, we can have TV shows depicting violence or horror movies like Saw and Hostel but when it comes to the cold hard truth about a man who murdered thousands of Americans it's "too gruesome"?

    Let's get real here. The photo needs to be made available — if not for any other reason than for the victim family members. I for one want to see it, no matter how gorey it is.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  28. jedicookie

    so what show it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  29. Rob

    Just show the photo for crying out loud. With all the world in disarray and fighting in this country and bombing in that one you don't think the public can handle such a photo. We've been in a war since the Persian Gulf in 1990. And with the tv, internet ect. people have seen mangled bodies and distorted pictures of human beings killed by gunfire, 500lb bombs, gunships, IED's.. Showing proof of OBL death isn't going to stir up some "hornets nest" anymore than the killing of the man himself. The US needs to stop being so PC in todays day and age and get back to the Reagan years of we are a Superpower, we don't cow down to pressure or worries about another countries feelings

    May 3, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  30. adam

    This guy showed webcasts of our men being beheaded to the world; I say let us show the world his bullet ridden face.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  31. truthseeker

    Not appropriate? since when is it the governments job to tell us what is appropriate for us to see? Enough being spoon fed. Release the damn photos and let us look if we want. not the governments decision. In every other country they show gory mutilated photos and video on their news. here we dont even show them. we as a people have a right to see those photos. they should have been released that day.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  32. CMC

    "Photos of OBLs body at a hanger after he was brought back to Afghanistan." The correct spelling is "hangar," which is in the last paragraph of the article. Proofreading, anyone?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  33. NewRome

    Show it Geronimo.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  34. Nan Tucket

    At a "hanger"? Like Mussolini?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  35. amy rohrschneider

    We lost so many people, in order for us as a nation to put this to bed....We need to see his body! It doesn't matter how gruesome! In fact, the more gruesome the better! What we watched happen on 9/11, nothing will ever compare to that horrific and gruesome scene. We can handle it and we want to see it!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  36. markus

    show the picture of him with the head wound. they've never stopped to think of how they displayed our soldiers and dead. we used to do public hangings and there was less crime, same sort of principle applies here. personally i think they should show the video of him using a woman as a shield, all of his bravado talk and he pulls that weak action.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  37. burqua

    Let them publish the pictures! I need a new liner for my birdcage!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  38. Ken

    Post them on Live Leak

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  39. Thea

    Was this written by a five year old? Siiiigh.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  40. Leo Cheung

    All I can say is that I eagerly await this photo and hopefully any footage of this historic moment.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  41. FrankJ

    In America, it is the general custom to display the Body at funerals as confirmation that the person is dead–confirmation by the head of what the heart may not be ready to accept. Families tend to need this kind of closure.

    If officials do not make the photos of bin Laden available in some form to those who are willing to look, we will have to endure years, perhaps decades of claims that he is not really dead and that "they" faked the man's death to boost the president's poll number or some other nefarious reason.

    The government needs to release the photos. America and the world needs this closure.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  42. Chuck

    Post the pictures! It will provide validity and closure for Americans. So what if it's gruesome... put a warning on them and release them! We are all adults here.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
    • FrankJ

      Well, we're not ALL adults here. There is at least a moral obligation to take precautions against young children from seeing something inappropriate for them.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  43. mike

    well..what do we get to see

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  44. chris

    I think people of America need and deserve to see these pictures if they want to. It will bring closure to many who have suffered for nearly a decade!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  45. Jeff

    Post the pictures and show others what they can expect to happen if they follow terrorist leaders.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  46. Gyno_American

    We deserve to see the images if we so choose. Further, we paid for them with our tax dollars, and have waited a long time to avenge 9/11.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  47. Gyno_American

    We deserve to see the images if we so choose. Further, we paid for them with our tax dollars, and have waited a long time to avenge 9/11. Release them now.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  48. Barbara

    Oh please. They are too gruesome. We see alot worse in the movies and on TV. We watched people jump to their deaths from the World Trade Center. We saw the death photos from Hussein's sons when they were killed. And now you say these pictures of Osama are too gruesome. They longer obama waits to show some kind of proof, the less credible it becomes.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  49. tn8chusrdhd

    For crying out loud! We can watch our fellow Americans being blown up by terrorist and watch them jump to their deaths, but we can't see this bastard get what he deserved. Our children play gruesome war games on wide screens and blow each other to bits and watch the blood run, but lets not harm Americans by putting up this picture!? Put up a warning and give us what we deserve. The right to put this to rest! Stop deciding what we can handle seeing, what we can eat,what we can play on the playground and let us be the "free" country we are supposed to be.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am |
    • Paul

      My children don't play those games. But display the photos and I'll decide if I want to look at them or allow my children to see them...

      May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  50. Fullbag

    Soooo...don't put it on the front page. Make a link with a disclaimer. If someone wants to look, they can. If not, they don't click.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  51. Earl Deetz

    Post the photos.

    We all watched the endless loop of the towers exploding and innocent people jumping to their deaths.

    A head shot picture of the king of terrorists is nothing compared to those images of total carnage.

    Kudos to the SEAL / SOF-D operators who completed the mission.

    Nice shootin', boys.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  52. Brian

    if your worried about the kids seeing it then that is the job of the parent. If you allow your child to play some the latest video games on PS3 and Xbox360, then the gruesomeness of the photos will unfortunately not shock your child. For those parents that allow their kids to see the photo, they need to sit down and discuss it with them so that they understand what they see. Dont let the government decide how to raise your children. STAND UP AND BE A PARENT!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  53. Lynn

    It cannot be anymore gruesome than that of the war. Most Americans wish to see this for peace of mind! Of course, what journalist in their right mind would post it upon a front page? I say let the photos out and trust the American people–the world's people. If it's posted on front pages, well, just goes to show you what has become of this world.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:48 am |
  54. Inappropriate Allah Muhammad O'Reilly

    I'll give $1 to the first person to create an animated GIF of a massive wang thrusting in and out of his head wound. $2 if there's a Quran on the tip of it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:49 am |
  55. kris

    It was ok for us to see our own people jump from buildings because there was not other way out, for our own people walking the streets of New York bleeding not knowing where to run next, for all of us to see the plans actually hitting the towers hoping that our loved ones weren't inside and grieving for the ones that were. I want to see his bloody face, so I can SPIT on it!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  56. Yup

    Amen to that!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  57. Christopher

    I can't believe it, till i see it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:51 am |
    • Greg

      ...and you probably won't believe even if you do see it. The assumption of conspiracy or veracity is made almost immediately, and there is very little most people will accept as fact against their point of view once they've made up their minds. Try searching google for "bin laden death photo". It just seems easier than posting on online forums about how you won't believe until you see it.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  58. Wes

    I don't need to see the picture to prove to me he is dead. I want the picture shown so the rest of leaders of jihadist understands that this is what will happen to them if they Fk with the USA.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:51 am |
    • adam

      agreed!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • Shay

      Gold star to you!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • Brian

      I agree with Wes. Post the pics in every newspaper, large and small, around the world, so that any would-be wannabe terrorist can see their fate.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
    • Marion

      Like they care!! it will only convince them to carry on the "jihad". The more gruesome the pictures, the more they will _want_ to die like that. These people don't think like normal human beings.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • ConnecticutSammy

      These pictures will not discoourage the jihadists. To them, OBL's death was martyrdom, the most honorable way to die, and the goal of every true Moslem. Theirs is a culture of death. The pictures will only drive them harder.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
    • jellyfishdude

      he suffered a more humane death than some of the terrorists have given to their victims.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • jen

      oh Yes!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Danko Ramone

      So you want to teach them that we'll spend billions of dollars on a war, killing civilians and sacrificing thousands of our own soldiers, just to kill one guy?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  59. prosperity4ever

    I dont care...I want to see the pics!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  60. Eric

    If we were subjected to live footage of 9/11, we can handle seeing these pictures of him today. Stop pussy-footing around and just release them already.

    I'm sick of every administration using information like this as political poker chips.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  61. TXJack

    So we are supposed to believe someone’s photos and word that Osama is bead
    Really? Really,.

    Why are there all a sudden so many pictures available of the obama watching the raid and it is so well organized??

    Then how fake was this, everyone watching a raid that we know was going to be a success.

    I do not doubt that Osama is Dead.
    However I do not think that we had anything to do with his death.

    We have been monitoring his whereabouts since 2007.
    Everybody knows that Osama was in poor health due to Kidney failure.

    The current administration probably picked up a transmission that Osama was dying.

    So what better way to look good and get reelected then stage a FAKE raid that we knew was going to be a success.

    Then get the body, burn the place to the ground to get of evidence that Osama was dying.
    Most important get rid of the body by a burial at sea so there would be no proof that he died of Kidney failure .

    One of the commanders even stated that Osama did not have a gun or did not try to reach for one.
    So then why shoot him in the head 2 times??

    Do you really believe everything that you read and they show you on TV ??

    Also how convenient was this that is was done on May 1st.
    This is the same day in 1945 that they announced that Hitler was dead and they had the body.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
    • I tea-bag/teabaggers

      Don't you need to go secede or something? Don't forget to vote for chuck norris you fing retard!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Someone with a brain

      Of course photos aren't good enough, you're too busy tea bagging to look at them.

      It was well-organized because it had been planned for the last month, ever since we confirmed it was bin Laden there.

      You do not doubt he is dead, however if it were a bible thumpn', gun totin' NECK giving the order, you would be a part of the celebration. You would probably also give the administration as much credit as Rummy gave himself on Fox News(what a joke)

      The kidney failure was a rumor that was never confirmed, (show me a certificate)

      Sure we knew the job would be a success, it was the SEALs.

      The place wasn't burned to the ground, and the body was ditched at sea for VERY good reasons, (the biggest of which was so he couldn't have a shrine, but also because NO country allowed his body to be buried in their soil)

      No, bin Laden didn't have a gun. He didn't need to. You'd shoot him in the eyes Boondock Saints style also regardless of being armed or not. This was a KILL mission, not a capture mission. This monster was beneath our legal system, and did not deserve a fair trial, nor another breath, not even in Guantanamo.

      I don't believe everything from TV, but when it's on every channel, regardless of political bias, I'll believe this story. Especially if a SEAL says he's dead.

      Sure it would have been a coincidence that it was May 1st. But that would only apply if it WAS May 1st. It was 1AM local time, May 2nd.

      Suggestions: buy a calendar, read a book, take off the blinders and celebrate with the rest of the free world.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • George

      I am a conservative and I give congrats to Obama for giving the order and also for its success. You people with your wild thoughts and conspiracy theories are all whack -o's. Go and get a life people will ya? You could of had a personal invite from Obama to go on the mission to see first hand and you would probably still say it was all staged. Some of you people need some serious psychriatric meds.

      May 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  62. Kelly

    agreed! if he is really dead let us americans see for ourselves!! give us the pleasure of seeing it!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  63. Melody

    I am with you Michael. Show the pics....we can choose to view them or not.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  64. Steve Davis

    I agree with Michael from Houston – I have seen photos of those who jumped from the Twin Towers, bin Boys can't be any worse than that. Unfortunately there will always be those who claim he isn't dead, so let's show the pics with warnings and be done with it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  65. roliver

    We don't need anyone to censor what we see. Thanks. If we don't want to look we don't have to but Americans deserve the opportunity to decide for themselves what they think is too disturbing.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  66. Jen

    "Cant be any more gruesome then the photos and footage of 9-11"

    Agreed.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  67. kpon

    I think America is willing to see a gruesome image to attain some level of closure. And the conspiracy nuts need something to pick apart.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  68. Chris

    Alwackos put the beheading of the journalist on the internet, nothing could be worse than that. Show me the picture!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  69. dayofmourning

    Can't be any grosser than the video of our innocent countrymen jumping out of a hundred story building because they knew the alternative was to burn to death horribly. I can't rejoice in his death, but it is justice served and I am glad that this justice still prevails in today's age.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  70. Karen

    Let's be clear about one thing. OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden! An American soldier, who just a few weeks ago Obama debated as to whether or not to PAY, did. Obama just happened to be the one in office when our SOLDIERS finally found OBL and took him out. The courier was discovered in 2007 when BUSH was in office. If we're going to give ODUMA some credit, let's give BUSH some credit also! This is NOT a presidential or political victory, this is an AMERICAN VICTORY!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am |
    • txmom

      It was OBAMA who made the decision to use ground forces and not just blow the hell out of stuff like Bush always did. It took courage to do that because if it failed, he was the only one who would have to shoulder the blame. I think Bush did the best he could with what info he had. It just took time for the info to be gathered and verified. And, by the way, the "entire world" is not shouting"Where's the proof." Only dense people like you are. If you don't believe our president, then believe the military you're always supposedly supporting since they're verifying that he's dead.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • flip

      I wish you teatards would get a new talking point to spam this morning. It isn't Democrats wanting to stop paying veterans and soldiers- it's your blessed Republicans. It wasn't the Democrats playing chicken about shutting down the government- it was the Republicans. Will you people ever get your heads out of your posteriors?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Sue

      One thing to say to that.....Bush spent 8 years chasing WMD's, Obama spent 8 months tracking Bin Laden....who do you really think i s WINNING!!!! Give me a break!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • George

        This is just a very positive moment for the country. Its not about if the Dems are winning or the Repubs. Get real! There is still double digit unemployment and 5 dollar a gallon gas. Don't get your democratic / liberal panties in a bunch already. Geeezzz!

        May 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  71. kibwe McGann

    Without those photos the conspiracy theorists are going to have a feild day. Kingston Jamaica

    May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  72. Andrea from Ct

    Why should the US conform to Islamic burial beliefs when thousands of Americans died on 9/11. They died and were charred to death with no final resting place. I'm sure thus was against their beliefs. I just don't get it our country.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  73. Julie in Madison, WI

    If it's the most recognizable, publish it worldwide as proof, backed up with DNA evidence.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  74. Kelly in Maryland

    They need to release it regardless of how gruesome it is. Release it with a warning for those that don't want to see it. But i guarantee that 95% of the population want to see it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am |
  75. GoodAdvice

    It can't be any more gruesome than the old Photoshopped photos from 2007 that are abundantly available through Google image search.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:55 am |
  76. Autumn

    That is the most accurate comment I have seen yet today!! Your absolutely right!!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:55 am |
  77. SACHUGG

    Let us see 'em, we can handle it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • Joe

      I agree, thanks to national geographic and the previous wars I've seen everything from mangled remains to blown off limbs all in HD. They could even blur out the hole in the heads (perfect shot, between the eyes) if they feel they must.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  78. TXJack

    This all happened during a time when the debt is rising, gas prices are skyrocketing and Obama ratings are at an all time low
    How very very convenient..

    May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • I tea-bag/teabaggers

      Jealous much?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
      • TXJack

        Nope not at all.

        A great PR script that was done for one purpose and benefit. Bush should have thought of it.

        It was all too very well photographed and documented or was it just coincidence that all the cameras were there???

        May 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  79. ed

    show the pic to the world ,tey should of brought him back to ground zero in new york and hung him up for all the world to see,and let the birds pick his bones clean show them we mean business and take the rest of the terriorist out of this world

    May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  80. me

    They showed the pictures of Saddam's sons and they were pretty gruesome- they should just post them– you can choose to look or not– personally I think it will be closure and security for a lot of people– including myself.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • TXJack

      They have not finished Photoshopping them yet,,

      May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  81. Heather

    Yeah, or the beheading videos the taliban so proudly displayed. Back at you, effers...

    May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  82. SKE

    We will put a boot up your A$$ it's the American way. Or a bullet in your head. Either way works for me he is gone...........

    May 3, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  83. Liz in Texas

    The picutre would show the world that USA means what they say!!! When we said we would get him, we meant it!!! You can run, but you cannot hide, eventually your luck runs out and the USA will be there to take care of business!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  84. manny p

    the point is not which is more gruesome, & thereby less objectionable in the public forum. That they exist for the public record is enough. They should be made available for verification, not displayed prominently as trophies of honor. Perhaps we should move on as a society and contemplate how we get out the second grave we have dug before someone starts shoveling the dirt in on top of us.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  85. Doc in Crystal Lake

    Take the risk. Put any doubts about this b&^*#$%ds demise to rest. It could well be a lesson for his remaining henchmen as to what they should expect in the future. Kudos to the SEAL team that carried out the raid and kudos as well to President Barrack H. Obama for making the decision to go for it!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  86. jewelgirl

    After what this nation has seen with the towers on 9/11 and the physical carnage of our men and womem in uniform who is to say that it is too gruesome for print. We are entiled to see what has forever changed our lives and all of our children's for eternity. Front page if you please!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  87. Chris

    SHOW ME THE PICTURES!!! I WANT TO SEE FOR MYSELF!! AND YES, I AM YELLING!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  88. Stan

    Could be a great deterent for future terrorists in training. Talk about being scared straight. I say show it.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  89. Jaimito

    no need to sanitize death. people should see what it means when presidents send troops to kill people, either deserved or not. this is real life, not a video game. as for the muslim world, they should see it too, just like they saw all those died in 911 captured on tv live.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  90. Tina

    Oh please get over yourself Wes...just like we can F with them, they can F with us right back...they knew people were going to demand photos to believe their lies...it just seems strange that the only evidence we have is his body (dumped in sea) and pictures (too gruesome to be shown to people). They think by showing a video of where he was and some blood spots on the floor is going to convince us! Yea right...think again...Americans aren't as stupid as you have trained us to be!

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  91. Jackie NJ

    So it's ok for us to see

    U.S Soldier dragged through Mogadishu

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  92. Mac in 'Bama

    Show it. If we see it then THEY see it too, and it shows them what will happen to them. Whether it takes a day or a decade, we WILL see to it that they are brought to justice. People's minds can be changed quickly when they are forced to stare at their own mortality.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  93. jakeb

    Why not release them to Saudi Arabia, and let his own homeland (which abandoned him) choose to release them? Then, if there's fallout, let them share the blame?

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  94. adam

    Roll that beautiful bean footage.

    May 3, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  95. Lee

    We should have the right to see the pictures, this guy killed are friends, family members, and 9-11 was gruesome to watch. The government acts like we never seen death before, news flash we see terrible pictures of our American brothers and sisters all the time. Now when it comes to an enemy we cant see the pictures???? RELEASE THE PHOTO'S PLEASE !!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  96. Jim S

    Hangar vs hanger – please use spell check. "If it is important enough for a headline, it is important enough for the use of SpellCheck."

    May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • Brad

      Actually Jim, spell check would not work there as you have two different words and both are spelled correctly.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • Chris

      True. Spell check only works if a word is technically misspelled. We can attribute this to a lazy editor not doing his/her job.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  97. Amy

    They should show the photos. Want it to be true, but you got to give the American people something. Gruesome? What about 9/11? Show the pictures!! If we were in Europe they would show just about any of them.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  98. cdgfla

    If you don't show the pictures the Trumps, Bachmans, Palins, and the right wing nut jobs that form the Tea Party will never believe he's dead. The baggers are already out in full force with the conspiracy nonsense, but once they are proven wrong FAUX news will go into overtime trying to spin this as to credit the killing of OBL to Bush. Just wait for it.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  99. Art

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Not only will it convince all who question; it will also send a message to those who would march down the wrong ways. Let's see the picture proof.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  100. Jessica

    I can't WAIT to see this s**t. Let those scum bags see what happened to their leader and what will continue to happen if they keep asking for it!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  101. CT

    Come on, we need to see those head blown up pics...interesting. We need to see all of them. Mr.President, forward us all of those photos please. :)

    May 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  102. nateD2000

    Oh here we go, big brother not wanting the public to see blood or boobs! Release them!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  103. Santefewoman

    SHOW THE PHOTOS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. POST A WARNING BEFORE SHOWING THEM, SO IF YOU THINK IT IS TOO GRUESOME FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY TO VIEW, YOU CAN CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  104. Americanchuck

    Show us the photos...no photos, no video, no body= no proof. My goverment covers up things all the time so unless i see proof i dont Beleive,

    May 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  105. Paul

    I need to see the photos thank you. Also, how did Bin Ladin get that nano thermite in the WTC dust? (Google "nano thermite in the dust). How did he get that small plane engine that landed on the Manhattan street on 9/11, that's to small to fit a 757 or 767 into such a big plane? (Google plane engine on street on 9/11)

    What company carted the 200,000 pounds of plane debris away from the Pentagon and from Shanksville. (Google no plane debris at Pentagon or Shanksville.)

    c'mon folks lets get it together and shake yourselves out of the mind control.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  106. Wild Bill

    I can't wait to post the image on some toilet paper.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  107. Tom

    Release the photos – if they're as bad as you say they are, no newspaper would dream of plastering it on the front page, perhaps not even in print, allowing you to -choose- yourself if you want to see them, behind a link. Give us no reason to doubt at all.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  108. rufus

    They can photoshop it a bit, like Obama's birth certificate.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
    • Tom

      Really? You're going to try and bring that back up again? He's given proof 3 times to this country that he was born here. No photoshopping. Sorry that you don't like him, but some people didn't like the previous president either, and you didn't see anyone demanding to see his proof of eligibility. Grow up and let's focus on what really matters: The face of terror has been eliminated, and justice has been served, at least in part. Aside from that, we have a lot bigger issues to solve in this country.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Bill in JC

      You birthers will think it's photoshopped anyways.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
    • joshua

      Lols

      May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
    • Sara

      Were the children let out of school early today? Time for your nap rufus.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
      • Joe B-b-b-b-bob

        HAR HAR HAR!!!!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
      • ALKP

        LOL

        May 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
      • Gabby

        so very well put.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • VJ

        Good one Sara!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Keith B

      Nice humor

      May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Thales

      The Donald will be so proud of himself if he can get the pentagon to issue a death certificate. What an idiot!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Marion

      Rufus, I would like to see YOUR birth certificate. Where were YOU born? My birth certificate from New York looks just like his "certificate of live birth". That's all you get! Just exactly how do you think they "photoshopped" the birth certificate. you are a cynical moron! In fact....would you like to demand God's "long form"? I bet you would. LOL.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
    • John

      Lame

      May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
    • mel

      Yeah- um... ok. Think on your own much? Exactly what qualifications do you have to make that determination? More experience than FBI and CIA combined? I really doubt it. There will never be enough evidence for conspiracy theorists like you, so just give it up already.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Eric

      Really Rufus? You still hung up on that? He was born in the US. Deal with it and move on. We just took out the most iconic terrorist of all time and you want to waste your time with that?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Vader

      Moron

      May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • bill

      a$$hole

      May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • 2tired2care

      idiot!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Brian

      Yawn....idiot

      May 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
    • juraski

      Very funny, Dufus! :) Of course, I don't believe you're real...as I've never seen you...

      May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • Josh

      Obama was born in Hawaii- but what you prefer john McCain born in Panama – White right? like Bush – white but dumb enough to let America get attacked- just like the titanic captain let the iceberg hit!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
      • afrosheen

        why is everything about race with you n!ggers?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • George

        Oh Josh! Don't you know the reason Obama was able to give the order to have the military kill osama is because of the programs that Bush setup after 9/11! If you Democratic pres. Clinton would have taken him from Sudan during his time in office then may be the whole planning of 9/11 would not have happened at all! Know your history before you flap you fat lips you moron!

        May 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • rfb8216

      Drop the birther crap and implication this is a false certificate – we don't need this with everything else going on.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Scarf

      Rufus the dufus apparently forgot ye old saying. If you are in a hole, stop digging. In your case, time to ask mommy to replenish your meds.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Joe B-b-b-b-bob

      That's right, Rufus - how many people know that Obama is the devil's spawn - that he is Hitler (who was cryogenically frozen by Dr. Mengele in Paraguay) and then, after much plastic surgery and document manipulation (performed by going back and forth through a time-warp in a machine developed by Werner von Braun) - here he is, set to destroy this country, then the world. Universal health care, indeed. Human rights, dignity, energy efficiency - ALL CODE WORDS FOR SATAN'S AGENDA!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • livingston1

        HaHaHaHa! But, wait. Don't give the nutters any ideas! We'll be hearing about this on fox as a fact!

        May 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • ConnecticutSammy

      Get a life, rufus.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • A. Adams

      You are a moron if you still believe that our President wasn't born in the United States. Get over it already and face reality.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Ramrod

      Here is why you could never be president: you are brain-dead.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Atlanta456

      Are you really that ignorant? Do you actually think the long form birth certificate is fake? Even Trump isn't denying it anymore! I'm not saying Obama is the best president, but have some common sense.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Truthteller

      Obama was born in Hawaii , and is getting results! do you prefer Mac Cain born in Panama or Bush who let the the USA get hit like the Captain of the titanic- both white???

      May 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • I tea-bag/teabaggers

      Uh oh someone didn't take their meds today. I think I hear your hero Trump the Tard calling you.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
    • Lee

      Birther is spelled r-a-c-i-s-t.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
      • Matt

        Democrats started BOTH the birther movement AND the KKK. Of course it is racist.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
    • Kana

      just like the already fake photo-shopped pictures released yesterday

      May 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
    • Peter

      Grow up, get a life and try to contribute something, just anything meaningful to society.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
    • awakened

      rufus that was uncalled for. Save that for another time.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • Matt

      I love how democrats get so incredibly defensive and outraged whenever Obamas birth certificate is brought up when it was Democrats themselves who STARTED the birther movement. Same with the KKK. Unbelievable acts that began from the Democratic party yet they are the first individuals to label someone else as a 'birther' or a 'racist'. Unbelievably hypocritical.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • livingston1

      And while you were going on and on and on about his birth certificate – he busy finding and having bin laden killed. Don't you feel just a little foolish? Leave the man alone to do the 'grown-up work' that needs to be done.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Geraldine

      What makes this even more pathetic is that McCain was born in Panama. On an army base. I don't remember the Constitu tion saying you could be born abroad if it was on an Army base.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
      • George

        You better re-read it then as should most people in order to fully understand the qualifications before flapping your lips! You people on here, both repubs and dems / libs act like such immature babies! You are all an embarrassment to the human race and to the betterment of this country!

        May 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  109. Michael Blades

    Why do we have to pay any money to Pakistain or anyone to provide us help when the same people are killing many muslins as well. We need to be paid from all of the countries we have helped and are helping protect instead of raising our gas prices and then turn around and reward them with our tax dollars that could help our people. We cannot protect the whhole world, give them money, having our soldiers killed for them. They clearly take advantage of us, while China is usesing all this time of having no problems become the strongest economy in the world. We will be a third class nation very soon if we don't change our ways.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  110. John

    All I care about is that whenever I pee in the ocean, I'm pissing on Bin Laden's grave. ;D

    May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
    • John

      In fact, I move that toilets be changed from "Johns" and be called "Bin Ladens"! Cuz, you know... toilet water leads to the ocean and all!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  111. Citizenny

    But it was ok for a local NYC paper to print a picutre of a thug that was gunned down, whose body was laying face down in the rain??????

    May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  112. scientificpoetry

    The photos need to be released to prevent the conspiracy idiots from saying it was fabricated.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • mel

      But the conspiracy idiots will think that the photos are part of the conspiracy, too! You just can't fix stupid, now matter how hard you try!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  113. Dave

    I 100% understand, why the US Government might not want to release the images because they are very graphic. However.... They MUST release these pictures. You can bet your ass, some rag head in the middle east, is going to release a audio tape, claiming to be Bin Laden and he is alive and well..

    Maybe if the news network provide a link, to the pictures, without showing them on there website. ? That way, people have a choice to view them or not.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  114. Mary

    Those who don't want to see can avert their eyes. al Qaeda didn't have a problem showing videotape of american men having their heads sawn off with knives, why should we have qualms about showing his body? I'd like to see the videotape of his actual death. We all know one exists. Every one of those Seals was wearing a video camera, so there is video of the actual shooting of OBL. I want to see the pictures. Show me.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  115. doubter

    NO WAY HE'S DEAD–typical political ploy to raise Obama's points in the polls, since he can't accomplish anything worthwhile except put the country further in debt to China, Japan etc.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • Tony

      Miss the bit where Al Qaeda confirmed it, then?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  116. Sandi

    It should be shown, as gruesome as it is, to send a message to those thinking of attacking the US again. This WILL NOT happen again on US soil.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  117. patti

    Release the picture.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  118. BT

    I have heard so many conflicting reports! This article says computers were taken however other reports say that OBL would not let computers or phone lines in the compound. I do not think I believe even half of what I read anyway.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • SaneView

      You are an idiot. Computers can operate just fine without internet, fax, telephone, wi-fi, bluetooth etc.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
      • Chris

        Your an idiot, the previous poster said "computers and phone lines". Learn to read

        May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  119. EOTW

    Come on I can deal with the pictures its the high gas prices I can't deal with and we see those every day!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  120. LD

    I am from a border town in Texas, near Mexico... do you not know how many photos of dead bodies hanging from a bridge we have seen.. I'm sure America can handle seeing it... We need proof.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  121. Julie in Illinois

    It can't be worse then what we saw on 9/11/01. This photo needs to be released for all Americans to see.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  122. The Chief

    Maybe thephoto should be published as a warning to others.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  123. victor perdomo

    i want to see his body!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  124. Dave

    I 100% understand, why the US Government might not want to release the images because they are very graphic. However.... They MUST release these pictures. You can bet your a**, some idiot in the middle east, is going to release a audio tape, claiming to be Bin Laden and he is alive and well..

    Maybe if the news network provide a link, to the pictures, without showing them on there website. ? That way, people have a choice to view them or not.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  125. Bill in JC

    I hate blood and gore, but I want to see the picture too. Post it as a link, with warnings, so hopefully someone squeemish, or some unsuspecting kid, doesn't accidently open it.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  126. Brad

    The government had no problem with the media showing video of Americans jumping out of buildings, thousands of feet to their death. No problem showing us death pictures of Saddam Hussein's sons. Yet they are even *considering* not showing the American public *proof* that OBL has received the justice he deserved? The government would even *consider* leaving the door open for Elvis-like "sightings" of OBL, along with the hope such sightings would give to young, radical jihadists? Give me a break. All the blood shed by our patriots to free this nation from the tyranny of the british crown, I think we can tolerate one photo of OBL sans 1/4 of his face.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  127. JSW

    You see worse in and R rated or NC-17 Moive

    May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  128. Tony

    How about the news media giving the "heads-up" like you usually do when there is gruesome footage or images in a story? Those who choose not to see OBL looking like Swiss cheese can turn their head or go make a cup of coffee.

    I'm not too concerned about if the pictures will ever be seen...sooner or later, the images will be revealed.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  129. Jeffrey J Kingman

    Just freaking release the head shot. We've seen so much carnage on television and in movies that a still photo isn't going to seriously affect us.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  130. joyce

    Show the pictures! and the video! We watched as this murderer killed Americans and others on 9/11. Nothing is more gross than to see people leaping to their deaths and others burning to death. The world deserves to see all the proof he is dead!!! Thank You Seals! and all the brave souls who serve our country.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  131. Kermit Roosevelt

    Oh, I think we can handle it.

    And there are certain newspapers who would not only think it appropriate, but perfect for the front page of their paper (*cough*New York Post*cough*).

    May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  132. progressive_thinking_oscar

    I think seeing people jumping out of the twin towers and falling to their death is more gruesome... but my president is able, competent and ballsy (pause) its re-election time VOTE BARACK in 2012

    May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  133. Michael Blades

    I forgot to say that china an other countries have stolen almost all of our secrets to strenthen their military. They let us spend billions on research and development and they steal them from us and have the same technology and it cost them nothing. We must get smarter people in power to see and deal with these types of problems. Tell America how much any country has given us during any of our disaters. NONE!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  134. Dave

    OBL is yesterday's news. Let the conversation about him die. Talking about OBL in any context encourages martyrdom.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  135. Keith B

    We listen and watched people jump from buildings live. Americans have seen it all, they should release everything that is not important for security purposes. If they have a live video feed of Osama being assassinated that may work better than images. Releasing pictures of his burial at sea sounds like they are trying to please his followers and not this country.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  136. The Truth

    No pictures, because he isn't dead. It takes time to photoshop a convincing photo. Right now he is being introduced to Mr. Waterboard and Mr. Car Battery. But that's just me fantisizing...

    May 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
    • livingston1

      Your kidding right? Or are you one of the "the whole word is in on the conspiracy" people?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • The Truth

        C'Mon Man, Have some fun and read the whole post. ("But that's just me fantisizing")

        May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  137. Showthepics

    Slap a warning on it and let us decide. Have you forgotten the pics and video of the people jumping out of windows from 9/11? Or watching our firefighters being crushed or burned alive trying to save people? This monster did this to us, we deserve the right to see him dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  138. libcircus

    Given what we've seen over the last ten years, at the hands of this cockroach and others like him, it would be extremely gratifying to see his mutilated remains displayed for all the world to see, especially his twisted followers...

    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  139. Herb61

    Could these be any more gruesome than images of dead U.S Military personnel or civilian contractors being abused by the followers of radical Islam? I DON'T THINK SO!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Josh Baltzell

      I hate this argument. It always goes like this "Well they are jerks, let's be jerks too!"

      May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • ana

      I still remember the images of burnt soldiers bodies dragged and hung to some type of pillar in the streets in Iraq in early Iraq war times, my heart breaks.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  140. Joe

    There is no point to showing the photos. There are those who will deny that it's him, claim that it's been "Photoshopped" and such people will never be convinced for various reasons, not the least of which is insanity. I trust our armed forces and our president. And no one in al Qaeda is claiming that bin Laden is alive. They are calling him a martyr and that's the best proof of all.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Marion

      Thanks, Joe....a rational mind is always welcome in these forums.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Herb61

      Good point Joe!! Well put...

      May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Mary

      Nuts. Show me the pictures.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Brian

      Exactly Thanks

      May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • closetiguana

      Let the conspiracy theorist plug their ears and close their eyes and repeat " na na na na I can't hear you na na na". If it keeps them busy that's great.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
    • milo

      and there are pics of bigfoot that exist too. Just know that the goverment has your best intrest in mind. Do not ever question them. Hey i have this bridge I would like to sell you, nah you dont need anypaper work, Just know I would not lie. wanna buy it? I loive my fellow Americans. you know you wanna buy it. I also have proof there is no area 51 and well u dont need proof just know I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • Mike

      Good stuff Joe

      May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • Drew C.

      Joe, this is the best response I've heard to this argument since it came up. I hope the press and government officials are actually reading this thread.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
    • Tuppencecat

      Agreed. I believe he's dead. Although a part of everyone of us wants to see some sort of image, perhaps we should not stoop to the level of bin Laden and his followers by displaying the dead.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
    • Me

      I agree. This isn't necessary to believe it. And the option to just "not click" or look away really isn't practica; there wouldn't be any way to avoid seeing it.

      While I was thrilled and releived at the news Sunday, I was also dismayed to see people in the streets, celebrating. I just kept reminding myself that they are in the places where lives were lost and it could be more personal to them than it is to me.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • Tiller

      Well put Joe !

      May 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
    • Ascenter

      Al Qaeda is still saying he lives..

      May 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  141. hannah01

    Must we? In a way I want to see it. But we don't need all of those wacko extremist taking to the streets. Remember we still have soldiers over there and I wouldn't want them in more danger than they already are.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  142. forklift jones

    Killing one guy won't change anything. Let's get out of their country, let them continue to live in a ****hole and start fixing america. Obama needs to kill outsourcing jobs next.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  143. Robert

    Watching the twin towers collapse with all those lives was much more gruesome.

    Pictures of the terrorist would put everyone's mind to rest once and for all.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  144. libcircus

    Given what we've seen over the last ten years, at the hands of this pig and others like him, it would be extremely gratifying to see his mutilated remains displayed for all the world to see, especially his twisted followers...

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  145. Tony

    We see stuff like this all the time on TV and in movies. Hell, the kids are seeing this stuff in video games every day. Just show the damn pictures – every American citizen has a right to see these pictures and can choose whether or not to view them.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  146. TXtigerfan

    I wunder iffin' he's still a hottie.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  147. Ganzma

    I agree with Michael in Houston – no more gruesome than the photos of our fellow Americans jumping from the twin towers or people waiving for help from the burning towers, the injured at the Pentagon....

    I don't need to see the photos to know he is dead. I am just saying, as a result of OBLs actions we have had to live through a lot of gruesome events. This one, wouldn't be that bad. I just hope it would be the last.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  148. Kelsey

    If they can show someone being hanged on Tv then they should show proof that he is dead...Everyone needs to get a grip too because Obama didnt kill Bin Laden Hes been dead for years an hes taken credit for someone else's work

    May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  149. Alex in Wisconsin

    I think by gruesome, they mean likely to give children under 10 years old nightmares.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  150. Joe B-b-b-b-bob

    I not only want to see that image, I want to put it on a t-shirt and wear it.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  151. Zipster257

    Rufus.....come on man...blow it out your ass.....the only reason it took so long for Obama to get that birth certificate is because he's been a litle busy killing the biggest terrorist on the earth...sorry, maybe next time he won't spend so much time cleaning up all the messes Dubya left....fix healthcare...DONE....kill bin Laden.....DONE.....to bad there isn't an agenda to wipe out rufus!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  152. Sara

    Well I sure don't need to see the photo. The man is dead, why do we need to keep him alive any longer, with photo's and news article.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  153. fast_twitch

    If one wants to see it, then all they have to do is go to google images...It was there yesterday.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  154. milo

    you will never see the pics... Big brother knows whats best for you. How dare you even ask!! you do not need proof, just know that your goverment has never and will never lie to you. Just make sure you vote for Osama, oops Obama in 2012 since he has ended the life of this man. Diddnt you see him there? he was right there in the fire fight with our brave troops. thats why none of out troops died. He had his defence force field up to protect them. Osama, there i go again, oopps obama you are our hero and we all love you know. It took him a long time to have the birth records release... hell you can get a fake one im Mexico in less time. where u goona get the fake pictures to show and how long will this take you to get. lets all help him, anyone know a good photoshop person?

    May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  155. Edward of NJ

    If the pictures are not shown so that his cohorts can see the dead ass. Then they will claim he died a natural death and set
    up a fake burial spot with a monument to his greatness. Splash the pictures on billboards, TV stations, newspapers, and any
    other media. Like "Here morons, here is what your end will come to."

    May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  156. Liberty

    We shouldn't see gory photos of a dead bin Laden... what happens to the poor child who sees the heinous picture and has nightmares for years to come? What about the insane backlash that would come from the showing of such a photo? It is not in the best interest of our country as a whole to display such a gruesome picture publicly. It's crass, classless and shows little taste. We are above that. Our enemies have now seen what we do... we make good on our promises, and we will hunt you down and kill you, your son, your friend and possibly your wife, if you mess with us.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  157. LD

    As much as this government lies, yes proof is needed... if you are that blind to how many times this government has lied, grow up.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
    • Liberty

      I don't think the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES has ever interrupted all media outlets to look the people in the eye (of the camera) to outright lie. Osama is dead. Gone. Kaput. Adios. Alweidersen. Outtie 5 to the doghouse. It's over.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  158. daniel j

    LOOSER RUFUS !!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  159. USCG Serviceman

    Let us see the photos, it is our right for all of our hard-work all of these years since 9/11, and the peoples right as U.S. citizens to see the results of their tax dollars and government money well spent and invested !

    May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  160. William

    Don't tell me we Americans are much better than Osama. We don't mind sacrificing women and 18 year old adolescents for the cause.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  161. Woody

    Different strokes for different folks. What one person thinks is "gruesome", wouldn't bother someone else. We don't need government censors to think for us. Show the world the pictures. Let the leaders of the various terror groups know that if Allah didn't save Bin Laden, he sure as hell won't save them. Their cause is futile. Sooner or later they'll all end up the same way.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  162. William

    Looks like Americans are not much better than Osama. Killing the wife and a young son was not necessary.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  163. justagirl

    Really? More gruesome than hearing the thump of people hitting the ground after jumping to their deaths from over 100 stories up on TV footage? Bring it on – brains and all.

    How hard is this? If you don't want people to see the brains coming out of his head, blur the top part of the image.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  164. Burn Osama Burn

    Let us see them! We can handle it. The media showed videos of people being beheaded by these freaks and other grusome images. We can take it. We deserve to see the fruits of our efforts!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  165. Joe R

    Sharing the photos is a bad idea. It's obvious he is dead or else he would have put out a video or audio tape by now claiming he was alive. It will only incite his followers and if anyone doesn't believe he is dead then they are clueless and probably will discount the photos anyway. Let's move on.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
    • Kim f

      Joe, you are absolutely right. If he were alive we would have heard from him, and his followers would be proclaiming that he was alive.
      By showing pictures of a dead Bin Laden we would likely incite his followers to violence.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  166. Meg

    I don't need to see the picture and I would not want my children to see it either. Other nations may show dead bodies on the front page of the newspapers, but I hope the U.S. does not use this occasion to start that precedence. For those who don't believe OBL is dead, think of it this way – if he were alive, he would release a video statement.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  167. bombero

    It had to take Obama to get this guy. Bush was too busy trying to get the Oil during his 8yrs of avoiding the real issue.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  168. Tracey

    Release the pictures of him! Who cares if they are gruesome, lady. What was gruesome was watching people jump to their deaths on 9/11..

    May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  169. Lynn

    Does anybody else suspect postings like rufus come from the middle-east. In our global internet links, somebody that sounds as wacky as rufus does, could very well be a plant.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Joe B-b-b-b-bob

      Um, yes - a stinkweed, perhaps. . . .

      May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • closetiguana

      No, sounds like every other nutter.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • TheNextGen

      I agree... Oh wait, I thought you said Mid-West ... Nevermind

      May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • max

      a plant? that is very cold-warish of you. I don't think hes a plant, just genuinely stupid.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Lee

      Just another willfully ignorant nutcase who won't let facts deter him from his misconceptions.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • nosnobunny

      And the object of that would be.......?????

      May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  170. Brad.O

    no these photos definatley need to be seen along with the video of him getting double tapped to the face. will send a clear message to al Qaeda and they showed videos of them celebrating whenever our towers had fallen. people dont have to look or watch if they dont want to. but it is our right to see it, plus our taxes paid for that video and pics to be taken, the way i look at it, those pics and videos are ours

    May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  171. Pt

    And the photos of people falling out of the World Trade Towers were any more appropriate to grace the front pages of papers worldwide on September 12th? Fine, we gave him a proper burial...but the buck stops there. The hundreds of thousands of kin whose loved ones died at Bin Laden's hands deserve to see his mangled face on every newspaper BRAVE enough to print that picture.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  172. John-Black Hills/S.Dak.

    We paid for the mission as American taxpayers, we own the right to see the results of a US attack against those who planned on the slaughter of innocent human beings who are and were our brothers and sisters. It's just my opinion, but the blood that's been spilled through the direct implamentation of brutal attacks against the innocent is reason enough to allow us to see the face of evil in the image of death.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  173. jdroy

    More gruesome than the fate of Kenneth Bigley, Nick Berg, Daniel Pearl, et. al. 9/11 victims? I think not. Show these b#@%$rds what's in store for them. That is the point.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  174. rusty101

    They shouldn't release them. They'll be Photoshoped to death and posted online(YouTube, Flick, Facebook, etc...) WIll further in flame Islamic extermism....

    May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  175. Dave

    Can't be much worse that the pics of Hussien brothers after their were shot up. Put the photos out there, we can decide whether to look or not. I don't want to hear him dead, I want to see him dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  176. Wonder

    I believe Osama was captured, but not killed. It doesn't make sense to spend billions of dollars, people, intelligence personnel, etc and to just go and kill him, and then throw him at sea. The big question is, if he was captured alive how will the world react, wouldn't that bring more recruits towards the bad guys? Wouldn't that give more news coverage of Osame? It is better to portrait him to be dead and that's it. There is no one else to prove it, or any other country to prove it that he was killed and thrown at sea.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  177. Larz

    Can't be any more gruesome than the Al Qaeda beheading videos of D. Pearl and others.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  178. Nicole Chardenet

    Release the photos. Newspapers can always block out the gory parts. The world needs to see his worthless cowardly ass deader 'n' a doornail. Let's remember, this bastard died using an unarmed woman as a human shield. Too bad we don't have a picture of THAT...

    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  179. sean

    1. I think people need to understand that showing a dead bin ladin may not demoralize his troops in the way it might demoralize us
    I have no idea if this applies to muslims as a whole but the relligion of islam as I understand it from the bin ladin point of view is that they do not fear death at all, death as a martyer to Allah is one of the greatest achievements for them and they believe that Osama is now with his 71 virgins, so in short showing grusome photos of a dead bin ladin probably accomplishes little with the enemy

    2. Violence can always be more gory and while 9-11 was horrific I'll bet 10-1 any solider will tell you that dropping a bomb and incenerating a person in seconds is not the same as putting a bullet in someones head at point blank range, the violence is much more graphic and much more personal

    3. Should some photos be released? yes, I'm afraid I've gotten to the point where i don't necessairly trust the goverment and though theres no indication that Al Quada is disputing it I would still like a some measure of proof other then to just take the governments word, I have faith that they can make the distinction about which photos to release at this time and while Im confident that they will all be released eventually, at this time I'll let the goverment make the distinction in the short term

    May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • closetiguana

      I trust the American government and it's advisers to make the right decision on releasing the photos / video of the raid.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • Kana

        Check wikileaks

        May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • Joey

      If death is such an honor then why are roadside bombs and wildly firing weapons then running for the hills the preferred tactics of this hobo army? Kicking in the door of the supreme leader of your enemy and taking him down sounds like the kind of stuff those who dont fear death would be doing. Tier 1 guys, SEALs, RANGERs, these are the guys who see death as the biggest gift they could give.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  180. Sean

    Michael in Houston said it best. Release the photos!!!! No more gruesome than an internet video of a government contractor having his head removed.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  181. mike

    can't be as gruesome as the crap that is on TV and in movies. Show it

    May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  182. REG in AZ

    We can conjecture what could have been had GWBush been as strong and as aggressive as Obama, back in the early days of the Afghanistan conflict when bin Laden was cornered, or even if Bush had just stayed focused on Afghanistan and on getting Pakistan’s better cooperation, instead of giving in to the pressure from his strong supporters and shifting resources and concentration to attacking oil rich Iraq ... but that is only conjecture and the important thing is that this “mission” has finally really been “accomplished”. What is called for now is to give credit where credit is due, to those who dug out the intelligence, that kept focused on the goal, that put their “boots on the ground” and accomplished the task, and to President Obama for unrelentingly authorizing and literally pushing the effort (real leadership). It would really be nice now if there could just be an end to the unfounded and totally self-serving classless slander (“un-American”, “unPatriotic”, non-citizen,,) irresponsibly thrown at President Obama and then, with the deserved respect and credit given, to have our representatives check their concentration on individual political ambitions and instead seriously, honestly and responsibly work with bipartisanship and cooperation to effectively solve our problems. Do you think they are mature and unselfish enough?

    May 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • closetiguana

      But Iraq was the "central front on the war on terror", don't you remember?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Lee

      And recall that Bushie and Rummy forbade photos of caskets of our soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan because they didn't want us to know the scope of their stupidity and warmongering.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
    • Kevin in NC

      Reg,
      First, I find it interesting how you call for "bipartisanship and cooperation" at the end of your letter, but the first half is dedicated to bashing the former administration. That kind of double-talk has helped create the current political climate.

      Second, as far as "real leadership" from Obama, he has maintained the mission and principles set forth by the former administration with regards to Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, to name a few. Really, where has he shown "true leadership?" DADT? The Pentagon called for repealling that rule. Tax breaks for the rich? Still in place, last time I checked. Please, help me understand.

      I give the man the respect he is due as a result of his position, but I've yet to really see any concrete evidence of the "hope" and "change" he promised when I voted for him.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  183. Johnny

    The only proof we need is Al Queida admitting to the death, which they did. They have been known to portray deaths as 'matyrs'. Although it would be nice to see his head blown open :-)

    May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  184. Will

    I completely agree with Michael from Houston. May not be put onto the front page, but it should be shown just have a warning to viewers before showing, this way it's up to the public whether they see or not. That way whomever would like to see can see and the others can turn away.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • SkekLach

      This I can agree with. If someone chooses to see the photos, that's one thing. As I said, I want to see them myself. But let's not run around out in the open with them and mentally scar our children.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  185. Adult

    Why do the politicians,lawmakers. treat the people as if were all children?? do they think we are stupid and or immature??
    Let us know what they know- yeah, keep the secrets that may help the enemy- But, anything else stop "protecting" us like if we are children!! If I chose to ride a motorcycle without helmet -THat is my business, If I do not wear a helmet my business, Show me that tape of the incursion of the camp cause other wise it creates suspicion!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  186. Scot

    I find it odd that the one bad photoshop that is floating around is similar to the description in this article.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  187. BreAnna

    There was nothing more horrific watching American citizens jumping out of top stories of the twin towers screaming knowing they were gonna die.There was nothing more gory watching the planes flying into the buildings and seeing all the dead being laid out like slabs of meat. Those poor people who were horrified on the hijacked flight that went into the pentagon.
    Americans have a right to see death photo's that prove this evil demented man is dead..Talk and words are just that..NEED TO SEE THE PROOF...

    May 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • Christy

      I so agree!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  188. Marco

    We should have brought his f__k'n head back here and placed it in a clear case and display the piece of shit across the country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Johnny

      No one would be able to figure out the difference between us and them

      May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
      • Lee

        Well said.

        May 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  189. Woody

    Different strokes for different folks. What one person thinks is "gruesome", wouldn't bother someone else. We don't need government censors to think for us. Show the world the pictures. Let the members of the various terror groups know that if Allah didn't save Bin Laden, it's unlikely that he's going to save them. Their cause is futile. Sooner or later they'll all end up the same way.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  190. Soshi

    Don't show them. I believe he is dead and don't need bloody, graphic proof of it. That being said I agree that I will never forget those images of people jumping to their deaths or those firefighters climbing those stairs. I will never forget how they died or what their families suffered.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  191. vanessa

    I wish the authorities would release the pic, but not in a way that would make it impossible for parents to shield their children from it, if they wanted to. We have a right to see it. We're not 6!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  192. Graybrier

    Actually, the proof that he is still alive rests on the other side. If he is still alive, show up!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  193. Bill

    We don't need to see his picture any more than the pictures of our own dead soldiers plastered in the media. Thank God he is dead and hopefully in hell.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  194. Mike

    I AGREE WITH EVERYONE THAT HAS SAID THAT IT CANNOT BE MORE GRUESOME THAN THE PHOTOS ON LIVE TV AND PHOTOS ON FRONT PAGES OF ALL NEWSPAPERS DURING AND AFTER 9-11. DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!! LET US SEE THIS DANG GONE MONGTER.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  195. Carol

    Do not show the photos. The conspirancy nuts won't believe OBL is dead anyway, just as nothing will prove to them that our President is an American. They're nuts, no use in trying to prove anything to them.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  196. Truthteller

    Why do the politicians,lawmakers. treat the people as if were all children?? do they think we are stupid and or immature??
    Let us know what they know- yeah, keep the secrets that may help the enemy- But, anything else stop "protecting" us like if we are children!! If I chose to ride a motorcycle without helmet -THat is my business, If I do not wear a helmet my business, Show me that tape of the incursion of the camp cause other wise it creates suspicion!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
    • milo

      But by wearing that helmet they dont have to pay to clean your brains off the ground and use the money for what is should be. In your elected officials pockets.....

      May 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  197. Anh Do

    don't need to see photo. you may ask why ? because if he STILL alive don't you think he should be on Arab TV by now to make fun of USA ?

    May 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  198. bduce

    Put or shut up. I need proof that he is dead. Unless there is nothing to report and we are dealt yet another lie.This administration makes Madoff look innocent.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • Lee

      Prove it!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • livingston1

      Yup, you found them out. They got the Navy Seals, the military, our government (both parties)and all the world leaders together just to fool you. Good Grief. How do you manage to dress yourself in the morning?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
      • Guest

        Very good point! Why the hell don't people get it? This would be a lie WAY too big and risky too pull off. And if it were a lie, wouldn't at least ONE of the members of Al- Qaeda step forward and call it a lie? If that were the case, I'm sure they wouldn't waste any time to call out Obama.

        May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • David

      Gavone....

      May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • Rog

      Yes of course the world has to proove it to YOU because you're so very special and important.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  199. Ed Waters

    "The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him."

    This has got to be one of the most poorly written paragraphs I have seen lately.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  200. tori

    We have no reason to doubt our troops, If they say they got him then that should be good enough.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  201. milo

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Let us not say how we feel. this is whats wrong with this country. offend some one and shame on you. how dare you say how you feel. SUCK IT UP AND DRIVE ON!! CNN you offend me, ugly people you offend me, in fact everything offends me so dont talk, dont type, and even your breathing offends me. Come on America wake up!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  202. bsa

    as i watched cnn all day and night yesterday the only person who made any intelligent statements was colin powell! i agree with his assessment that no pictures are required, the man is dead, i accept the reports from the seals, justice has been served! whether we release them or not there are going to be those who will question the autheticity so why bother to put his face(dead or not) out there for his followers to use as propaganda. let it die with him!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  203. chris

    We haven't seen the pics yet because they haven't finished photo shopping them yet. You can cry conspiracy theorist all you want but all of this stinks. The gov't wants us to believe that we had his body and dumped it in the ocean so there wouldn't be a shrine at his burial site. I don't think so. As a two tour Iraq war vet I love American just as much as the next guy but I'm tired of being lied to. Open your eyes America!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  204. mary

    If it is sooooo gruesome and mangled, how can they identify him. And another thing, how did they get the DNA results back in 8 hours??????? Something isin't right here. Maybe an election ploy? I don't trust anyone.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  205. Jeff

    Give the picture to rotten.com. They'll post it for sure!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  206. Pptyhon

    I say release them to public. Let every one see what happens to those cold-blood murderers of innocent people. We have seen enough of OBLs beard face, now let us see how he changed in end.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  207. chad

    Show the pics. Although they won't necessarily prove anything, at least it will give closure to those that believe they are real.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  208. yeah right

    effidedently we not growed up enuff to sees it. we people needd to be protekted from this stuff. that why we has daddy in white haus to look out fro his peoples

    May 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  209. Jesus Is Lord

    Why does everyone want to see OBL's picture? The man is dead. It's over.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  210. rsimp

    Finally – the first thing I can support O on. Unfortunately, it's the only thing. Make him a thing of the past.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  211. Semer fi

    We viewed people jumping out of the burning towers. Watched thousands die because of this pos. The world has the right and deserves to see this fish foods top off. Then the Black Ops vid game should include the assault so we can all get some enjoyment out of killing him thousands of times more. he lead baby killers and perverted a religion.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  212. john

    keep in mind very gory pix might enflame his followers to do something reckless out of emotion best NOT to make them public. or if they do put a black bar across the wound area. I dont know what good it would do to show pic because the eye area if the most recognizable part of the face and when dead the muscles are relaxed and rest of face wont be as reconizable maybe you all should consider these thoughts.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  213. Randall

    The photo is already in many newspapers in other countries. What is the big deal?

    May 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  214. wally

    OBL, dead or alive does not change my life at all. Everything that is going on in our country, continues....so I have no need to see a photo of a dead OBL. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad he's dead but his death doesn't affect me at all. I don't feel any more "proud" or "patriotic" than I did before he was dead. Let's move on and solve all the other problems that are going on in our country. Save the pictures for posterity reasons but does seeing them really change your life? I hope not.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • Stephen

      I'm glad he's dead but his death doesn't affect me at all????? Trust me. You are affected in one way or another. Financially or transportation wise.

      May 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  215. Jannynet

    I personally don't need to see OBL's dead face. I still see the twin towers collapsing, the Pentagon burning, the plane parts in PA and the anguish on the newscasters faces just trying to do their jobs. I believe our military and our President.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  216. Jacqueline Hayes Miller

    We should be given the option to view the photos or not. We don't have to view the photos if we don't want to.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  217. Christy

    it is no worse than watching inocent americans, chocking from dust and rubble or being crushed as a building colapses, or leaping from these buildings to their death because there was no where else to go, or the sound of brave Americans last recorded words. I say bring on the Photos some need to see, I need to see, I want to look upon the dead face of this Mad man so I may lay my anger to rest some , those wo do not wish to see them do not have to look

    May 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  218. morris2196

    Nothing good can come from releasing pictures of Bin Laden’s body. So why do it? It might do damage, however, by inflaming Muslim extremists.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  219. J Dawg

    I LIKE WHAT JOE HAD TO SAY! I STILL WANT TO SEE THE PIC THOUGH

    May 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  220. Robert

    HOW DO I STOP THE MESSAGES AND REPLIES GOING TO MY EMAIL .. THIS SUCKS
    I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON AND NOW I GET ALL THE POSTED MESSAGES

    May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • LOL

      Here's one more for ya!!!! hahaha

      May 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  221. R.Schultz

    Can't be worse than the beheading videos that were released by extremists. If people don't want to see it, they don't have to look. With all of the things you can find and look at on the internet, I doubt anything can really be considered "inappropriate" anymore.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  222. Kevin in NC

    Reg,
    First, I find it interesting how you call for "bipartisanship and cooperation" at the end of your letter, but the first half is dedicated to bashing the former administration. That kind of double-talk has helped create the current political climate.

    Second, as far as "real leadership" from Obama, he has maintained the mission and principles set forth by the former administration with regards to Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, to name a few. Really, where has he shown "true leadership?" DADT? The Pentagon called for repealling that rule. Tax breaks for the rich? Still in place, last time I checked. Please, help me understand.

    I give the man the respect he is due as a result of his position, but I've yet to really see any concrete evidence of the "hope" and "change" he promised when I voted for him.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  223. JOsA Bank

    I WANT TO SEE HIM, apicture of him dead. I lived throught the WTC discaster and saw 50 friends get killed . . I deserve that. dont give me distubring photo garbage. I live with fear every time I take the tunnel into NYC.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  224. Guest

    Releasing the photos/video, while it may put some Americans to ease, will only further anger extremists, putting American citizens and troops' lives in even more danger. It will stir up an even harsher reaction, and that is not needed right now. We get angry seeing footage of our soliders being abused and killed overseas, and they will get angry seeing our celebrations on the streets and the pictures of Osama Bin Laden. There is already a higher level of threat. Why push it? I understand that we need to see proof and deserve to, as the goriness in the pictures probably do not compare to other things that we see; however, the risk of reaction is too high. The benefits do not outweigh the risks.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  225. livingston1

    I don't need the pictures. Army Seals don't lie.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
    • Mike

      They were Navy SEALs. The Army guys would be Delta Force, Green Berets or Rangers.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  226. Wolf Thurnis

    When is Tyler, The Creator's GOBLIN finally gonna leak? If it doesn't leak today I'm gonna go finna mad! BOW! BOW! BOW! Golf Wang. Balls.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  227. localdeli

    Probably would get a PG-13 rating in Hollywood

    May 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  228. HARLOLD SMITH

    NOW LET'S KILL EVERY F*NG MUSLIM AND JEW LEFT IN THE WORLD.
    THEY ARE GARBAGE AND THEY ARE A BURDEN TO THE US

    May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • Tony

      How did THIS get through the moderators?

      May 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Guest

      You really just don't get it, do you HARLOLD?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • David

      Hey moron... you can't even spell your own first name correctly!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  229. Joe

    GWB AND HIS CABINET SHOULD BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES AFTER MURDERING 4000 U.S.TROOPS OVER BOGUS LIES ABOUT WMD'S THAT NEVER MATERIALIZED. AND IF YOU THINK THAT IS BAD, SO FAR ALL THE U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN AND AFGHANI CASUALTIES SINCE 2003 ARE ALSO ON THE HANDS OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE WHEN THEY INVADED IRAQ, THEY ABANDONED AND PROLONGED THE AFGHANISTAN WAR AND DIVERTED MUCH NEEDED MILITARY RESOURCES AND TROOPS NEEDED TO COMPLETHE THE AFGHAN WAR IN A TIMELY MANNER. YES, GWB, DICK CHANEY, DONALD RUMSFELD, CONDILEESA RICE AND COLIN POWELL ALL NEED TO BE TRIED AT THE HAUGE AND BE CONVICTED FOR WAR CRIMES. AND AS DIVINE JUSTICE, THEY SHOULDN'T BE THROWN OVERBOARD. NO, A TALL OAK TREE IN TEXAS WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  230. rocky

    i think that the pix have to be shown to us however horrifying they might look so i pop my champagne to celebrate the death of the most evil man on earth.and i hope americans see the need to keep the guantano bay prisoners and toture them the more so they release more info.after all they gave vital info which led to the couriers.bravo obama and bush

    May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  231. Sandy

    I'm skeptic......why now when Obama's popularity is down, he is champaigning for a second term in the white house have we found out where Osama is and have killed him? It's all political.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • Capias

      Get real, Sandy. This event took years to accomplish and could hardly have been done "conveniently". We have a very capable, reliable and dedicated man as our Commander in Cheif. He deserves the credit due for his courage to carry out this perilous, "in your face" raid to eliminate OBL! He has my '12 vote anyway. :-)

      May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  232. O'Piner

    Those that want to see the photos are probably the same rubber-neckers who tie up traffic on the highway, creeping by accident scenes trying to see carnage. If you're really hellbent on seeing it, how about you enlist in the service, work your way on to the Navy SEAL team and see it firsthand?

    No? I didn't think so.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  233. Allan

    Executing Bin Laden is just right but still does not assure the public of his death. Pictures will help but still not an assurance. Conspiracy will surface later on. How about DNA result make public? Sample versus DNA results? Remember Elvis is still alive!! !LOL

    May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  234. Ex Contractor

    Show them all, if people don’t want to see them, don’t look. It’s that simple. I am not a fan of the current administration (their policies), but I tip my hat to them, they did a great job and the president did look very presidential Sunday night. He brought this country together by sending in DevGru (aka Seal TM 6) in to take out that HVT target and got the job done. But back to the comment, show the pics, the video, let the citizens of this country be proud of what those brave men did, what our president ordered (took guts to do this) and to show to the world, that the US will not stop pursuing the bad guys, we will find you. You can hide behind a woman, coward, but we will still get you!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  235. Martin Kaldahl

    I want to see the pictures, all of them. More importantly I want the whole muslim world to see them. I want billboards in Sauidi Arabia and Cairo. Palestine and Syria, we should announce it with flyers with his dead picture on it to the world. Make sure its not mistaken or misrepresented. This is what we will do to the rest of you murdering islamic radicals. There will be no place to hide, they should hang his corpse from the statue of liberty or put his head on a pike. He deserved no respect or honor! I find it offensive that they even tried to respect him or his vile religion! His version of Islam should be buried in a pile of dog crap!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  236. NC Mom

    Its so disrespectful to our military and the Navy Seals to imply that the story is a fabrication. Let Congress see the photos, and then everybody should just shut up.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  237. Chris

    Yeah, make Obama produce a death certificate!

    May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  238. Jim

    We don't need to "entertain" our children with these photos or provoke extremist responses. We abhor it when enemies of America show dead Americans and gloat. We should be smart enough not to behave in kind. If published they will be everywhere in minutes. The appropriate action would be to display them in a secure room in the capital building of every state and allow adults only to view them, if they choose, without any cameras or phones.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • Martin Kaldahl

      we need to show there kids, and all the peolpe of Islam what happens to scum. Your a fool Jim!

      May 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  239. Steve

    For the editor and reporter – the word you want throughout is "hangar" rather than "hanger." Big difference.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  240. john

    I saw the close up military photo. Gruesome is the word. It will never be released to the public by the govt or the media.

    Trust me, it was Bin Laden. I hope the media has the good sense not to show the photo.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  241. evrgreen

    No, we don't need to see the picture of a man with a hole in his fronthead. What's wrong with you people??
    I do believe Obama. I do believe OBL is dead. I do not believe we are safer though, because I know there're many more like OBL that want to destroy us.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  242. joe

    we should not ask to see a photo we should demand to see them. also photos are not proof of death either..hate to say it this only deepens the mystery..i suspect this government is up to its usual nonsense and the American people have become gullible. The media has become part of the machine with no true reporters left….there is no oversight and power is given to these puppet presidents only to the extent that their handlers allow…

    At this point I am not sure they wacked Osama, I certainly would not take this present at his word…he is an attorney after all. They lie for a living. This all smells fishy, no pun intended…No body means they have no proof they really wacked this guy. You need to remember Osama’s family is excessively wealthy…enough to influence even this government..Again no body that is examined by a 3rd party to verify it is real is not Osama….This is a scam played out by an administration that is seeking reelection…need I say more..

    May 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  243. Robert

    THERE IS NO MOTHER FUCKING WAY TO STOP MESSAGES TO GO TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS.. LEAVE IT TO CNN NOT TO HAVE A WAY TO STOP MESSAGING .. FUCKING JEW BASTARDS.

    I DONT WANT TO RECEIVE REPLIES... YOU FUCKING JEW COCKSUCKERS ..

    May 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Jim

      Ignorant pig

      May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Guest

      How did this message even get past the moderators?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
    • Bubba

      Donald Trump, is that you? Dummy, you checked "Notify me of follow-up comments via email," didn't you? Now al-Qaeda can see everything you are doing.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
    • David

      Robert... take a tranquilizer. Better yet take a whole bottle...

      May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
    • RZ

      How about next time not posting to an online forum ya dumb ass!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • LOL

      Here is another for ya, you dumba**

      May 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  244. Mr. J.

    The photo can't be any more gruesome than their posting of dragging one of our service members behind a vehicle after beheading him. Or their posting footage of the beheading of the news reporter brutally murdered, or any of the other heinous scenes America has bore witness two since their war on America's soil. At the same time we have to be careful to not provoke any of their suicide bombers harming our soldiers who continue to be in harms way. This was our ultimate goal when we started this so call war on terror to go after OBL. What I don't understand is when at that very moment we pulled off this assassination. Why weren't our soldiers and equipment being loaded on to ships en- route home. And then have President Obama standing on the deck of that ship that launched ODL into the sea to chum the water saying "Mission" now really accomplished? "We're going Home" We came we saw we kicked OBL's A$$!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  245. Desi

    Once the photos are released, the overzealous will have them plastered all over the internet, worked over with childish subtitles, LOL's and the like. In no time at all, simply typing Bin Laden's name (or even part of it) into Google will have you staring at multiple thumbnails of his mangled head right at the top of the results. No thanks. But this is what will happen because some idiots require proof.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  246. Snoop

    Really? You can't keep your inner moron contained for one lousy day, Rahman?

    May 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  247. streetheat1

    We spent 10 years and billions of dollars, and more importantly the blood of our sons and daughters. The least the government can do is give us a couple of photos.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • Guest

      Or the least they could do is provide some sort of justice to what has happened over the last ten years.. oh WAIT

      May 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  248. Allan

    We want a piece of him. I think all survivors and families of 911 should have a piece of him for their own DNA analysis. Assurance enough?????

    May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  249. remy730

    come on, you know the drill. pics or it didn't happen.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  250. Right

    show the pics, we as American deserve it and we as American are tired of the obama hidden agendas, SHOW THE PICS.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • Desi

      Right, Obama's "hidden agenda" was tracking and killing Bin Laden. What part of that do you have a problem with?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  251. Mike Davis

    seriously… i havent seen this pic of the “dead” osama before. Almost certain its real.

    http://forourfathers.com/2011/05/03/osama-official-pic/

    heres the description the white house gave.

    A Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

    The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

    1. Photos of OBLs body at a hanger after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

    2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

    3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

    The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  252. johnb.

    no need to release photos except for familes of Sept. 11 victims. If a Navy Seal shot OBL in the head, that's good enough for me. What will they want after photos? The fragmented bullet from Osama's brain? The evil has been cast into the sea. I just hope they left the bag open so Arab crabs can eat it.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • Bubba

      So they want to say that Navy SEALs are part of an al-Qaeda coverup, and they let bin Laden go because they hate America? Maybe SEALs are suddenly all about Sharia law? Can we see the long-form birth certificate of every Navy SEAL? No, but you CAN have a SEAL punch your teeth down your throat so far you'll bite Uranus.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  253. Jughead

    Why show a picture at all. Those who believe he's dead don't need apicture, and those who don't believe he's dead.will call the picture a fake. Remember the idiots on the birther issue (they believe the long form was a fake).

    May 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  254. Craig

    If the SEALs and the DNA examiners say he's dead, then I believe it, and I have no interest in inflaming anybody who may be on the cusp of being radicalized for the sick pleasure of seeing a mutilated corpse. The picture would not really prove anything anyway for those that have any doubts. Next they will ask for a DNA analysis done in their own kitchen for proof and they still won't be happy. Don't give anybody any more reasons to hate and retaliate. I could care less if any number of people still doubt that he is dead. They are as irrelevent as the birthers anyway. Look at the bigger picture and think of how that will affect how our brothers and sisters in arms will be treated when they are killed or captured. Yes, some are treated worse than that already but not all, and we should never sink to the level of the psychopaths.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • mimi

      if they say it's irradiated pork, I'll have second helpings. I do what my masters tell me

      May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  255. SkekLach

    I'd pay to see the reaction of all these people that are so sure it's not that bad and that they can handle it. Especially the one who said it couldn't be worse than the picture of Hussein and his sons.

    Trust me, those are the mild ones. People jumping from the WTC, not even in the same ballpark. The people in the street hurt by the rubble with blood running down their faces, coughing and sputtering – not even the same game at that point.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  256. airwolf

    Hats off to Mr. President and the Navy Seals. What a shame, even terrorists will not feel safe in Pakistan anymore.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • kathy

      awesome team effort!!

      May 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  257. Professor

    WHERE'S THE PROOF? We've had nearly ten years of official deceit with absurdly poor faked Bin Laden videos and professionally disproved Bin Laden voice recordings from "our government and the CIA" and we're now expected to blindly accept the word of the same folks who are STILL behind the curtain who told Obama to trust THEM..... Sorry. We're on our President's side but we sure as hell don't trust THEM. Bin Laden was an only child between his mother and father before they divorced. He had four half siblings from his mother's remarriage, one of whom was a half sister. Her name has not been released nor do we know if she had cancer. The hospital says they have no record. Half of the Middle East was a paternal half sibling on Bin Laden's father's side. For all we know the Seals could have drilled a Bin Laden relative. We need mitochondial DNA verification by people we trust, not the CIA or the FBI who have already been busted for falsifying DNA results. Getting rid of the body in a matter of a couple of hours without even an autopsy was terminally stupid and whomever recommended doing this ought to be fired. The problem is that this has now dragged out way too long without ANY proof except "trust me" being proffered....time enough for the CIA to tap dance and whistle their way through another faked video. Any WONDER why the entire world is shouting "WHERE'S THE PROOF?"

    May 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Bubba

      The entire world isn't asking for proof, and DNA is hard to fake. You say Navy Seals faked Osama bin Laden's death? Prove THAT. Osama had 18 brothers and there are plenty of DNA samples.Why would it matter if his mom had cancer? Your post is idiotic and biased, and Gilligan and the Skipper are looking for you.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • Colin

      This is not the moon landing. Let's say they did not kill Osama. Do you think the real Osama would not stand up and release a video? Do you think the real Osama would be happy and content to live quietly with the entire world thinking he is dead or would he spare no time in proving the US President as a liar and rejoice the Muslim world? What do you think Professor Donald Trump?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Scratchee

      - Obama approved the immediate burial at sea

      - When did the FBI and CIA falsify DNA results? Please provide specifics.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
    • MotoJB

      AMEN

      May 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • some emo kid

      Wow, it's true: the Birthers have all become Deathers overnight. Does Beck just remove your frontal lobes, or is it the entire brain?

      May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
      • Scratchee

        Remember that "birther" is a play on "truther," which you left out. Every team has its nutjobs.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  258. dan m

    I would have rather seen him thrown from the top of the sears building because i still can not get the image off the innocent victims jumping from the twin towers.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  259. MommaK

    Please Please Please do NOT publish those photos!! I cannot possibly protect my children from such images if they will be splattered all over the media!! He is DEAD!! Why do we have to prove it? His evil venom will end here – that is enough.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  260. TJ

    If they can show gruesome images of the body of Emmitt Till from civil rights era, they can show Osama.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  261. Brenda

    As American citizen I have the freedom to look at the photos. After all – we had to watch daily the images of people running for their lives from burning buildings, people jumping out of those buildings. Every single year on Sept. 11th we relive the pain...If justice was served...I WANT TO SEE IT. If people don't want to see them....DON'T LOOK AT THEM!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  262. paul

    Let us see the slimmy slug. It will probably make him look better than when alive. It does not matter anyway as he will spend enternity in the depths of hell.......

    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
  263. J.Harmon

    With everything that could have gone wrong this whole operation so far has been brilliant. from killing the beast rather than capturing him alive and opening a can of worms, to actually dumping him at sea with the traditional religious rites rather than dumping him as he was, thus giving him a sick "martyr" burial. Simply splendid and about time we showed the world we have some really smart guys behind all this planning.

    As far as the pictures being shown, I would say let it be so. Who should give a crap about appeasing the remaining beast followers when they themselves wouldn't give a crap one way or another? They are nothing but a bunch of degenerates as they have said many times that death is their predilection, then let death rain on them if they like it that much a picture of their sick symbol of garbage with his head blow off will be a nice reminder of what they can expect for themselves.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
  264. J.Harmon

    With everything that could have gone wrong this whole operation so far has been brilliant. from killing the beast rather than capturing him alive and opening a can of worms, to actually dumping him at sea with the traditional religious rites rather than dumping him as he was, thus giving him a sick "martyr" burial. Simply splendid and about time we showed the world we have some really smart guys behind all this planning.

    As far as the pictures being shown, I would say let it be so. Who should give a crap about appeasing the remaining beast followers when they themselves wouldn't give a crap one way or another? They are nothing but a bunch of degenerates as they have said many times that death is their predilection, then let death rain on them if they like it that much a picture of their sick symbol of garbage with his head blow off will be a nice reminder of what they can expect for themselves.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  265. mimi

    Does anybody else find it suspect that not only is his body "conveniently" at sea but also that there is no actual photographic evidence of his death?

    I think some people are wagging the dog.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • Scratchee

      "No photographic evidence?" Are you kidding? Just because it hasn't been delivered to your door doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

      Also, the quick burial is widely understood to be a means of eliminating the possibility of a shrine that would forever be a rallying point for Bin Laden followers. Now, not only is Bin Laden dead, but he's GONE.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  266. Andy

    I wish that the government, CNN and other news orgs would stop treating us like children. If the officials and news people can view these pictures, why would the rest of us have to be "protected"? If some viewers don't want to see a "gruesome" picture, they can skip to the next page or story (or close their eyes). And it is the parent’s responsibility to keep these from their children if so determined.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  267. Ellshere

    We would decry the publishing of these photos of a mangled body, if it were anyone else, as sensationalism. These are not going to be cleaned up photos like something on one of the CSI shows. Sadly, there will also be any number of so called "responsible adults" who will force childern to view these photos so the "learn" some sort of lesson. These same so called "responsible adults" will then be sitting around scratching their heads wondering what happened when some of these childern end up scarred for life. Not even the survivors of the 911 attacks have the "right" to demand that these photos be made public. If it is that much of a concern for them then they can be given private access to the photos. Anything else is voyeurism plain and simple. The conspiracy theorists are just that theorists who think that by casting doubt they make themselves look more intelligent, when in reality it is the opposite.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
    • Andy

      Is the government and news media to be responsible for raising our children? If we can’t do it ourselves, can we hope to have these so-called people of “higher intelligence and superior moral judgment” do it for us? Let’s take some responsibility into our own hands.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  268. Nate

    I want to see it. Now. I was in high school on 9/11, there were young kids here and all over the world who watched what happened that day. There's been non-stop war ever since. People need to wake up and deal with reality and this is part of it.

    Release the photo. Now.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  269. April

    I, for one, have no desire to see the pictures. I don't need or want proof, not because I am naive, but because I don't need those images forever burned in my mind. TV and movie gore is one thing, but viewing a real, bloody body is something I have no desire to do. I don't care who it is.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  270. kathy

    These photos do not need to be shown under any circumstances. Top officials,i.e. senators, congress, "Trump" or trust worthy volunteers should do this dirty deed and then report to the public.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  271. Jennifer

    I won't believe he's dead until I see the pictures. Everything including his fast burial is fishy.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  272. reymon

    this animal did not deserve a traditional muslim burial ... he should have been doused with rocket fuel, hung upside down, and lit on fire

    May 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  273. Fred

    We've seen the Zapruder film a million times but this is too gruesome?

    May 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  274. meme

    If Osama wasn't dead, you know he'd have released a video proving so by now. HE'S DEAD and kudos to the Navy Seals who shot him right between the eyes.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  275. yellow22

    looks like Bin Laden got hit with our Terrible Swift Sword

    May 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  276. Guest

    Hats off!!! :)

    May 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  277. Andy

    Release the images or not, the reason should NOT be to give us peace of mind. The threat of a terrorist attack is still real even without Bin Laden as there are several other operatives out there (obviously). Seeing a dead picture of someone who killed people will give the United States zero long-term benefit and may enrage people elsewhere. The photo release needs to be looked at from a national security standpoint only.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  278. albatross

    feel sorry for the all the feel good americans here. 911 was an inside job. the three towers were brought down by controlled demolition ( two planes & three !! buildings collapsing in perfect symmetry and at free fall speed , 10 story / sec). Only controlled demolition can achieve that. if the collapse were natural then we would have seen asymmetric and retarded collapse, not accelerated collapse. In other words your govt. killed your own people to initiate a perpetual war of terror benefiting certain corporate pay masters & defense private contractors. feel really sorry for the all the blind americans here

    May 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  279. micah

    yu cant claim to have killed a public figure like osama and fail to release evidence. how i we suppose to believe yu

    May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  280. Chris

    You can see the pictures if you want to. learn_to_google

    May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  281. craine

    If Americans can tolerate watching planes blow up the trade centeres and then watch as a young American is beheaded on TV; we can certainly can stand to see the death pictures of Bin Laden!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  282. Ron

    Show the pix!!! If you don't want to see them, DON'T LOOK! This spawn of hell, who caused so much misery, from the twin towers, to the endless colon exams at our airports, was also the cause of much misery in many other parts of the world. In fact, he was so much of a pain in the backside, there are bound to be people all over the planet, that want to FINALLY see his cold dead carcass disposed of.
    (Too bad about the added pollution to the sea, though.)
    The extremists are certainly NOT going to believe he is dead, unless they clear and distinct proof, with their own eyes. Admitedly, some trust us so little, they will believe it's just pictures that have been doctored.
    I, personally, have no moral qualms about seeing the pix. But again, if you don't want to look, turn away!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  283. Tim

    They need to show the pictures. Show the terrorists what happened to their leader.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  284. ExaltedMan

    It can't be more gruesome seeing living humans jumping down the tower to their deaths.

    It can't be more gruesome to see the bones of people who were just alive a month back and were cowardly killed.

    It can't be more gruesome innocent men, women and even children driven alive into the inferno and burned alive, all these right before millions of people watching the event.

    So go ahead, show it to us, and we have enough courage to see his GRUESOME deabody and bring solace to our hearts knowing that this EVIL person is surely a DEAD MEAT.

    Go ahead, we are waiting.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  285. Brian Carr

    Stacia,
    Nice reporting but OBL's body was in a hangar, not hanger. One stores planes, the other hangs clothing.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  286. DG

    I think we should see the video, how many times did we have to watch the planes hitting the towers and then the
    towers falling down? The heartbreak of the funerals and the families that were destroyed. We should see how this piece of crap died and how his worthless body was dumped in the ocean!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  287. MotoJB

    WE DESERVE THIS PHOTO!!!

    The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

    1. Photos of OBLs body at a hanger after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  288. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Until they see photographic evidence, the tin-foil-hat crowd will refuse to believe OBL is dead. I would bet that most of them will not believe he is dead even after they see the photos. They, like Thomas, will insist on placing their hands in the wounds before they believe.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • some emo kid

      The Birthers are all Deathers now, just like that.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  289. Dennis

    OBL's head should be preserved in pig fat, then displayed in a 9/11 museum.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  290. Buck Sheward

    I have a picture of Osama Bin laden after the fire fight. Having been around gory death pictures before it is not all that bad. Wish i could post it for you. I obtained it from a friend in the miltary who in turn has a SEAL friend. They are pssing it around most freely.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  291. Robert

    Do you really think this is something the government would lie about? Don't get me wrong, I do not trust almost anything they say; but if they tell us he is dead and he releases another tape in a week or a year, or ten years – how will the government spin that?

    The way I see it, there are three possibilities. One is the government story is true – he was killed in an assault by Navy Seals. Two – he is dead by some other means (like kidney failure) and the government wants to take the credit. Or three – he is not dead and locked away if some ultra secret government prison 75 floors under ground and we are saying that he is dead so we do not have to have a trial or turn him over to NATO or some other world court. No matter how I think about it, I can not see a scenario where he is still walking the earth a free man. But mark my words – if I am wrong and he is still alive and free, we will know sooner or later.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Robert Ore

      Or, he could have been killed months ago.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  292. Kevin

    Yes, Lets see him. What we should have done was brought him back to the USA and dragged his boddy through the streets like they did to our solders.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  293. free speech

    Now it's time to go to Texas and round up that other terrorist...

    May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  294. Hannah Fontana

    Photos won't prove a thing. Those in denial willl say they are photoshopped. They could produce the body, but some will probably say it was cloned.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  295. Tim

    This is fantastic. Can't wait to see the "gruesome" detail. Bring it.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  296. bex

    If we're gonna cheer for his death, then we need to be man enough to see what we are cheering for.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  297. UC13

    i dont care if his brains are visible & his eyeball hanging out of socket.....I WANNA SEE THAT BASTARDS HEAD ON A STICK ON CNN!!! if its so bad dont put it on the front page of newspapers for the sake of kids....but for us adults that NEED to see visual proof to believe....put a disclaimer and a link to the pic....im a big boy....i can handle it......"faces of death" makes me giggle....and i peruse rotten.com for a good time......i dont know bout the rest of you....but this american...REFUSES to just take the "word" of obama as truth....without so much as a shred of proof......SHOW ME THE BODY.....cuz im not buyin ANY of it

    May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  298. Guest

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05/03/bin.laden.photo/index.html?hpt=T1

    May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  299. Lisa

    I understand that the goverment is calling the pictures of Bin Laden's death is to gruesome o be viewed but what about all the photos that we had to indure with 9-11 and all of our american citizens we had to look at. It is justice for all of those who lost love ones during that time. We wanted justice an by what we have heard and told over the years he had people who looked like him so we deserve the peace of mind that it was truely him and not a look alikke.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  300. Dean

    I've seen photos of Michelle that are pretty gruesome. If UBL's photos are worse, the photoshop the head wound and release.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • NYCMovieFan

      I wonder if they took any photos at the scene when Laura Bush hit and killed a classmate in high school and then drove off, leaving the scene of the accident. If you are going to attack a first lady, attack one that has something to answer for.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
    • parkcitybrian

      r-a-c-i-s-t

      May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
    • Jon KIng

      One day boy you might hold the hand of a real live girl. Hang in there little man.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
      • Dean

        Does your sister count?

        May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  301. Thebuzzardman

    So, these photos will show the one time that Bin Laden had an open mind?

    May 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  302. Lynn Evans

    America should see these photos! Gruesome or not! I think most of us are used to seeing horrific scenes on DVD and television. I grew up during the Vietnam war, we saw this every night on the news.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  303. Gene in AZ

    Here is a link to the first picture.

    http://icwnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/first_photo_os_osama_dead.jpg

    May 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  304. Tony J

    I say release these photos. It is up to the individual to view them or not, but I would like to know for sure that bastard is gone. We can't have any Elvis-like conspiracies that he is NOT dead, that we were just told he was to appease us. Also, I applaud Obama for controlling the release of the photos. Remember when Bush posted the photos of Saddam Hussein's two sons, murdered and bloodied? There was NO delay in the release of those and I found that to be in bad taste. I cannot be certain, but it was my belief that releasing death photos such as those was a violation of the Geneva Convention. However, the American people (and those around the world who have suffered under Al-Qeida terrorism) need this closure.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  305. j

    You know very well they will leak out eventually. Just wait. It took a while to see any closeups of Kennedy after his death. You gore lovers will get your wish. Personally I think everyone celebrating should keep it down a bit. No death like this is something to have a party over. Instead we should be thinking about what kind of world we and our kids live in that makes this necessary. I also wonder what retribution might come from this. We may have gotten the head of the snake but we don't know how strong the resolve is of the rest of the serpent.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  306. Geraldine

    "Its so disrespectful to our military and the Navy Seals to imply that the story is a fabrication." I totally agree with you. But that will not stop them, nor did it keep a prior President's party from making fun of purple hearts in the 2004 election. Nor did it stop them from telling us we had to agree to incarceration without even access to a lawyer (much less a trial), wiretapping and spying on private citizens without a warrant, and more – in effect spitting on the graves of all the soldiers who died defending those rights for us.

    As far as DNA goes, my best friend's husband patented a way to do immediate DNA tests on a credit card sized pocket tester. He intended it for medical diagnosis, but his best customer is the Pentagon. His is not the only device of this kind, and he has to compete with others for grants and contracts for product development. If you know what unique family DNA sequences you are looking for and have them preloaded into such a device, you can do DNA analysis in seconds. .No amplification of the DNA is required.

    Finally, there was once a time when America thought of themselves as the good guys in the white hats. Before we made it unpatriotic to oppose torture, we actually at least paid lip service to the Geneva Conventions. Listen carefully to what President Obama is saying between the lines. We executed Bin Laden It needed to be done and I am thankful for those with the courage to do it. But we need to remember that we executed him. Because the rest of the world is remembering it and watching.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  307. doctom

    Don't need to see a picture or video, but would welcome both. What I'm most impressed with, other than the fact that Osama is dead, is how they carried out the planning and the operation so smoothly without leaks or snafu's. I'm quite proud of the group of service men who carried out this operation.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  308. Tiller In Texas

    Fnk the dirty Muslims, how many people did we see dead at ground zero????? They should have impaled him with a Christian cross and displayed him on the White house Lawn.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  309. NYCMovieFan

    The post mortem pictures of bin Laden can never be released. Never. They will just be used as recruitment posters by evil men, seeking misguided poor people to blow themselves up, and poor young men to join a fake war. If the President says bin Laden is dead, then he is. Those screaming to see the pictures are sick and stupid, wake up to the implications of those photos being used in evil ways. If you want to scream for the release of something, then lets see what passed for evidence for WMDs in Iraq among the Bush cabinet- now that we know there never were any, let's get the congressional inquiries going on who goes to prison for the fake war in Iraq.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  310. Mario Aguilera

    Why do people choose to release their impulsive nonsensical behavior on the web? Releasing photos of OBL's gun-shot disfigured face could raise strong antagonistic feelings in an already insulted and angry muslim world. Americans should exalt and celebrate justice, without defeating the end game. America's power is not unlimited, poor political moves can cause immeasurable damage to a country that's fighting wars on several fronts.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  311. George

    Hollywood spends millions of dollars to bring us the most gruesome realistic looking horrible images, and the government thinks we can't take seeing bin Laden's shot up head. How many times have we seen the Zapruder film of Kennedy's head being blown off? Please, we can handle it, I'm sure.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  312. Ben

    For all you people saying you "deserve" to see the pictures, you don't "deserve" anything. Your seriously inflated sense of entitlement is disgusting and just in case you didn't know, part of the reason the rest of the world loathes Americans so much.

    Stop thinking about what YOU want and start to consider the political, societal and religious implications (to name only a few) the release of these pictures would have on the WORLD, not just you and/or your household. Here's one; your kid goes to school to see some dude with his head blown off because some other parent just like yourselves doesn't have any kind of sensible rationale that would deter their kid from seeing, printing and distributing said picture. All the while, YOU'RE the one who ranted and raved about "deserving" to be shown these pictures.

    You want to see gore and blood and open head wounds, join the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines. Serve your country. Find yourself in the midst of battle fighting for people just like yourselves who think they're "owed" everything without any rational explanation. Watch your friend's head get blown off and then see how much you want some picture like that floating our kid's schools and the Internet.

    Get real, people. Consider the consequences of your ridiculous demands outside of the effect you think it will have only on YOU. YOU live in a country of MANY. YOUR country is only one of MANY!!! YOU are part of the global community whether you like it or not.

    United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Remember that? Grow up, America. It's time WE start doing the right thing.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • Wow

      @Ben.... you ever considered that your on the Divided we fall side of the equation.... just cause your too squimish to look evil in the eye and witness it's demise, doesn't mean the rest of us should be kept from that opportunity. I love how you idiot's espouse the United we Stand, Divided we Fall montra but never give thought that maybe it's the UNITED that want's closure and your the DIVIDED trying to destroy this country.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • Ben

        I have actually considered that, thank you. I try my best to look at everything in life very objectively and I do so fervently with the hope of finding truth in all things. The fact that I willingly served in the US Army for the sake of serving in the Army (not for a college fund or other type of benefit) would, in and of itself, lead me more towards thinking I'm not quite what your slightly predictable and uneducated rant feebly eludes to. There is no need to otherwise dispute your ridiculous accusation of my patriotism. Proof would be in the words I've posted previously that you somehow don't have the capacity to compute correctly.

        It's not about me or you or if someone is too squeamish to see the photos or not. A lot of us are unfortunately, not put off by a sight like that at all. It's about a collective application of sensibility as part of a GLOBAL SOCIETY. Once we learn that and practice it with candor and humility, we'd all be much better off. Of course, the imperative part of that statement (the variable that most often fails) is the "we"; proof of which, is in the amount of people demanding to see something without thinking (or without the ability to think) of the bigger picture.

        So, without regressing to your childish manner of rebuttal of throwing stones, put forth an idea on how to release those photos while engaging your imagination on how to do so without further damaging an already damaged nation, a world in flux and the children who will one day take it over from us. THINK before you speak because you're going to be hard-pressed to find a solution that serves a purpose greater than your own. Until you do so, I would suggest taking a look in the mirror to see who is actually on the "divided" part of this nation.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  313. Alex

    I'm sure in good time we will be able to see at least one picture of Bin Laden. Right now, the smart move is to keep them classified. This isn't the time to splash an image of his body around, one which might inflame many in the Muslim world. I think the way this is being handled is the best possible way. For once I feel our government is thinking things through before acting and regretting.

    To the people that don't believe he is dead until they see a picture.... I laugh at this. You are so guarded of what our government says (and to some extent it's a valid issue or concern), but what does a picture prove? Anything can be made to look anyway you want it these days. A picture proves nothing. If you doubt the government that much you won't believe a printed picture either. Just put your foil hats back on and wait some time. You will all have your chance to view his death pictures soon enough.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • Robert Ore

      “Alex
      This isn't the time to splash an image of his body around, one which might inflame many in the Muslim world.”

      Now he’s Muslim? We’ve been told by our Muslin Brothers for 10 years now that OBL and his ilk do not and did not represent the Muslim faith.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  314. dale.zalewski

    Release the pictures...the whiney, bleeding heart do-gooders opposing the release can choose not to look at them. Keeping the photos under wraps will only encourage the doubters and fuel their fantasies of bin laden being down in Argentina playing gin rummy with hitler.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  315. Anna

    My first thought is that americans watch gruesome things on TV every day – NCIS, Law & Order SVU, etc. – so I highly doubt these pics would be any worse. BUT, I really don't want them all over newsstands for our children to see. That's my only issue with it.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  316. Reader

    here's your pictures! http://wuxinghongqi.blogspot.com/2011/05/osama-bin-laden-killed-id-confirmed-by.html

    May 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
    • Ralphie

      Fake

      May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Vita

      saw the picture, love it! the worse he looks the better I feel.
      He should have been buried wrapped in a pig skin.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  317. Alex

    By the way beheading pictures were never run on mainstream media. You could however go look for them to view on the internet, so don't play this double standard bull with us about the media and showing death to everyone in their living room.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  318. JEan

    Can it be more disturbing than the Abu Grail photos? Don't think so.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  319. Mike

    A member of SEAL Tm 6 says he's dead. I don't need a picture to prove it. He's dead. Let's move on.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
    • Geraldine

      Thank you Mike.

      Keep saying it. Because there's a very good chance that the people pulling the "tea party" strings will see this as an opportunity to make more wedges. They may have gotten people on board making fun of purple hearts, lets not let them do the same to SEALS

      May 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  320. Justin

    I don't personally need to see the photos. SEALs got him. He's buried and done. Good enough for me.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  321. Brian

    As gruesome as it may be. Let's see it all. Saddam Hussein's death was on the internet. Rebenga~!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  322. RightWingSparky

    I promise to vote for Obama in 2012 if he releases the pictures of a dead UBL

    May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  323. AZ Freedom

    If a Navy Seal tells you he is dead – he is dead! Who are YOU to question him? Unpatriotic morons speak before they think.

    When you plant your own hide (or your kid) over in Afghanistan so that you can deal with the fallout personally – maybe then then you can demand for the body to be paraded around. Until then you should be happy to take the word of the man who did the dirty work for you so you could sit home eating Cheetos and play your x-box.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  324. etphonehome

    If the images would offend you, don't look at them. I for one as a veteran and Marine would view and finally be at ease that the son of a bitch is toast...

    May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • Geraldine

      And how will you know the images aren't photoshopped?

      Watergate taught us we can't trust the word of our president any longer, and the Bush Administration made Clinton look honest. Obama has been using Bush style tactics on this issue – if you listen between the lines this was never a caputure mission but he's not come right out and said "I gave the order to execute him".

      All we have here is the word of Navy Seals. If you don't trust them, then you will have no proof. Ever.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
    • Ben

      You're a Marine. Trust your SEAL brother did his duty and move on.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  325. AARONAVTR

    RELEASE THE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  326. compaq38

    They should put it on itunes for .99 cents. Then have all that money go to the rebuilding of ground zero.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  327. Proud American

    If the man is NOT dead, how would the US govt explain the lie that he is dead when he pops up in a video saying: "I'm not dead, world." I mean, I don't think the US is THAT stupid. If you think so, maybe you should go live in the land of Nod.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  328. citizen

    I can't believe some of these comments. The question of whether to release these photos has nothing to do with whether Americans can handle it or not or whether Americans have any right to see them or not. It has to do with not portraying Americans as barbaric as the terrorists. There have been a couple of comments describing how barbaric the video of the journalist getting beheaded was. How would posting photos or video of shooting someone in the head be any less barbaric. It's about being better than them.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
    • Geraldine

      Amen

      Is imitation not the sincerest form of flattery?

      We have met the enemy, and he ......has become us.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  329. The Hof

    Based on the descriptions I've seen, I see no difference between a photo of bin Laden's head and, say, a Domino's pepperoni pizza.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  330. Joe

    Bin Laden may be dead, but he 'won' a long time ago. Recent events in Libya have shown that the US has learned nothing in the past decade and sadly new Bin Laden's are being created each and every day.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  331. Frank

    Cannot be more ugly than people jumping to their death from the twin towers.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  332. CARMAG

    We never learn. Do the government parasites believe that we are mentally weak and unstable? We see more of these horrors directly across our streets.
    Don't show the pictures and this madman, self deluged, murderer and racist will be the next Middle East Elvis Presley.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
    • Ben

      You're delusional.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  333. Scott

    If the U.S released photos of President Kennedy's autopsy which are very gruesome, then these should most definitely be released. The difference here is this might provide closure to all the people who were infected from the 9-11 tragedy.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  334. Jeremy

    I had hatred for the man like all Americans, and I can understand the feelings about wanting or needing to see the picture. I worry about the message that it sends to the rest of the world. One, if he sensationalize this by showing the picture, then we are no different than the people we have grown to loathe in that they are historic for doing such things with our dead and the dead of others. Secondly, I think it opens our men and women bravely serving in the military to more hatred and harm and could potentially drawing more people the the cause of terror. We should all rejoice in that fact that a terrible man was brought to justice, but let us not allow this event to alter the people we are, and need to be, Just and Righteous. Do not honor the victims of this man by allowing his actions to make us just like him.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  335. jw

    I find it interesting people will take a picture of OBL with a mangled face as fact that he is dead but disbelieve the picture of the long form of Obamas birth cirtificate. The proof will be in the silence.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • tapu

      Those same people won't believe the Osama picture either.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
      • jw

        My point is the picture proves nothing. maybe it's him...maybe it's not

        May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
      • tapu

        yes, i understand. my point is that a photo is irrelevant in any case to those who ask for photos such as Obama's b.c. or this killing. it's their rhetorical device to sow descension.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  336. Steve-O

    SHOW THE PROOF BY PROVIDING THE PICTURE OF BIN LADEN: Watching the news coverage of such a historical time is great, but it also draws skeptical thoughts on HOW it was done, and for that matter, WHERE is the body? We have all heard the shooting taking place, the body was taken out to sea for burial and had to be done right away because of ISLAM beliefs...blah blah blah. Pictures do justice in times like this. Words are just words. Video is even more proof as to what could be the truth because it's more difficult to fake. Bin Laden-as much as I hate to admit this- was very clever with decoys. Who's to know if the guy we dragged out to sea was really the guy we were after? I think the U.S. is very intelligent... but I also know that we (government) hide the truth from the public eye WAY too much. This is a matter of proof needing to be shared by the American people. I'm not saying we should celebrate his death but rather exploit his death with the proof of video and/or pictures. Please Mr. President, remember 911 and just have at least one photo/video shared. You owe us that much. *And please lower the gas prices already. It's really difficult to afford lately.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  337. Ralphie

    Sounds like OBL took one to the back of the head. Not surprising

    May 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  338. biorsel

    Don't forget to attach a picture of 72 year old virgin stand waiting with an open arm and loving smile!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  339. BarbaraJ

    Show the photographs. Use your "Viewer Discretion Advised" title, and then show us dead bin Laden, so WE can KNOW he's dead. I'm a medical professional and have sen many gory things – this won't bother me a bit.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • Ben

      What about your kids? Think they'll be cool with it? How about my kids? How about the rest of the country's kids? Let's release the pics because Barbara is in the medical field and she won't be bothered by them. Forget about the rest of the world. Let's all do Barbara a favor and let her actually see a photograph of a dead body because she can't imagine the political backlash of our President lying about the death of the world's top terrorist being dead.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  340. Overtaxed

    So what if it's gruesome and will stir anti-US feelings among the people who already hate us. They had no trouble dancing in the streets when 9-11 happened.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  341. tapu

    I don't get this. The photo in question is all over the international media. Isn't that it??? It's on al Jazeera. It's shown in screen shots out of Pakistan. Have you guys looked?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
    • Joe

      Liar.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
      • tapu

        "Liar"??? What are you, twelve? Go to those sites and see it for yourself. It may be fake, but it's there and apparently being shown in Muslim countries.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  342. Mark R

    Publish the pictures???? Really? I thought we were better than that. If you take joy or solace or some how get closure from that then we're not any better than those we object so strongly to. He's dead. If we wasn't he'd already be out with another video. Move on. Do something positive that the world would respect us for. Regarding 9/11 photos, we needed to see them, it's why we should be so diligent in making this a better world.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  343. Aaron

    I would like to see these photos. Being that they are gruesome, why not blur out the nasty gaping wound? We would still be able to tell who he is...

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  344. artoris

    If the whole raid was videotaped wouldn't there be pictures of him before he was shot? I would like to see a picture of him using his wife as a shield.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  345. tapu

    I don't get this. The photo in question is all over the international media. Isn't that it??? It's on a l J az ee ra. It's shown in screen shots out of pa kist an. Have you guys looked?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • madoshi

      The night vision one? Its fake. They photoshopped the wound over the wrong eye.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
      • tapu

        night vision one? maybe, but i wouldn't have thought of that, looking at it. it may very well be fake–how would i know? (which, by the way, makes all this clamoring for a "real" photo seem pointless) The only thing that made me consider it could be real IS THAT IT IS ON AL JAZ EE RA AND ELSEWHERE IN MUS L I M COUNTRIES.

        HELLO!!

        May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  346. quinton

    It should be shown...Don't matter how gruesome...I have seen countless images of Pres. Kennedy head being exploded when he was killed....What makes Osama so special?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • Ben

      Did you see Kennedy's head open up from 5 feet away? No, you saw a silhouette with some stuff coming out of it in a grainy sequence of old old film.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  347. Wade Newland

    The pictures should not be released because of the young children who would see them.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • kayaker247

      do your job as a parent and your children won't see the pics. but any kid that can use a computer knows, google the word "gore" and there's worse things they can see.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
      • Ben

        Do your job as a parent and send your kids to school, give them a nice healthy lunch, clothe them and make sure they're protected from as many illnesses as you possible can. Then watch them come home with a printed out picture of the dude's head only partially intact because kayaker's kid was allowed to go on Google and search for "gore".

        May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  348. Mike

    I don't recall al-Qaeda or the Taliban being concerned about people seeing beheadings, stonings, and hangings of people whose only crime was being apostates in their eyes. Showing Osama's body will convince many people he is dead, make it harder for others to claim alternate story lines, and perhaps most of all, show one example of the raw ugliness that results whenever lethal force is required.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  349. Brooktrout 2010

    Are we finally going to say Obama is really an American and not some Manchurian candidate for Islam?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
    • Aaron

      lol

      May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
  350. Roelof

    i51.tinypic. com/mlngv7. jpg The American dream(nightmare). Fake birth certificate (with different layers, typed old writer machine and at the same time computerised), fake pictures of Bin Laden his death.

    How do presidents get re-elected. Right..

    May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • tapu

      So you can access the internet on your ward. I think that's great.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  351. MASS4CHANGE

    Osama Bin Laden died in December of 2001 of natural causes! Don't be fooled Mr. President! Don't be fooled America! 9/11 was an inside job! Joblessness, career failure, unattainable education and success it is not life as it goes! It is the New World Order! Take up arms and revolt! Kill! Destroy!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • tapu

      So are there two computers for patients' use, or are you and roelof on rotation for free time?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  352. Scott

    Release the Kraken!!! I mean....release the photos!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
  353. GM

    The OBL death photo that's been widely circulated is a fake. Real photos still to come from USA.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-photo-fake

    May 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
    • tapu

      THANK YOU for having the insight and respect for others in providing a link to explain the photo manipulation. No one has ever called me stupid (well, they have, but they were wrong. heh.), but I know nothing about this area of technology. Again, I appreciate your post. Jennifer B.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  354. FloridaGirl

    The Government and News had no problem showing the twin towers being attacked and people suffering over and over again; therefore, we should see the pictures of this man dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
    • Ben

      Fabulous reasoning for the release of the pictures. You should run for office. Please finish high school first, though. I'd say it would be wise to consider college as well. You may also want to consider some kind of doctorate as well if you're not too busy deducing such wonderful reasons for releasing photographs of a mangled human body because you don't have the ability to see past your own idiocy.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • tapu

      At the time, much was made of the point that people needed to see and understand the magnitude of 9/11. Things are a little simpler (thank god) with bin Laden: DNA testing proves he's dead. And no, there could not possibly be a conspiracy of the size and scope necessary to fake that. Please. People need to grow up.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  355. Kevin

    Just like Obama's Birth Certificate, showing the pics of Osama won't do anything really, but incite people. Claims of "it's fake" will still rise up. I do think it's funny that people who say, "The government lies" also point to an interview of Osama where he denies involvement in 9/11. Are people really that cracked that they'll take the unverified word of a known and admitted terrorist over that of their own country?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  356. blueballs

    Father and son rot in h-ll as we speak

    May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  357. Wow

    Hundreds of people jumping from two burning buildings, bodies and body parts scattered amongst crumbled buildings, video tape of Americans being be-headed, heck, go to a theater, anyone seen the SAW series of movies. And the nanny state and Obummer don't want us to see the results of ten years of war, billions of dollars and thousands for soldiers lives. Here's an idea, let's rerun the footage from 9/11 and then RELEASE THE PICTURES.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  358. Lisa

    Show the picture(s), and let each individual person decide if they want to look at them. It’s been almost 10 years and we have a right to see them.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  359. Mike

    How is the video of us cheering in the streets over someone's death any different than video 10 years ago of people cheering in the street for 3000 people's deaths? You guys need closure that bad? Feel bad for all of you.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  360. john

    I like how people see WE all want to see them. I don't care to see a picture. Why are we trying to justify releasing the pictures by saying that is what the extremist do? Most extremist are poor uneducated invdividuals who are picked do to their desperate situation. I laugh at the stupidity of some who dance around dead bodies or brutalize corpses. That is not what a educated societies do. We already have too much blood on our hands do to our Bush era foriegn policy, releasing photos would only fuel the hatred fire.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Wow

      @john... so tell me.... which photos where released that "fueled the hatred fire" before they knocked down the trade centers? That's what I thought... quit being such a pu$$y. Hiding your head in the sand doesn't make anything go away. Radical Islam will hate us whether we release the photos or not. Being nice and pretending to like everyone, won't make them like you.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
      • cancrom

        amen

        May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • Steve-O

      Most of us want to see the proof, not ALL. But those who choose to view are making a CHOICE. Just as people of Al Quida CHOOSE to kill people. Just show the damn photo already. Enough is enough. No more bantering about this and that. We all have different opinions. Why can't the president just quit trying to protect us in the viewing of a photo? We've all suffered with gas prices, joblessness, economy being shot down and down and DOWN...

      May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  361. kayaker247

    I've seen videos of innocent people getting their heads cut off by these monsters. I think I can handle one of their dead with bullet to the head!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Skye

      'nuff said. i couldn't agree more.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • David

      This is not a valid argument to release these photos. One heinous, indecent act does not justify another.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  362. blueballs

    Big nose? check! Fat lips? check! Weak attempt at a beard? check! It's him!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  363. Rob

    Just remember, it was Bush's waterboard torturing that was able to lead to this intel. The same technique that Obama and Biden condemned. Now it makes Obama look like a champion. Go figure.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
    • Kermit Roosevelt

      There are many of us who will admit we were wrong about that. It'll be admitted to begrudgingly in subtle sidebar interviews, but no-one's gonna jump out of the Oval Office chair the day bIn Laden is killed and say "Yay! Let's torture more Muslims!".

      May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
    • Kevin

      Don't be so quick to credit waterboarding. Information can be gotten just as easily with truth serum, a fifth of Jack Daniels, or a promised trip to Disney World.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
      • Rob

        My point is, we are so quick to condemn the techniques of the Bush era because we think they are unethical. Maybe they are, but remember you are dealing with an enemy that does not go by the same laws. We are the only Country who still abides by the Geneva Convention and you can't do that anymore in this day and age. I'm not saying to drop to their level but you do what it takes to get the information you need to win this type of war. You can't play it safe and just hope the bad guys will drop in your lap. Not going to happen.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  364. Guest

    Yes for some even after seeing the photos they will have doubt and spew conspiracy theories though for a VAST majority of the people it's simply a form of closure.... yes closure.....That thing that happens when your mind is satisfied , you know so you don't continue to wonder...... So for me seeing it is just >closure< and if that makes me morbid somehow well then what's it called when a parent loses a child due to kidnap etc. and spends a lifetime wondering (thats LACK of closure and if you ask ANY of them they would rather know good or bad).... So think what you will but it's closure in it's simplest form..Northing more nothing less.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  365. Kilometer77

    Perverse though it may be, I want to see him. Just like I saw people jump from Tower 1, just like i saw United 175 plow into Tower 2. This information belongs to the American people, it was done in our names and we paid for it.
    Release the .

    May 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  366. jb

    there's many non-american sites that will be showing the photo. america is censored and protective of children seeing the picture as it could give them nightmares.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  367. Jaan Black

    lmfao @ The Hof....being trapped in NYC on that glorious day, desperate to get back home to NJ, having family call me hysterical...riding up Madison in a cab, listening to a reporter on the radio screaming that Tower 2 just collapsed and seeing the effing smoke flying up the street (although at a safe distance)....closing my eyes every-single-time I went through the Lincoln Tunnel for years...oh, and the let's not forget the still shots of people on FIRE, leaping to their own death...I want to see that d*** nosed demon dead...can't be any worse than watching Saw

    May 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  368. Mom

    I don't understand this whole thinking of "If we don't see pictures, it didn't happen." Do we demand photos when criminals are executed? Isn't there a lot you accept as truth without seeing visible proof of it? And as a mother of three small children, I worry that if a photo is published, my kids will come across it accidentally. Even assuming that most news outlets would be sensitive in publishing it, such a talked-about photo would be bound to show up unexpectedly. I can imagine turning on the TV while my kids are sitting there, forgetting that it's tuned to CNN, and suddenly the whole family is staring at a gruesome photo of a dead person. No thank you.

    I don't want or need to see the photo.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  369. Lynn

    I do believe the pictures of Bin Laden should be released. We seen the images of innocent people around the world that he was responsible for killing and injuring. Why should we show him or members of the Taliban & Al Quida any respect in his death? This is real... This is the world we live in now.... STOP trying to shelter people from reality. If you are going to support terrorists and their activities, you also need to see what the results of that support will be!! If you don't feel you are able to handle seeing the images, don't look!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  370. Rebecca

    I just viewed the photo and I am so sorry I did. It turns my stomach. Nothing can bring back those precious people andI am still angry about it. We have to wake up though and realize there are like 4 million muslims in this country and they are not here for peace. Think of the terrorists who lived in our country. And I believe they are here for one reason and one reason only. They want world domination

    May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
    • Lynn

      And since those images have not been released, how did you get access to them?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • Jim

      "We have to wake up though and realize there are like 4 million muslims in this country and they are not here for peace."

      Rebecca, you cannot be serious. If you are serious, you are not a very intelligent person. Was every German that moved here before World War 2 really a Nazi in disguise plotting to take out America? Were all the Japanese-Americans that were thrown in internment camps during World War 2 done so justifiably because they were Japanese spies? NO!!!! Don't let your hatred turn you into a blind, blood-thirsty fool.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  371. Kevin

    Blood Lust, that's all it is.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  372. Skye

    Just show the damn picture already. We're not children. What happened on 9/11 is more gruesome than any photo I can imagine, no matter how bloody/gory. Anyone who chooses not to view it doesn't need to.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
    • David

      I for one, do not want to see it and I don't want my children to see it either. It would be impossible for young children not to view such photos because once released they will be pasted on the cover of all the major magazines and newspapers. The man is dead, let's move on. America we're better than this.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  373. Michael

    Out of respect for Osama's family and Muslims everywhere, the pictures should not be shown.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  374. Mana85

    i can't believe how adament some of you are with seeing the gruesome photos. is seeing someone's blown up head going to change anything??

    we should be doing better things..like thinking of ways on how we can all be more unified as americans and prevent another 9-11..

    May 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  375. Rebecca

    We no longer have freedom of speech

    May 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  376. Cyphonix

    We the people, as tax payers and abiding citizens of the United State DEMAND you release the photos of Bin Laden dead at once! You work for us.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  377. Kevin

    People shouldn't be so quick to credit waterboarding. This information could have been gotten just as easily with a promised trip to Disney World, truth serum, or a 5th of Jack Daniels.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  378. pherz

    Enough Muslim sensitivity already.. god, we want them to build a mosque where the wreckage fell and we're worried about offending anyone at this point? Really god?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  379. Phil

    Here we go again. First we're told that there is no birth cirtificate, only a cirtificate of live birth. Then we're given a copy of the original birth cirtificate that, according to photoshop experts, is a poor quality forgery. Now we're told that bin Laden is dead, but there is no body. There are photos but you can't see them. The economy is recovering, but there are no jobs. Nothing has changed. Liars continue to tell lies. They have to tell even more lies to cover up the first lies.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • notme

      And haters will continue to hate. They will generate more hate to justify the initial hatred!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  380. Chill

    You do realize that even if they did show the pictures, the conspiracy theorists will still claim its a hoax. To those of you that say "I deserve to see the picture"... gee what makes you so special that you "deserve" to see it? The government doesn't have to prove jack to anyone. It happened, end of story. You can believe he is dead or not – I choose to believe it.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • notme

      It’s actually incredibly easy to believe it, the alternative does not hold up to logical thinking. It’s amazing to note that so many people(those demanding the pics for proof) have issues!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  381. Taiwan

    I believe in seeing is believing,and i agree i wont rest until they release what the public wants to see and thats proof!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • opinion

      WikiLeaks knows all and shall set the truth free!!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  382. opinion

    Well, let's just see what wikileaks has to say about all this......................

    May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  383. Ron Reale

    Put a ham sandwich in his mouth and release the pictures. Show photos of his house with the bar fully stocked and pigs running free. Contents of refrigerator should be bacon and pork products and a case of beer.
    Ron Reale
    realetybytes.com

    May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  384. Gregg

    The government thinks it's OK to see Kennedy's head blown off, but not Bin Laden's. That's because they don't have Bin Laden. They just killed some Pakistani guy and called him Bin Laden. There is no Bin Laden - his persona was created by the CIA to control international affairs the way they wanted to. The problem for the CIA, of course, is to figure out how to end the lie without being found out.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • Che Osama

      WTF is WRONG with you? Please kill yourself.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  385. Dave

    Screw you and post the BEST picture! They already hate us and want to kill us!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  386. ksmith

    Nobody seems to have any trouble watching JFK's head explode in the back of a convertible over and over and over again, sometimes even in slow motion. So yes show the pics and I want to know what's on those hard drives so we all know exactly what to watch out for.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  387. Kevin

    I seriously doubt that if President Obama's announcement of Osama's demise didn't bring you closure, then pics of Osama's dead body aren't going to do it either.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • notme

      I completely agree.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
    • BBme

      Yeah dude cause the government would never lie to its people would it.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  388. afrosheen

    i hope some of those don't ask, don't tell guys stuck their penis in the hole........

    May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  389. MyGrandpaSays

    My grandpa says a fishy is nibbling at Osama's weewee. That's what my grandpa says.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  390. Dave

    BTW this messed up the commies & Illegal aliens May Day marches too!

    Viva America! Viva President Bush!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  391. MichaelPSchmitt

    Nothing was more gruesome than watching the towers fall. This murderer got treated far better than what he deserved.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  392. John

    Show me his head and what is left of those eyes. These are no longer those friendly eyes.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  393. Chukkao

    Back off. It took the government 20 years to come up with the fake JFK autopsy photos. They can't work much faster than that. And remember, 3 weeks ago we were being told there was NO Obama birth certificate. Two weeks ago we were being told there was a birth certificate but it was against the law to release it. Things change.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  394. M

    SHOW ALL THE PICTURES OF THIS EVIL, EVIL PERSON (MONSTER)
    Let's all close our eyes for 5 seconds and think about what all 9/11 victims felt and seen (FOR THE LAST TIME) when thier planes hit the buildings in NY, PA and WDC and when the buildings came crashing down on the vitims that had no chance of getting out alive. Then close your eyes for another 5 seconds and listen to the sounds of the families that lost their loved ones, and had to tell their childern that they are not coming home, because some MONSTER didn't like Americans. So for some pictures offending anyone, they don't have to view them. That's the great thing about being a "AMERICAN' we are FREE!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  395. marine2armyof1

    I dont know if CNN is playing an act or if they want everyone to believe the garbage set in motion by the white house (government). Dont get me wrong I love my country but this government of ours is shady. Please let me tell you that for one the movie LOOSE CHANGE 2nd Edition needs to be publicized more and then people will understand that one person wasnt to blame for 911 its so much more than that but its easy to blame just one person. But what draws my attention to type here is because this so called picture of this OBL dead photo clear to see its him in the face they claim as being real is a fake. I have a copy of the original on my iPhone. From the nose down it is all Photoshopped. But then again CNN publicly says this is a real pic. Nice reporting. But if you want it email me and ill send it.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  396. Alejandro Dron

    'Downfall'
    http://www.zoharme.com
    Graphic Commentaries on the Middle East

    May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  397. Che Osama

    The faster they release this damn photo, the faster I can put it on t-shirts and make my fortune. Get over it!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  398. Sercy

    I would really like to see those photos. No matter how graphic and awful OBL looks like. Gotta see some evidence! Even pics taken during the raid...

    May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  399. Nocona

    How about we just let the future speak? Eventualy, when there is no more communication from the man, the fact that he has been killed will speak for itself. In the mean time, the naughty child is being given the negative attention he sought. Silence on this would be a more grave insult to his memory than anything that could be said about his life.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  400. Steve-O

    You didn't view the real picture Rebecca, only a fake that's floating around the web. The real picture is with the U.S. Government...as always. Waiting for the right time, if any, to share with the American people. Al Qaeda is a horrible HORRIBLE tribe of people who want nothing more than to torture and kill people for the sake of... well, death! Show the true horrible picture of Bin Laden and we can all feel better. I'm not saying to celebrate his death by dancing in the streets, but to have closure to a guy who killed so many innocent people in the world.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • nemo

      When will American's wake UP! Comments like these from the brainwashed masses are incredible. The man was declared dead so many times before this it's unbelievable. You're making yourselves into laughing stocks. Start researching who Al Qaeda is for a start and grow up!

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • Steve-O

        Hey NEMO: Please take this to heart... shut the fuck up! Did you not read what I said? Al Qaeda is wrong, we want pictures to put the curiosity to rest- even if the truth out there is hidden. What the fuck are you talking about "do some research on Al Qaeda??" I'm sure anyone would agree with me that Al Qaeda is wrong and their whole belief system is WRONG. 911? Remember 911 and the twin towers? Remember how we all had this feeling of "Holy shit, we just got attacked on our own soil? How the hell is that possible?" You know what I think? I think we're all scared to know the truth. We don't even know the truth about anything that happens anymore. It's all hidden in our government. I love where I live and I want to believe things that are said...but when it comes to war it's really difficult to know whats up and and whats down. Don't tell me to do research dork. It doesn't take research to know when people are killing others. DORK!

        May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  401. Reality66

    Still doesn't prove anything.. Where's the evidence?

    Never believe what the White House says especially after that fake birth certificate.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  402. Jenny Bea

    For those that say anyone who doesn't support Obama will deny the reality of the photos- your partisanship is showing. I am an adamant anti-Obama supporter. I have never denied it, and I will look forward to the release of photos for my own personal reasons. I agree with the hesitation. I think that anyone who says Obama made this up for political points needs their head examined. So you guys knock off with the partisan politics. At any rate, I agree with the release, and I'm very much anticipating it.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  403. test

    OBL? What, he's now earned a hip-hop name, like Old Dirty Ba$tard (ODB) or JWow from Jersey Shore?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  404. H. Michael Sarkisian

    Hanger is not the proper word in the story...please correct! The word is hangar!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  405. notme

    I must be from another planet but I have zero desire to see the pictures for any reason. I don’t need to see them to confirm he is actually dead, it defies logic for anyone to think the administration is lying; I don’t need to see them to obtain any delight in seeing him dead. I’m actually in complete shock that there are so many people who want to see them. I think anyone who wants to see the picture is weird/crazy/somewhat sociopathic. But that’s just me!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  406. James

    All I can do is laugh. Happy I’m to know that the most vile of people in this day and age is dead and gone, took over ten years. But still to many will fill just that one mans sandals. That part of the world has been at it since the dawn of man kind, and no matter what our country does or any other country for that matter will ever change that, so we will take what we can as usual and then leave..

    We should see that photo and many of us have so far even if the government won't show it. Thank You Internet..... just be savvy and look for it if you want to see it that bad. It's rather nasty looking but hey we have more gore in our movies right?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  407. don1qot

    Pix, or it didn't happen...

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  408. trollface

    Just give them time people. IT takes patience and skill to create a realistic image in photoshop. You can't rush art.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  409. Pixie D

    We need to see this photo to know it is real, otherwise how can we believe the man is dead? We need closure!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  410. U LIE

    Incompetance. Why don't they just show it and prove it. Cause the USURPER wants to make it his new fake BC? obaMAO scum.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  411. Craig Eliot

    I am thinking about the people who died in the World Trade Center. They died horribly. Therefore, the MORE gruesome the photo, the better I like it, because the more thorough the justice.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  412. April

    The US had to give OBL a proper Muslim burial to prove that this war is not against Islam, but against extremism. Sometimes justice means choosing not to give an enemy every degradation he deserves, but instead showing the mercy we wished would have been shown to us.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • Everett

      Well said. We need to look at this not just from our mindset, but those peoples that have a differing view of the world than ours.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  413. jb

    i hope they got a good t-bag shot after killing him. they should of spread pork fat on bin ladens body and dumped him in the new york city dump so he could answer to those that died in the towers. so many peoples ashes ended up in there. whats this about a burial shroud thats bs!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  414. David

    It seems like the only argument to show such gruesome photos is the fact that most Americans have seen such filth before. I do not think that this President will show the photos simply because it is indecent to do so. Remember, it was under President Bush's watch the the photos of Sadaam Hussein and Khalid Sheik Muhammad were released. America is better than that.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  415. Reality Check

    Let's put this "gory photo" in perspective. The images I saw of "Ground Zero" in New York in the hours and days following the murders of 9/11 will forever remain in my memory as being far more disturbing than any photo of a dead Osama bin Laden could ever be. In fact, any such OBL photo would be, in a sense, closure, at least for me, to the situation and even oddly cathartic. The only reason Obama and the White House are hesitant to release the photo is that they fear angering Muslims. Period.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  416. Dave

    So I can see the face of a man who's been killed by a shotgun blast to the head 3 days ago on CSI, but I can't see the world's most hated man with his head cracked open by a .223 round?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  417. Justin

    I would have had his head on the podium before speaking to the people. That would impress me.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  418. Scooter

    Just released photo of Bin Laden and wife just before they were killed! :

    http://peacemoonbeam.typepad.com/bighairynews/2011/05/osama-bin-laden-raid-photo-last-photo-of-terrorist-alive.html

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  419. Grinder

    We should have run his body through a meat grinder and fed his remains to pigs.........preferably before we killed him.....feet first

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  420. bill

    We The People demand the bloodied face of this coward criminal be on the front page of every US newspaper, in color. 9/11 was spared no such "too gory" blither.
    We see mugshots daily of killers, rapist,molesters. After 9/11, all is game.
    What about the amputees and those not returning from Iraq and Afghanistan? Don't they deserve some satisfaction in knowing NOW the mission is accomplished. I remember a big farce about not showing caskets of the soldiers that were able to come home to be properly buried. WTF? Anytime you have info/photos/videos/documents that are not classified or a risk to security and you refuse to release it that is censorship. Un-American and not what we fight and die for. Seems to me when I paid my taxes I bought that camera the film the helicopters that transported it the guns and ammo that the brave soldiers used to take the shot.
    Show us the picture in color. He wanted to be a star...give him his last 15 minutes so he can party with Hitler and John Wayne Gacy.
    I will wager right here and right now we can find vehicle crash/domestic crime photos on the internet that are more shocking then this vermin getting exactly what he wanted. Any takers?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  421. chris

    No pics for me. As Americans I'd like to see us hold ourselves higher than the animals of the Taliban and al Qaeda.
    The last thing OBL saw was an American soldier squeezing his trigger and aQ knows it. Let them claim whatever they want – he's gone.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  422. Alex

    Just show it

    May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  423. Kevin

    Perhaps it's not the American people viewing the pic that concerns the government but what will happen when Muslim fanatics see the pics. Have you ever irritated a bee hive?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Dave

      No but I've wiped out Wasp nests and Yellow Jacket Lairs. Your point?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • TheSniperFromSavingPrivateRyan

        the fact that you missed the point just goes to show that you're an idiot and all the idiots who demand to see the photos don't care about the repurcussions of releasing those photos. any chance to discredit Obama, even if it means inciting more terrorism? get an education.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • Kevin

        Bees can kill.

        May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • MiHI

      What DOESN'T upset and enrage these islamist psychos?

      May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • Rich

      Yes, I have irritated a bee hive. If you want to get rid of all the bees, the best thing you could do is to stomp on the hive with your foot. Otherwise they just multiply and continue to bother you.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • BBme

      Kinda like give them weapons, piss them off, then goto war with them. It goes full circle we create most of our own problems.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  424. whatnot

    Beginning to sound like the reasoning that releasing a "long form " of a birth certificate would be useless, because some would not believe it anyway. Hence no copy of a long form of a birth certificate was released, until a distraction from other issues was needed.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  425. Mtrose

    Show me the pictures , otherwise it's BULLSH**. I don't trust the government or the president both are full of crap. when they got Hussein we got proof. proof is the pudding, well the pudding is shit

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  426. Meg

    Remember DANIEL PEARL and his gruesome death. As Americans, we need to stop being afraid of what people/countries think of us and wear our US flag proudly.

    I am Canadian by birth but American by choice...and very proud to tell the world that. Time to stand up America.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  427. Carl

    The best part of the mission was OBL's last vision during his last breath was a US Soldier.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  428. PaleRider

    I've seen several Whoopie Goldberg movies. I can take anything.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  429. RWhite

    I personally do not like Obama at all but I would have to say don't release the photos or video. If the claim of his death are un-true Osama himself will show up on video to deny them. It's not up to Obama to prove any of this. This will only cause anger in the rest of the world and no one who believes this is a conspiracy will believe it anyway. I say if Osama wasn't killed in that raid let him step forward and Call Obama a liar

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • RandyC

      Go back to sleep pal...seriously

      May 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  430. Sean

    I am a card carrying conservative. I don't care for "O" one bit, but I respect the fact he got Bin laden and I thank him for that. I believe we got him. I want to see the photos for closure, not proof. I think they will be released, and they should. We have a history of doing so. Look at Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and others. I think the issue needs to stop being politicized.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  431. Mark

    For all of you pussies out there, if death frightens you, look the other way. Show the pictures and videos.
    Mark

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  432. TLH

    I concur with the Navy Mom who states: "if a Navy Seal says he is dead, he is dead." As far as burial at sea, much too good for him. He did not consider religious preference, tradition, or protocol on 9/11. If he was committed to the sea, may he swim with the fishes just long enough for the sharks to know he is there; the ocean floor makes his journey to his ultimate destination that much shorter.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • RandyC

      What if Navy Mom was actually Pat Tillman Mom? I recall the original Pat Tillman story being sold just as hard as this Osama execution. The Pat Tillman story didn't turn out to be the same hero saga the Military and Bush administration tried to portay it as. Swish that around in your mouth the both of you. Jesse Ventura is a former Navy Seal. Give him a listen...

      May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
      • lsbrew

        Jesse Ventura was never a navy seal. He lied. And he continues to lie. He was a professional wrestler, that should tell you all you need to know. Put that up your butt and swish it around.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  433. Richard

    Show us the photos, regardless of what they show. Please don't try to play like you're protecting us by keeping us from seeing the photos. We're all grown up boys and girls, and want to see the picture, proof-positive that Bin Laden is dead – regardless of how 'gruesome' or how much 'gore' there is.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  434. charles johnson

    To senior admin official : ( Old but still viable OPSEC saying ) "Loose Lips Sink Ships "

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  435. David

    No need to post the photos. Those that believe it is a conspiracy will not take any form of evidence, just look at the birthers. The biggest proof that he is dead, he won't be making any videos proclaiming he is still alive, which surely he would have done by now had this all been a hoax.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  436. afrosheen

    The seaside resort of guantanamo is a terrorist recruitment tool, but killing the muslim hero and posting his zombie pic isn't?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  437. amos

    As much as obama has lied (insert things like. . .you can keep your old doctor, I will not raise taxes, dtc., etc.) I will not believe osama is dead unless I see the pictures and the video.. . period.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  438. aubrey_atl

    The govt and the media is going out of their way to claim visual proof that binladen has been killed. The fact remains that the us govt, us media is just as trustworthy as binladen.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  439. Dave

    I want the photo so I can use it for my computer background!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  440. nostromo

    So let the editors of the nation's newspapers decide what is appropriate for their front pages.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  441. Tim Desland

    The photos of OBL are no more the property of this administration than the Iwo Jima memorial is - they are the property of the American people, bought and paid for with their blood and treasure.

    And to those who say this will lead to more attacks, what other pretext do they need? They'll continue attacking us regardless of what we do/don't do or say, until they're also dispatched to "paradise" with their bro OBL.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • AZ Freedom

      Do you get to fly an F-18? Do you get to look at classified files in the Pentagon? The citizens "own" those things too....according to you we should all go have a picnic at camp Pendleton.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  442. Greycoat

    I've seen images of Moochella Obama. If I can handle that I can handle another set of gruesome pics of Osama as described in this article.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  443. don1qot

    Actually, I'm waiting for the Wiki Leaks to release them...

    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  444. phunt

    It is osama not "OBAMA" lets get it right. Show respect to our President, he deserves it. Great job Mr. President!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  445. TheSniperFromSavingPrivateRyan

    I have no desire to look at the gruesome photos of OBL body. OBL death doesn't make me dance around in glee, although I'm content that he's dead and can no longer continue to terrorize innocents. President Obama says he's killed, along with the entire intelligence community and military, then I'll believe them. There will always be loonie conspiracy theory tin-foil hat people who want to discredit President Obama ANY chance they get. Those people have hate in their heart, probably because they're just racist.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • RandyC

      Sniper, I caught the Loch Ness monster on a trout line yesterday. I grilled Nessy up, ate her and threw the bones back in the Loch. You're gonna have to take my word on it. Honest!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
      • Steve-O

        What the hell is going to happen now that OBL is dead? Believe it or not, I don't care. Show the pics, the video from the navy seals, great... but don't bash your own American people on this thing. We're getting out of hand at what the point is here. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NOW? More money spent on more U.S. soldiers being deployed to defend our nation most likely. Our taxes will go up and up, as well as gasoline prices. WTF is happening to the world? I'm starting to believe there really is NEW WORLD ORDER out there, and the UN is to blame.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  446. JS

    The terrorists in that part of the world are still busy planning our demise, probably with even more vigor than before.
    Osama's death has only further enraged the terrorists.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  447. Osama bin dead

    The American public (minus the bleeding hearts and whimps) demands that the photos be shown! This subhuman schumbag dedicated his life to murder and evil. Seeing him with a bullet hole in his head would envoke only one emotion. A regret that I couldn't piss in it. Rott in hell you lowest of life forms. May you serve satan as his bi*ch for eternity.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  448. Paulie

    The sad part is, in the age of digital photography and excellent, realistic special effects done in movies, would even a video satisfy everyone's curiosity? Hollywood studios have been getting more extreme and graphic with their depictions of someone dying in any manner of ways. "Photoshopping" when done by experts becomes very hard to detect and would pass as real to most people.
    The alleged OBL death image released on Monday by various sources is already being debunked as fake. Simple do a search on "Bin Laden dead image fake?" and you'll find multiple articles on it with explanations on how they believe the fake was created.
    People have their right to be skeptical. People have a right to demand proof. Those in power would be much happier if we were all just good little sheep and never questioned anything they told us. We have a right to hear the truth. BUT, we as the listener has to be willing and actually want to hear the truth.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  449. maxrmp

    We are becoming just as bad as the terrorists when we revel in seeing this type of bloody gore. Obama is a lying, cheating, stealing, murdering criminal. He is every bit as bad as Osama. We should not celebrate anyone's death. We should simply be glad that justice was done. And we need justice for the crimes of Obama.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  450. MiHI

    Regardless of how "gruesome" OBL's face may be, I'll bet it's still a hell of a lot more intact and less "gruesome" than the faces of those people who were crushed to death under tons of debris as the WTC literally collapsed underneath them.

    WE DEMAND CLOSURE!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  451. afrosheen

    dunking they head under water be a recruitment tool, but blowing it off isn't?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  452. JDMD

    Create a website that requires registration and a subscription fee for the 98.99 % who want to see the photos – the money generated should go to benefit 911 related activities. I believe Obama "got rid of Osama" – I don't need proof. I don't think he's that stupid to put himself out there like that without being sure (he may as well pack up and leave the White House now if it's not so) and if the Seals say he's dead, he's dead even if you don't believe Obama.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  453. kcg

    they should jsut release the pictures, rolling stone published a decent amount of pictures from the 5-2 stryker bct. and there was some gory pictures in there. some of us need to see it too believe it.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  454. Larz

    Did anyone see the photos in Rolling Stone a month ago or so about the rogue squad of soldiers? You had bullet riddled civilian bodies, severed fingers and a decapitated head from these trophy photos.

    UBL with a bullet in his head in comparison? Yawn.

    And kids are more likely to read Rolling Stone to see Katy Perry than log onto CNN to see a UBL photo.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • RandyC

      I caught the Loch Ness monster on a troutline yesterday. I grilled Nessy up, ate her and threw the bones back in the Loch. You're gonna have to take my word on it. Honest!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  455. Brenda

    I don't think that the pictures should be displayed. I did not think it was appropriate when the U.S. miliatry was in Kuwait and Al Jazeer, their television channel, showed pictures of the dead. So I think it is the same with us. If the foriegn leaders need proof than let them look at the evidence but I don't think that we should parade it or broadcast it. It just seems disrespectful.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Pliny

      Sorry Brenda...but RESPECT is the last word I would use in a conversation about that dead arab scumbag.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  456. Gary

    I think they should show the photos but only in the context of what he did. The networks should show all of the raw footage from the 9/11 attack, including the people jumping out of windows, then show the photos of Bin Laden. I think after that most people would agree that his gruesome (and instant) death was way better than he deserved.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  457. FtWorth

    I don't need pics. Obama's word is good enough for me.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Ozzie

      I believe Obama here, but sorry FtWorth, his word is not gonna cut it for the history books. In fact, I'm sure it won't cut it for the 1billion + muslims and with many millions of non-muslims. Unfortunately Obama's track record isn't quite good enough. jmho

      May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  458. salem5227

    OK, some people say, may be he dead long time ago, but for many reasons government didn't tell , Now Obama and his administration needs this victory, only photos can clear this clouds

    May 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  459. tele

    mohammedhans didn't worry about anyone's "sensibilities" when they were beheading people. I would rather Osama had been buried at a hog farm in Iowa.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • Terry

      Not buried, just dumped in a pen full of hogs.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  460. Pliny

    I want the pictures published just so we can humiliate the arab/muslims.

    Let the savages see what we do to them when they get out of line.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  461. Michael

    Here's an idea...let them believe he still is alive...and then let them go sit in caves and wait for his message... maybe they'll just starve to death! dumb asses!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  462. Ozzie

    Photo is important for closure. Not closure for 9/11, but closure on the OBL saga so we can move on to other more important issues in the war on terror. Let's not celebrate just yet. OBL's execution doesn't mean we're done fighting terrorists and doesn't even make us safer just yet. It's an important symbolic message no doubt (and thanks a TRILLION! to everyone involved), but it's no time to relax. Our military (and citizenry) need to remain vigilant. Let's not take our eye off the ball.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  463. Boston AL

    Stop treating us like children making decisions about what is appropriate for us to see or not see. Release the picture!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  464. Jean

    Look, of course there will be conspiracy theories regarding BinLaden's death. These people MAKE MONEY OFF of these scams. In this day and age of extended unemployment and a sick economy people find creative ways to make money off of the most ridiculous of scams. TShirts, conspiracy buttons for your lapel, books, videos, DVDs, you name it...money is to be made off of the silly conspiracy theorists cottage industry. It's a sign of the times, folks. Oh, and by the way...Osama is in fact DEAD.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  465. Century 21

    Real estate:
    Recently vacated home for sale in a quiet secure neighborhood. 8-10 BR no baths. Large fenced in yard with trash disposal facilities. Bedrooms have 2 tone carpet and recently decorated walls. Perfect for recently deposed dictator or fugitive. price negotiatable- motivated seller..

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Mac

      Thanks for the chuckles..... :D

      May 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • X Squid 68

      Thats the most pathetic mansion I have ever seen. I think some of the caves he stayed in were better. i am happy he is gone. cant wait for the pics.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
      • Century 21

        From the description of the pictures, red meat with a lot of hair; sounds like a p.....uh nevermind , i think i'll just watch some porno.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
    • Osama No Mo

      BAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  466. ONTIME

    The islamic cult can go pound salt and learn to practice at peace like civilized people do...join the 21st century knuckle draggers.
    If you play the new violent video games OBL's newly enhanced looks will not bother you at all but you can be proud and know he is a gonner.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  467. shiksa212

    Come on Obama. Ever heard of "follow-through"? Since Osama is "dead" why not publish some photos? Seriously, how long is it going to take for pictures to be doctored these days? Keep the entertainment coming!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  468. Massimo Deportado

    These are the same liberal idiots who have NO PROBLEM killing a baby in the womb or watching Nick Berg screaming his head off literally.

    N_____ , please.....

    May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  469. snowcloud

    They can't show the photo because....er....they can't show the photo. Just trust them. There is no reason not to trust this government/administration. They've done everything right. Stimulus was a raging success. Obamacare is fantastic, everyone loves it. The justice department has done such a great job on everything from the Ft. Hood massacre to the underwear bomber. Come on, people, trust them.

    /sarcasm off

    May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  470. bill g

    i guess it wasn't too graphic to see people jumping to their deaths from the twin towers. but now this POS we should worry about. NOT

    May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  471. Sam

    The American People Deserve Real, visceral evidence. Proof that the the job was actually done. Or this is all just some very elaborate hersey, and story telling. Those animals have no problem mutilating, hanging and burning the corpses of pilots, soldiers, saliors, and marines. The fact that we went out of our way to follow their traditions while burying this scumbag is more kindness than they deserve. Show the pics, all of them..

    May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  472. Zorgus Flambosi

    My God! By the swords of Damacles, must we relive this horror again and aGAIN and AGAIN AND AGAIN!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  473. Neal

    Who cares if it is too gruesome to run on the front page? Nobody gets their news from the paper anymore anyway! Lord have mercy, but that's idiotic.
    Release the photos, kill the stupid rumors, and let's move on.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  474. Ares

    Pics and videos or he's still alive. The US govt and this regime have no credibility. If you have the photos then release them.

    It's 'mandatory' for schoolchildren to be shown the ghastly footage of Nazi labor camps so quit being hypocrites and release the photos.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  475. Jerome

    I don’t know about, you but I’m capable of making my own analogy.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  476. Chris

    I'm embarrased right now to be an American after reading all of the despicable comments from some of you people! No wonder most of the world hates the US, you people are pathetic! The scumbag is dead, leave it at that and move on with your life! Those of you that claim you need to view the pictures for "closure", need to see a shrink! Grow the F up and move on! It's hateful and disgusting comments like "show us the pictures",that this country is involved in 2 1/2 wars, instead of spending the money to protect our borders, feed and house our homeless, take care of our vetrans, etc. Your "celebration" of this mans death only adds more fuel to the fire and it's reactions like this that the terrorists feed off of. Effin despicable!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • X Squid 68

      Now words from the President of Mamby Pamby land.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • theJackal

      You are a joke. This maggot killed THOUSANDS of Americans and got us in a war that's cost us 10's of THOUSANDS soldiers. Weak pathetic women like you who are worried about terrorists seeing the pictures and becoming 'enraged', please weakness. NO ONE can be enraged like we were when this human refuse attacked our country. If seeing pictures of a mass murderer encites someone to violence so be it. Then they are next. The US doesn't care what terrorists think you pathetic, castrati.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • snowcloud

        Thank you, Jackal.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
      • RandyC

        I shot Bigfoot yesterday. I ate him and dumped the remains in the lake before I could prove it. Just take my word for it. Seriously

        May 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
      • AZ Freedom

        You are a pathetic excuse for an American. You use the deaths of thousands of civilians and soldiers as some excuse to satisfy your twisted desire to see some picture. If you respected the military, the men and women who died for your stupidity – you would trust the word of a Navy Seal. A simple "thanks" would be nice.

        Instead you act like a spoiled two year old having a tantrum with no regard to the fallout your armed forces will once again be forced to deal with while you sit comfortably on your couch pretending to be a patriot. If you need to see people with bullets in them so badly – ENLIST. The marines will be happy to oblige.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Mac

      Calm down young man.... People have a right to decide for themselves... Whew....

      May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  477. salem5227- Saudi Arabia

    OK, some people say may be he dead long time ago, but for many reasons government didn't tell , Now Obama and his administration needs this victory, only photos can clear this clouds

    * important point for us as Arabs, binladin and alqaidah already dead after last Arabs revaluations in Egypt, Tunis, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  478. LeoW

    Not as gruesome or disturbing as the Towers on 9/11

    May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  479. Terry

    They should have put his body on display in public. Like proving a ghoulish vampire is dead. That way no conspiracy theories, no "birthers" claiming hoax to boost polls, no Osama bin Laden videos down the road. But I'm glad they got him. This is how our entire war on terrorism should have been fought with no ground wars at all. If all the money dumped into Iran and Afghanistan had been used on ops like this (terrorizing the terrorists) the war on terrorism would have been over long ago.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  480. John D

    They have never had any problems releasing gruesome pictures of the Black Water Contractors or Saddam's sons or Al-Zarqawi. Release the damn pictures.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  481. Ed

    Release the FU***NG photos already. Either this is real and he is dead, or Obama is the liar of the century...show us the damn photos..we are adults the govt. doesn't need to be our nanny and wipe our asses for us. Put up, or shut up Obama. And screw the "muslim worlds sensitivity". They can take their sensitivty and shove it up their a-holes. They lost their right to be sensitive about anything when they danced in the streets on 9/11 and were silent when we asked for their help in bringing bin laden to justice in the first place.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  482. John D

    They have never had any problems releasing gruesome pictures of the Black Water Contractors or Saddam's sons or Al-Zarqawi. Release the pictures.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  483. Dufus

    The terrorists need to see the pictures and gain a better understanding of what they can expect–it sure won't be 72 virgins. Probably only a herd of fresh goats at best, which may actually be more attractive than the promised virgins.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  484. Andy

    No photo could be more gruesome than the beheadings of Americans in this devils name.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  485. John

    I think that the pictures should be released. In general we are way too protected from these "gruesome" images and for what? For fear we will be angry? Could we be more angry than we were on 9/11/2001?
    For fear we will be sad? Could we be more hurt and saddened by the events that have led to this day when Bin Laden, the worlds most feared terrorist was killed?
    Maybe we fear a backlash from the extremists? Well the extremists are out there plotting, they are already mad at us and want us all dead.
    I think that there is something beneficial that could come from this.. Perhaps people will be disgusted by the images and will think twice about violence after all who really wants to end up with their face blown off?

    Release the pictures but before doing so, plead with the media to resoect those that may not want to see them and refrain from putting them on the front pages of newspapers.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  486. Peter King

    Saddam Hussein death photos were shown.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  487. John D

    It's quite amazing that there is no video evidence being released of at least the burial. The Bush Administration released pictures of their victories over our enemies straight away. Obama doesn't want to upset his muslim brethren.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • Mtrose

      love it

      May 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • AZ Freedom

      Right On....

      I remember seeing a picture of that big "Mission Accomplished" sign on an aircraft carrier commemorating our victory in Iraq.

      So by all means – lets always ask ourselves – "what would Bush do"? – and then do that.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
      • RandyC

        Brillant AZ!!! Great point.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  488. theJackal

    I certainly don't need the Gubment to protect me from the 'gruesome' pictures.... Nothing could be more 'gruesome' than watching the two towers come down, or seeing the planes slam into the building, vaporizing hundreds of people. I think there are many who would like the closure in seeing whats left of his evil face. If the Muslim community don't like it, they can bugger off.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  489. Alfredo

    I really have to laugh at some of the posters here . This Slime bag is responsible for the slaughter of 3,000 of your fellow citizens plus countless others around the world and you are worried about offending muslims??? HUH???
    I'd luv to post this photo on my wall, the more gruesome the better. And can someone explain to me why ourmilitary went out of their way to treat his remains respectfully?? He wasn't an enemy combatant, he was a mass murderer that hated America and everything it stands for with every fiber of his being. He should have been buied in a pile of pig manure and those photos published.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  490. Mac

    I am not a doubter but I am thinking of alternative possibilities. OBL may have died anytime in the past 6 years. He was a bit of a sickly person anyway. Sure he may have loads and loads of money but sometimes things just happen. Since he was the ultimate icon for the Radical Islamists they would want his persona to persist even if he had passed away. For all we know this is a conspiracy to boost the POTUS or to boost the radicals by having OBL die a fighters death rather than a normal unavoidable death (maybe while he was sleeping.)
    If he was living at the compund with his brothers then the DNA results could be questionable. He could have died in the last couple of days or knew he was going to die and maybe arranged this whole thing so he could go out a hero rather than a pathetic sickly old man. Who knows. Who knows anything for sure. It appears we no longer have to worry about OBL. Now we have to start concentrating on his successor. If the POTUS really wants a feather in his cap and is not afraid of these guys he could go after the next in line really quickly, annihilate him while showing the world this Radical Islamist thing is a very dangerous occupation. Now that would ice it for the POTUS in 2012 for sure. That could be his whole campaign. Just keep knocking them off, one after another until November +1 year and he'd have people pusing and shoving to get into the voting booths. Oh well, enough fantasizing for now. Back to work.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Beenaroundyaknow

      Mac,
      You need to sit down, relax, have a drink, and stop thinking too hard. I really don't care how he was dispatched, though if I was the Seal leader and saw the possibility of bin Laden in jail for 10 years while awaiting trial vs. a shot to the head, I'd go for the latter without much thought. However he's gone, good riddance, he was a piece of human debris.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  491. Sean

    Every American should get a free t-shirt with the picture on it!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  492. HeyYa

    So now that we got OBL, in Pakistan, can someone explain to me again why we rushed into Iraq?

    May 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  493. David

    The fake birth certificate was bad enough, don't alter the Bin Ladin pics too.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  494. Bill in Tennessee

    Ours is a nation that watches Bones and CSI on TV while eating dinner. We're all grown up now and understand that bombs and firearms and knives do violent things to the fragile human body. Show the photos already... those who are too sensitive to look will not click on them, those who want to see the Porcine Excrement corpse formerly known as Osama bin Laden to see that justice was served cold may gaze upon it.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  495. BIN LADIN

    Hey wake up !!

    I am still alive as long you support Israel !

    May 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  496. Swonder

    this is all propaganda folks! They disposed of the body of the worlds most wanted man for a reason... because it wasnt him or it never even happened! This is the same thing as saying a 747 flew into the pentagon... has anyone ever seen the amount of wreckage from a 747 in any photo or video at the pentagon on sept 11 2001? nope! People need to understand that the Government must provide legitimate evidence before they can ever be believed on anything 'they' claims. complete propaganda this is

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  497. joe

    The more gruesome and disturbing the better. They will be better than porn

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  498. Pliny

    I want to see the pictures of all the US Navy sailors, pissing off the back of the USS Carl Vinson, after they dumped that muslim scum's body into the ocean.

    I'm sick to death of 'not offending the muslim sensibilities'.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • X Squid 68

      I heard they dumped him with the garbage it wasnt a Muslim ceremony it was just throwing out trash. Oops probably peed off soem Muslims. Sorry thtas just what I heard

      May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  499. Mobeedy

    I have seen 3 autopsys, a man kill himself with a hand grenade, and a person standing next to a Hawk SAM that exploded on launch. Picture can't be anymore gory than these. Show the raw photos!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  500. The truth

    All im gunna say is never believe what this corrupt ass government says and damn sure dont believe that muslim president that we have. This is a coverup for something that obama has up his sleeve. Watch the rest of the news while this is going on and dont believe a damn word any publication says that is what they want you to do. Until there are pictures or something worth showing me dont come at me with this bullshit.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  501. A picture is worth a million words!

    Coming form the nation who produces the most violent, blood & gore movies ever?! – they're actually concerned about shocking us? Please – give the people what they want – evidence that OBL is dead – a “graphic content” warning is fine before someone views it – I personally hate blood and gore movies – do not watch anything like them, however, I DO have the stomach to see the photos of this man who terrorized millions and changed air travel worldwide – forver – I want the photos…and I'm just a housewife in the suburbs!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  502. WTF!

    Release the photo of him with his face in it and not he burial photo! However bloody it may be. We had ot sit and watch 9/11 in all of its murderous horror no matter how gruesome it became, a picture of him with a hold in his head is the LEAST we deserve for having to go through that.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  503. jb

    that jerk better not interrupt my surfing today. senario "bin laden's body washed up on shore today, along with a ton of medical waste and closed all the beaches" aarrrrgggghhhhh!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  504. James Ruston

    Let me see if I understand this. The evil, nasty terrorists show gruesome pictures of their victims and we saw plenty of gruesome pictures of the 9/11 attacks. And everybody knows that these terrorists have no morals at all, that they are the scum of the earth, that they will wind up in hell, etc., etc., etc. Therefore, we should do as they do. OK. I get it.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  505. Robert

    afl'dfls'lf'l

    May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  506. Mtrose

    it's just a tactic so Obama can get votes in 2012.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • itsmeman

      Nope, if thats the case they would have waited until next year closer to election.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  507. Irving

    These photos dont belong to you, Mr. President. They belong to the American people. Release them. We have earned the right to see them with our blood and with our dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  508. Dave

    How many times have we seen JFK being shot in the head? Release them and move on.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  509. Sarah

    The only good Bin Laden photo is a dead Bin Laden photo. Release the photo and video proof, cause I believe they took him alive and are holding him somewhere.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  510. Robert

    ak;askd;a

    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  511. Cathy

    Are we no better than the terrorists who flaunt beheadings for all to view? Why do so many actually want to see gore for whatever reason? He is dead and I dont need to "bask" in the gory details. Have we been reduced to this and do we not have any sensibilites left? Lets not become our enemy.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
    • Irving

      Wrong. Its not about basking in the gore. its about having the truth, even the unpleasant truth, exposed. Its about not allowing the President to make our choices for us. Maybe the families who lost loved ones to him wish to see his grape popped open. Who is Obama to withhold this historical documentation?

      May 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  512. Pep

    They are not showing the pictures simply bc they don't have any. OBL died long ago of natural causes. This is just a big scam for millions of gullible Americans.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  513. Robert

    FUCK BIN LADEN AND CNN

    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  514. elmer

    I wonder if when they release the "real" photo it will be in layers too.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  515. bill

    The repercussions are if you tread on me, I said don't. Nothing changes with the release of photos or chemical weapons.
    You mess with USA you will be dealt with. I thank God daily 1967 went down like it did or where would we be now? He said we'd run away if hit hard. Who actually ran away and hid? He did. Game over.
    We take on all comers. Always have always will. The eyes that never close......

    May 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  516. Beenaroundyaknow

    Burying Usama at sea was a humanitarian gesture fore it gave him a quicker access to his 72 sturgeons.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
  517. g good

    Most of you want to see pictures and I have to ask why!!! Why not just take the word of our military??? It is obvious that nothing will satisfy anyone.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  518. Cebes

    We do not need to see it. Al Quaeda knows he is dead, our military elite and top politicians know he is dead why does anyone else need to have proof?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • Irving

      Wrong. You dont get to decide what the rest of us see and neither should the President. These pictures do not belong to him.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  519. Sandy Lester

    Stop telling me what the pictures show, show me the damn pictures.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  520. Bonnie

    Yep...nothing like telling your deadly enemy what you've got to use against them. Idiots.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  521. Spyderman1961

    How could this picture be any more gruesome than the sight of dead, charred Americans being dragged through the streets of Fallujah and hung on bridge girders? Give me a break... end this suicidal political correctness and start dealing with reality. SHOW THE DA*MED PICTURES AND BE DONE WITH IT!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  522. Jesus_Loves_You!

    So did they thaw him out before or after they shot him?? This government was retarded under the Bush inbreds, but under Obama ithe government is beyond retarded.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
    • livingston1

      Are you calling the Navy Seals liars? If so – I know one who would like to speak to you.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  523. REGAURDLESS -SHOW THE FREAKING PROOF

    OBAMA WANTS CREDIT FOR THE RAID – THEN GREAT – PROVE THE RAID WAS REAL – DONT JERK THE ALLREADY PISSED OFF AMERICAN VOTING PUBLIC OFF WITH THIS BULL SH#T -NO MORE GAMES – YOUR CREDIBILITY SUFFERED ENOUGH WHEN YOU DIDNT GIVE THE VOTERS THE TIME A DAY FOR THREE YEARS ON PRODUCING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE SO HOW ARE WE TO BELIEVE THIS NEW DOG AND PONY SHOW NOW – AS FOR THE PROPER ISLAMIC BURIAL – ID HAVE FED THIS MONSTER TO THE PIGS "SPEAKING OF BIN LADEN – WHY BECAUSE AT LEAST 4,000 AMERICAN VICTIMS FROM PLANE FLIGHTS TO EMBASSY EXPLOSIONS WERE CRUSHED BURNED AND BLOWN APART ALIVE OR WERE FORCED TO JUMP TO THERE DEATHS ON FIRE ON 9-11 – TO THE BUSH AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS – QUIT KISSING ARSE TO ISLAM – IF THERE RESPECTABLE THEN TREAT THEM AS SUCH – IF HONNORABLE TREAT THEM AS SUCH – IF THERE CORRUPTED -TWISTED AND HOMICIDAL – THEN SEND THEM TO THERE MAKER IN CHUNKS – IM SO TIRED OF AMERICA BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT – WITH PEOPLE THAT WANT TO DESTROY US OUR COUNTRY AND WAY OF LIFE ITS PATHETIC- TO THE U.S GOVT – QUIT BEING FEAR MONGERS – AND WORRY ABOUT OFFENDING ISLAM – ISLAM HAS OFFENDED US FAR WORSE FOR TO LONG SO – BACK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR ONCE – AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE "GET"ER DONE BOSS:}." – IS IT ME OR TO WE HAVE GAY PACIFEST LEFT BRAIN THINKERS THAT ARE SADISTIC MASOCHISTS RUNNING THE COUNTRY – IF ISLAM – BLACKENS OUR EYE FOR NO REASON THEY DO NOT DESERVE RESPECT AS A RELIGION -AND YEP – A RIGHT HOOK IS COMING RIGHT BACK WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE.-WHY DO I BLAME ISLAM FOR THE CRIMINAL EVIL ACTS OF ITS EXTREME FACIST CRIMINALS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD FOR NO REASON AND HIDE BEHIND THERE RELIGION – BECAUSE MAIN STREAM ISLAM NEVER DOES AN HONORABLE AND RIGHTIOUS THING TO STOP THERE ACTIONS – IF THEY DID THEY WOULD BE RESPECTED BY ME INSTEAD OF CURSED BY ME . TO ME UNTILL ISLAM STANDS UP AND DEALS WITHIOTS OWN CRIMINALS – USEING ITS RELIGION TO GIVE IT A BAD NAME – THEN IT DESERVES A BAD NAME -AND ITS GOD AND PROPHET AND HOLY BOOK -,LOSE ALL RESPECT FROM ANY UNBELIEVERS – IF ASKED WHY I HATE ISLAM – I JUST HAVE TO POINT TO THE PEOPLE OF ISLAM AND THERE LACK OF ACTION TO CORRECT OTHERS OF THERE FAITH . NOT ALL ISLAMIC PEOPLE ARE BAD AND NOT ALL CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC OR JEWS ARE GOOD . BUT HIONNORABLE AND RIGHTIOUS AND RESPECTABLE MEN ARE HONNORABLE RIGHTIOUS AND RESPECTABLE MEN AND OTHERS ARE NOT ITS THAT SIMPLE . TO BAD ISLAM HAS SO MANY SELFISH POLITICAL LEADERS-AND NOT ENOUGH RELIGIOUS ONES – THERE CAN NEVER BE A POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS LEADER IN THE SAME MAN ONE WILL CORRUPT THE OTHER . IM A RACIST AGAINST RADICAL MILITANT ISLAM – WHY BECUASE THEY CHOSE FIRST TO DESTROY ME MY WAY OF LIFE AND MY COUNTRY -SO AS AN UNBELIEVER /INFIDEL/APOSTATE " AM I JUST" IN WANTING TO SEE THE DESTRUCTION OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ????YEP I NEED TO SEE HARD EVIDENCE – AND YES I THINK THE U.S. PEOPLE ARE ABOUT DONE KISSING ARSE TO ISLAM -AND SOON MAY KICK ARSE OUR HYPOCRACY ONLY GOES SO FAR ON POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WE CAN ONLY STAND SO MUCH HUMBLE ARSE KISSING BEFORE WE KICK IT . SO BE WARNED – TERRORISTS DICTATORS – AGAINST THE U.S – JUSTICE WILL FIND YOU AND IF YOUR UNRIGHTIOUS EVEN YOUR GOD WONT PROTECT YOU – JUDGEMENT FOR SHEDDING INNOCENT BLOOD WILL FIND YOU AND HUNT YOU AND MAKE YOU NO LONGER . THIS IS A RECENTLY PROVEN FACT -PROVIDING PROOF IS REAL.:} -

    May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
    • itsmeman

      Hey, what does it matter. over 850,000 civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, thats about 300x more deaths than on Sept. 11th. Countries have been completely torn apart, yet people care about one man's life because of the attacks. I'm pretty sure we have gotten more than our share of revenge, all we should care about is protecting our own country.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  524. CNN SUCKS

    ATTNETION PLEASE .. ALL REPUBLICANS ARE TO LINE UP IMMEDIATELY AND PREPARE TO SUCK MY COCK

    May 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  525. GiGI

    I am a big girl, show the damn photo!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  526. E Bessette

    We've got all sorts of gory visuals in movies and even on TV. In light of disinformation sites that make a living by discrediting both President Obama and 'mainstream media.' the identifying photo of Bin Laden is absolutely necessary to putting speculation to rest. After all, do we want another issue like the infamous birth certificate hanging over the political landscape for years on end! Some even think Bin Laden has been dead for years and has been kept frozen. Let's put it all to rest by absolute transparency.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  527. cl

    The live pictures of "innocent" people jumping out of the 80th floor of the World Trade Centers were gruesome too and we will never forget them. Seeing bin Laden's brains oozing from his head will be nothing ! Bring it on....we demand proof of death...

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  528. Wife Of USN Photographer

    No photographs have been provided to the general public as of 3 p.m. today 5/3/2010.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • Wife of Photographer

      Well call the hubby get the pics and lets leak this shit! The world wants to see the hamburger meat

      May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  529. John McClane

    YIPPEE KI-YAY....

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  530. john

    Here is the photo of bin laden: http://www.sl-webs.com/custimages/dd395-zombie-site.jpg

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  531. devan95

    guess those Abu Graib pics weren't that bad then.....?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  532. lily

    Will anyone believe pictures- of a dead Osama -now 2 days later–like Obama and his good friend Spielberg can't find a special effects makeup artist–put together a set inside the pentagon– and make their own dead Osama photos .They got rid of the body because it wasn't him!!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  533. RandyC

    I shot Bigfoot yesterday. I ate him and dumped the remains in the lake before I could prove it. Just take my word for it. Seriously.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  534. johnny

    "Even more details on the OBL photos" ???? Please, TELL US MORE ON WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE, MAINSTREAM MEDIA! This is hilarious, I feel bad for the poor misguided people believing this horse hockey. A picture is worth a thousand words, so stop wasting time talking and put out the REAL pictures already, all your talking is doing is buying time to think up another good lie.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  535. Joe

    Whether we want to see them or not, this world today thrives on grusome. They will surface eventually. I'm sure someone is already bidding on them on e-bay as I write this!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  536. RandyC

    You goofs will believe anything if they wrap it pretty in the flag....WMD's???

    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  537. joeamerican

    Liberals across the USA are feeling very guilty............

    May 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  538. dar

    Show the photos, need to see them! Bloody or not.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  539. stew

    White House...please don't treat me like a child. I had to see people jump from the burning WTC, I can handle seeing this raghead ith a bullet wound to his head.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  540. Dickster

    It's all a White Horse conspiracy. Remember, elections are coming up and this is a "feather in the cap" for the White Horse gang. I'd really be surprised if Mr. BinLaden is indeed dead! Bet the ratings of 'the Pres' will soar!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  541. Amy

    ANYONE THAT BELIEVES HE IS DEAD IS STUPID IN MY BOOK! IT IS ALMOST ELECTION TIME AND WHERE THE HELL IS THE PROOF? SHOW US THE PROOF!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  542. 7horses

    I don't think grusome photos are going to bother most people. Not much different from what we routinely see on CSI or Bones.
    Show the pix.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  543. Justin Corbo

    Show them, Show them Show them. We have to be reminded year by year of what he did by taking down the Trade Center. That image is burned into our heads. I dont care how gruesome these pictures are, I want to see his dead bleeding face.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  544. Erik Olson

    For those asking for a link to the fake photo .. jeez just google "bin laden dead photo" and hit "Images" at the top of the page

    May 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  545. Robert Ore

    "Read my lips; OBL is dead!"

    May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  546. Matt

    All this redneck cynicism is priceless. This time, the President used the intelligence agencies and the military the way they SHOULD be used. He accomplished more in 28 months with solid intel and a SEAL platoon than Dubya ever did in seven years with hundreds of thousands of grunts on the ground in two wrong countries. Keep doubting, Doubters– maybe you'll earn a spot on the next season of Trump's show, Birther Apprentice.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • Kevin

      Where's that "like" button?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • RandyC

      Hey Matt, I shot Bigfoot yesterday, I stuffed him and then dumped his carcass into a lake before I could prove it. You're gonna have to take my word for it. Honest! .....

      May 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • Irish

      So Matt, I have to agree that there is a lot of 'emotion' behind many of these tasteless comments... and doesn't lend well to the overall discussion.

      First, Like him or not, BO authorized the euphemism of OBL from his own ivory castle. Next; as I posted earlier, before we criticize the skepticism behind those disbelieving the news from this Admin, we need to reflect back on "why" some disbelieve anything being said... there has been no transparency! The 'spin' on everyday news and events leaves the majority or Americans in disbelief... so should one "truth' ooze out of this Admin its obviously going to be tainted based on the previous 2-yr + legacy of total misgivings.

      Dead of Alive... the push will come to exit Iraq, Afghanistan since the target of our occupation has been met.

      What concern's me more is the language coming from our WH on how the remains of OBL were handled... Why would they go out of their way to describe OBL's body "being bathed"... then "wrapped in a white shroud"... then "gently lowered into the ocean"??? OBL was not a "head of state"... he was not a "religious leader"... he was nothing but a cold-blooded murderer who showed his victims absolutely 'no mercy', whether pre-9/11 or afterwards. What considerations were given those he murdered? What consideration was given to Daniel Pearl after his beheading?? Where was the concern and reverence displayed towards the 9/11 victims by the Islamic Extremist world and their follower's when they cheered, jeered and celebrated their great victory of our dead?

      We are not like them you and others may say... your right! As a Christian I believe if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all... so my press release would not have overtly celebrated OBL's demise, but simply said that "his remains were disposed of within 24-hr's according to Muslilm law..." period!!

      So why the careful and thoughtful description released by this WH? I could render a guess, but that's not my message here... My message is that this and every other Administration has not learned from our past that it "doesn't make a damn bit of difference what level of PC, respect or reverence we show those wanting American's dead..." it doesn't lessen their motivation and obsession to kill us.

      Not even our gathering 40-virgins playing harps around OBL's remains would have distracted their hate for us... since all they wish to remember is that the "Great Satian" repelled 40-SEALS into OBL's compound uninvited in the dead of night to storm his room and double-tapping him in the head without the approval of Musharaff, like the cowards we are...". From there they will seek out every opportunity possible to kill American's and if possible, drag our bodies face-down in the streets behind their vehicles... just like they have always done in disposing their enemies.

      Therefore I am left without any comfort that our message of bathing OBL and wrapping him in a white shroud will render any consideration of mercy when they come for us... and come they will from their hiding places within the US as they continue to cross our southern border.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  547. joeamerican

    Barry Sotoero Obama is afraid of ticking off his friends in the middle east that financed his campaign.......

    May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  548. Kevin

    The only things missing from this crowd are pitchforks and torches.... All from the safety of their little closed minded world.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • RandyC

      I should ask when your crowd will show up with their blank stares and kool aid? blink

      May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
    • REGAURDLESS -SHOW THE FREAKING PROOF

      YOU FORGOT THE ROPE STUPID

      May 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  549. 7horses

    does anyone else think of this?
    (Mayor)
    As mayor of the Munchkin City
    In the county of the land of Oz
    I welcome you most regally

    (Judge)
    But we've got to verify it legally
    To see...

    (Mayor)
    To see...

    (Judge)
    If she...

    (Mayor)
    If she...

    (Judge)
    Is morally, ethically

    (Munchkin 1)
    Spiritually, physically

    (Munchkin 2)
    Positively, absolutely

    (Munchkin Men)
    Undeniably and reliably dead!

    (Coroner)
    As Coroner, I thoroughly examined her
    And she's not only merely dead,
    She's really most sincerely dead

    DING DONG !

    May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • REGAURDLESS -SHOW THE FREAKING PROOF

      HERES A BETTER ONE -I COME HERE TO WRITE ON SH!T HOUSE WALLS -
      I ROLL THIS SH!T INTO LITTLE BALLS -

      THOSE WHO READ THESE WORDS OF WIT
      -TEND TO EAT THOSE BALLS OF SH!T-

      OR –

      THERE WAS ONCE A FLASHER NAMED PAUL
      HE ABRUPTLY STATIONED HIMSELF AT A MALL

      TO A CURIOUS CROWD HE CURTIOUSLY BOWED
      THEN EXTENDED HIS WELCOME TO ALL ..

      May 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  550. Pilot.Dave

    I was OK seeing the two animals Saddam raised (adult sons) after their firefight, I'm OK seeing OBL dead too. SHOW US !!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  551. james

    It will make a great t-shirt. And under the pic put "allah ackbar"

    May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  552. Flyboy7588

    Is the pic as bad as burning Americans jumping out of the twin Towers?? Release the pic and let the world see what happens to a savage who attacks the USA.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  553. Anti Terrorist

    I remember Bush let the Saddam photo's out immediatly. Not very transparent to the American's not letting them out. They probably will be photoshop edits knowing this bunch.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • RandyC

      Che Guevara's finger tips were cut of to be presented. The term Habeus Corpus means "show the body." If you want to be the person who believes that Obama is the first politician who wouldn't tell a politically expedient lie, I would like to discuss an excellent opportunity to purchase beach front property at pennies on the dollar...in Arizona. Seriously, while I'm on the latin tip, Qui Bono? How beneficial is this story to every aspect of Obama's agenda and re-election campaign? Bush lied and sacrificed millions of lives and there is a long list of men who have done the same thing throughout history. They get away with it by bamboozling blind patriots and useful idiots.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  554. Peanut

    Gruesome or not, the photos Need to be published. Not only for us Americans but the World needs to see them too.
    The Taliban and other radicals are beginning to question his death. Release them now and remove all doubt.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  555. Peanut

    To 7horses – Yes! I couldn't get that whole scene out of my head yesterday :)

    May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  556. amac

    Gruesome photos abound on the internet, including the face and body of JFK during his autopsy. I say post the photo of Bin Laden so people worldwise who despised him and what he stood for can see what they've wanted to see for so long–photographic proof that Bin Laden is dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  557. George

    "this is the one that is most identifiable as him." Typically poor command of English by an ostensibly professional CNN communicator. It should be "...as he..."

    May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • Kevin

      Sorry George, you're wrong on that one. Just say it out loud the way you think it should be written. It's very awkward your way.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
      • George

        I tried it out loud with "him". It's even more emphatically lousy English. She flunked grammar. Then again, it's no longer a requirement for media types to have a basic command of the language: thus, the constant efflluvia "exact same", "absolutely perfect", "past history", "taller than him", the uttrely moronic "we was" (gee, thanks ESPN}, "guys" (revolting disrespect of women),"gonna", "yes, it was her who called", "me and him went...", "eck-cetera", "he gave it to you and I', and on and on and on with the hillbilly atrocities...

        May 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  558. Name*Ron

    I want to see the pics now dammit!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  559. David

    I cant wait till they make this into a video game!!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  560. osama bin laden

    ok my fellow americans, this is a spoof to re-elect barack obama................... like his birth certificate

    oh yea, i live in the hilton across the white house come and get me

    May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  561. Darren

    I have a feeling that half of you asking to see the photos are the same people that got upset over Janet Jackson's breast being shown during the superbowl, GTA (all of them), and South Park. Now you say "If people choose to see it, let them and if they don't want to then they don't have to." How come nobody says this about TV and Radio? Why are you able to choose to shield your children's eyes from Osama's death photos but you can't do the same thing when Skins comes on the tube (skins is a terrible show by the way)

    May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  562. Darel

    I'm sick of seeing left/right attacks. When are people going to crawl out of there political box and think like an individual?

    My question, Where the heck are the photos? I hear lots of talk about OBL photos but so far we have seen a fake photo claimed to be the "real thing"

    Just something to think about:

    If OBL lived in the compound all this time are we to trust the CIA had no knowledge of this? Think about it.... They are tracking emails, phone calls, cell phone locations, money and we are to believe this story that they had no idea where he was at?

    Also, pay attention to what they are telling us today... In many reports they are telling the American people that the CIA knew about this some time ago.

    Sounds like the new Department of Homeland Security is a complete joke. Yet, they claim they need more power to stop terror.... tell you what why don't we stop killing them in their own nation...

    Today they have showed the american people little of anything. But now they are showing us cartoon action heros at the "Compound"

    Get out of your political box and begin to think on your own.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • Bubba

      "Darel" sounds more like Abdul.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
    • Joe

      The immaturity, ignorance and hatred amongst fellow Americans on this site is sickening...

      May 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  563. snarkypatriot

    Not everything see and read on the Internet is true. (George Washington)

    May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  564. George

    I see the AFTERBIRTHERS are alive and well.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • Ed

      And we can see the leftist cool-aid drinking anus lickers are still alive and well too...what's your point?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
      • Retired Army

        The point Ed, is that you're an ass-hat.

        May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
      • Brett

        I agree with Retired Army 100%

        May 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
    • Bubba

      Why Ed, you've just made it for him by being moronic.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Irish

      I'm no birther George... but before those like you start to criticize those people who are skeptical of what exits the mouth of this president and Administration, they need to reflect back on the absence of total transparency which was promised, not to mention the onslaught of untruths and spins over the past two + years. We reap what we sow and this Administration should look inward in asking why American's are bound with distrust.

      Ok a couple of examples, both of which can be found in documented video recordings... BO speaks to ACORN prior to election and reminds them he has been by their side in support and promising them they will sit at his table when elected... then when confronted with the ACORN voter registration fraud accusations, denied knowing of them. Then there was his speech to the SEIU after he denounced be tied to them, again pronouncing his support for their efforts all along. Andy Stern led the number or visits to the WH in 2009... George Soros led the number of visits to the WH in 2010, closely followed by Trumka who bragged to his Union buddies that he visited the WH almost on a weekly basis. Actually, there was a documented 48 visits last yr.

      So when an occasional "truth" does escape, you will have to pardon the random skepticism... Personally, I believe OBL is dead and I commend this president for authorizing the euphemism

      May 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  565. Hunter

    This isn't AP style, and it bothers me as a journalism student.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  566. Bubba

    Did you see the pictures of Kurt Cobain? Big red blob with a tongue? You couldn't tell if it was a man or Bigfoot.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • RandyC

      Did you see avatar? 3D blue aliens that looked so real you could almost reach out and touch him!!!!Neat!

      May 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  567. REGAURDLESS -SHOW THE FREAKING PROOF

    HERES THE IRONY – WE HAVE AMERICAN WAR HEROS -DISABLED VETS LIVING ON LIMITED INCOME GETTING KICKED OUT ON THE STREETS BECAUSE OF CUTBACKS AND BECAUSE OF LIVING COSTS INCREASE AND SOME OF THESE WAR HEROS – BECOME ADDICTED -SELF MEDICATING WITH ALCOHOL OR STREET DRUGS TO COPE WITH UN DIAGNOSED MENTAILLNESSES LIKE DEPRESSION ANXIETY AND PTSD . THEY END UP GETTING PUSHED AWAY OVER TIME EVEN BY CLOSE FAMILY DUE TO ADDICTIONS -THEY END UP AS CONVICTED FELONS FOR ADDICTION RELATED CRIMES SO WHEN THEY PASS AWAY THEY WOULD BE LUCKY TO EVEN GET A PRPER BURIAL IN PRISON AND WHEN THEY PASS AWAY ON THE STREETS DUE TO VIOLENCE OR DUE TO OVERDOSE OR DUE TO SUICIDE OR DUE TO EXPOSURE "FREEZING TO DEATH" THEY ARE BROUGHT IN AS JOHN DOES AND THERE LUCKY IF THEY GET A COUNTY PINE BOX FUNERAL OR THEY GET CREAMATED AND TOSSED AWAY --AND THE ADMISTRATION HAS THE "B@LLS " TO GIVE OUR WORST ENEMY A KILLER OF OUR OWN INNOCENT AMERICAN VOTER TAX PAYERS AND HONNORED SOLDIERS A RELIGIOUS SERVICE FUNERAL – ID LOVE TO BE ON THE DOPE OR THE "SH1T " THERE ON – WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING . NUFF SAID –HEY AMERICAN POLITICIANS – TRY LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR OWN VOTERS BEFORE YOU KISS ARSE TO OUR ENEMYS THAT SEEK THE DESTRUCTION TO OUR WAY OF LIFE -THE LIVES OF OUR FAMILES AND LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS AND NIEBHORS AND COUNTRY -NEXT TIME .
    YOU WANT OUR VOTES THEN FORGET ISLAM TILL IT CORRECTS ITS FLAWS . – IM PRETTY SURE I SPEAK FOR AMERICANS IN GENERAL HERE – GET YOUR POLITICS CORRECTED OR FIND ANOTHER TRADE -YOUR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS REALLY GETTING PUTRID AND RANK . NUFF SAID – I DONT HATE PEOPLE OF OTHER RELIGIONS – JUST THE ONES THAT DESERVE IT .BY THERE ACTIONS . P.S. YOUR NOT SAVEING ANYONE BY KISSING @$$TO YOUR ENEMYS – YOUR JUST EMPOWERING THEM AND EMBOLDENING THEM TO BE MORE STUPID AND IGNORANT WITH THERE HOMICIDAL ACTS -IF THEY RAISE A GUN AGAINST US THEN GREAT LET A FIGHT ENSUE – SHOW NO FEAR – IF YOU SHOW THEM FEAR -THEN GUESS WHAT THEY WILL SHOW YOU WHAT FEAR..... IS" SO I SHOW NONE NO QUARTER GIVEN -NON EXPECTED AN ENEMY IS AN ENEMY A FREIND IS A FREIND CUT AND DRIED . –THIS IS MY WAY OF VENTING OVER THE 9/11 SITUATION – I THINK THE GOVT FAILED THE PEOPLE IN GIVING IT JUSTICE – 1. LACK OF PROOF 2. WERE POLITICALLY STILL KISSING @SS TO OUR SWORN PROVEN ENEMYS -SO GUTLESS IS ONE OPINION I HAVE AND FABRICATION IS ANOTHER -THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE AMERICAN GOVT -TO SHOW THE WORLD THE REAL THING – AND TELL ANY COUNTRY THAT SUPPORTS ISLAMIC TERRORISTS HOW THE HELL SH#T IS . AND SHOW NO FEAR WHEN WE DO THIS . AGAIN I EXCERSIZE MY 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND COULD CARE LESS WHO I OFFEND -AS THEY DESERVE TO BE OFFENDED MAYBE THEY WILL UNDERSTAND THE AMERICANS GET OFFENDED TOO FOR ONCE .-"WERE DONE HERE "

    May 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • Bubba

      Sorry about your mental illness and hope you get treatment soon. Also your cap lock button seems to be stuck. You are obviously too far gone to be commenting on any complicated issue, but try to understand that these problems are best handled by people who don't have fifteen imaginary friends named Booger. The Salvation Army will give you help unless you actually did cut and dry your friends, in which case you need Jesus worse than 'dope.'

      May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  568. CNN SUCKS

    FUCKING JEWS. SPICS AND NIGGER

    May 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  569. W.T.Effyall

    If the gov't releases the photo, it will be providing the terrorists with a martyrdom icon. Not the greatest idea, just to satisfy the death-porn desires of a bunch of fatass internet blowhards.

    Anyway, with the Birthers on the wane, it's now time for the Deathers to don the tinfoil hats.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  570. CNN SUCKS

    CNN IS NOTING BUT A BUNCH OF DUMB ASS CAMEL FUCKERS, PAKIS, PORCH MONKIES, JEWS COCKSUCKERS AND HOMOS

    May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Retired Army

      What's the matter, boy?

      You mad?????

      Yo momma pulled her nasty teet out you mouth too soon?

      Why you do the reast of us a favor and go eat shiite and die?

      May 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  571. charles

    I have the real photos of osama, they are pretty nasty, I can't show them to anyone because I am under cover special pat-ops group. If you want, I will sell them to you for a fair price though. I have the inside scoop on what went down. Pretty intense stuff that nobody knows about except for us special pat-ops.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  572. Thomas

    Who is government to say what is appropriate for a newspaper or not?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  573. CNN SUCKS

    ALLAH! LETS FIND ALLAH AND KILL THAT CROSS EYED PEDOPHILE

    May 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
    • Bubba

      You got out of school right at 3:30pm and started posting gibberish again. CNN, please forward this kid's IP address to his local DFACS and get him into reform school.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • Halla Halla

      It'll take more than words to piss muslims off. You have to show a picture of him crosseyed. LOL

      May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  574. getreal

    GOOD GRIEF already!

    Don't show THE PICTURES..........show THE ACTUAL VIDEO of the fatal shot!

    Show all the footage of the short firefight, where our guys were the HERO.

    I would love to see the TERROR on their faces as they faced DEATH for the terror they have put all Americans and others through for the last fifteen or so years!

    SHOW THE ACTUAL FOOTAGE of the firing squad!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  575. Irish

    enough about the pix's... if there is doubt on the legitimacy of what's coming out of this WH, then we should "all" recognize that it was born from the lack of transparency and truth we've witnessed over the past two years.

    Personally, I struggle with the 'reverence' shown to the slain OBL and the language used in describing how he was 'bathed', wrapped in a white 'shroud' before being 'gently eased into the ocean'... PLEASE! OBL was not a 'religious' figure... he was not a "dignitary', nor 'head of state"... he was a cold-blooded thug who orchestrated the senseless slaying of over 3,000 American's of all colors and creed on 9/11, not to mentioned the other attacks on US interests around the world before and after 9/11. Where was the reverence shown for those who died on 9/11? Where were the white shrouds for those poor souls? Where was the reverence for Daniel Pearl and how was his body handled after his vicious beheading? For now I will ignore the PC rendered to other Islamic Extremists (Ft Hood killer; Time Square Bomber,etc) by this Administration in comparing the handling of OBL's listless corpse...

    Yes, we are better than that... but if we as a people think for one minute that those Islamic Extremists looking to take revenge out on US citizens and our soldiers in the coming weeks will show one ounce of 'reverence' towards those they murder because of a simple gesture described above and rendered OBL, you are sadly mistaken as they will chant and cheer the demise of those of us they 'will' target... and if given the opportunity, will drag us or our loved-ones thru the streets face down in celebration.

    My thoughts are 'nothing' had to be said by our Administration, period! ... outside of maybe his remains were buried within 24 hours, according to Muslim belief. Yet our president; or those advising him have chosen to render another senseless gesture of respect to those wanting us dead with the naive believe it will make a difference. Face it people... in our justified cause in hunting this cold-blooded killer down, we repelled 40-SEALS into his compound, broke down the door of his bedroom and shot him dead in the head... do you think for a moment that our treating his remains the way we did makes a damn bit of difference to those looking to avenge his slaying?

    There can only be one purpose behind the carefully worded description of how OBL's remains were handled...

    May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  576. Tony

    It will be a mistake to release those photos as it will put US service men and women in greater jeopardy, as well as all US interests. Releasing those photos will only further fan the flames of anti-US sentiment.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  577. Jim in Florida

    This whole thing would have been made simple fi we had just left this scumbags head on a stick outside the compound. Then everyone could photograph it and video tape it and know this man is dead.

    Oh, he is dead all right. Those of you who don't believe it just keep waiting for his next video....

    Great execution of the Bush Doctrine President Obama, now follow this up and go get more of the scumbags , where they live.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  578. RaulJones

    Boy the world is full of stupid today...

    May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  579. Mtrose

    http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/saddam_hussein_execution_061231.shtml So Me Bin Laden or get out of the white house

    May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • Bubba

      "get out of the white house" OR what, jihadist? Gonna shoot him? You "Deathers" are as dumb as when you were "Birthers" a couple days ago.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  580. Diana

    One picture too gruesome? What about watching the planes slam into the towers or those poor people that jumped to their deaths. I think we can take looking at that idiot with his brains out!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  581. Whatever

    I want to see the photos. The video of the burial at sea won't be posted, though I'd reeeally love to see that one. I heard the body was weighted down with smoked hams, and the head wound packed with Spam. Can't be letting that get out. And to all the ladies who are afraid of insulting the Muz, stay in your basements. Screw 'em with a pork rind.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
  582. Crudhafi

    I don't think they should release a gruesome photo. There's such a thing as respect for the dead... all of the dead, even those who were worst when alive. For one thing, the man still has family, not all of whom are evil like him; some of them have repudiated his views.

    On the other hand, if they release this photo, so what? It might be distasteful and cause a stir but within weeks the world will learn to live with it.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  583. joeamerican

    Barry Obama has a domestic terrorist friend, Bill Ayers. The left thinks so highly of domestic terrorists, that they hired him at a university. What a bunch of pathetic anti-american communisits in our education system. This country is doomed! Wonder what that great thinker Van Jones, another one of Barry's friends thinks?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
    • Bubba

      Actually Bill Ayers is a boring old college professor who once did something stupid when he was in college himself. Amazing how you nuts go all slobbery over him just because he lived in Chicago and knew a senator. I saw Ayers a few months ago and he was just fine, thanks. He's made a lot of money since Palin tried to paint him as a terrorist.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
    • Concerned4Fla

      "Barry" Obama killed bin Laden. What have you done for this country, whiner?

      May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  584. tbone

    i would of asked him how he spelled his name before he got his ticket punched.... Do you spell your name with a U or an O? At least so we get it correctly spelled on the death cert.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  585. kevin

    Good radiance to bad trash.That being said,when are we going to end the(liberty killing) department of homeland security? Being able to get on a plane without undressing or being groped would be nice.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  586. Karen S Crow

    I am NOT one of Pres Obama's fans. I will be honest & up front about that .. but I am giving him kudos & EXCELLENT job at sending that SOB Bin Laden to the 9th level of Hell where he belongs! Do I doubt that Bin Laden is dead? Nope beccause of the simple fact that NO ONE would be able to keep it a secret if Bin Laden weren't fish food right now. (Falls under the heading of the "Secret Too Big To Keep".)

    As for the photos .. I want to see them. Not because I want to KNOW that Bin Laden is dead or to gloat about it ... but Bin Laden has been the boogey man for FAR too long and seeing his mortal remains and to be able to see with my own eyes the fact of his death would bring a measure of closure to me. If the WH & intel folks decide to NOT release the death photos .. I will be a little irked .. but I can live with it.

    As for tracking Bin Laden down ... there is a difference between knowing where a high value target is and being able to verify it. The military and the CIA may have known where he was ... but it took specific intel to be able to verify that information.

    But then again .. this is just my two cents worth.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  587. James

    His corpse should have been fed to a ravenous herd of feral hogs live on television.
    Better yet if they would have taken him alive and fed him to the hogs alive!
    According to the satanic death-worshiping cult of Islam, this would have given him a ticket straight to hell in lieu
    of the 72 virgins in paradise.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  588. Unbelievable

    What are they afraid of showing? I can go on Youtube and watch JFK gett his brains blown out all over the presidentail limo all afternoon enhanced and in slow mo!!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  589. Freeland Dave

    So if I understand all of this correctly we can watch movies with blood and gore and entertain our children with these same blood and gore movies, not to mention the other things that go on in our entertainment today, but we can't view the dead corpse of a terrorist responsible for the death of thousands of people because it might upset the delicate sensitivities of people?

    Isn't that like banning happy meals in McDonalds so kids can eat more healthy as they watch a gay rights parade while many of the participants in that parade are walking around totally naked? And to be honest, looking at the dead corps of Osama is more appetizing than having to look at old gays parading their stuff down the streets of San Francisco.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  590. Tim

    When did the White House take charge of what is appropriate on the front page? Obama should not worry, his MSM pals won't advance any story that puts him in even the slightest bad light.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  591. Doug

    Release it. The sooner the better. The video too.....

    May 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  592. Yearight

    Doubt it will be real – probably some type of hoax done to take the pressure off of bad ratings and a way to sway the 2012 election.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  593. JDMD

    " I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of starts. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  594. Steve-O

    NEW WORLD ORDER anyone? Is the UN to blame for all this destruction? How about the death of OBL and what's going to happen now. I'm all for the pics, but really... WTF is going to happen now??

    May 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  595. valwayne

    We need to see the most recognizable photo. If they don't put it out there we'll be hearing this was all faked. That Osama is still alive, or that he died years ago from health reasons and we didn't really get himi! Might as well do it sooner rather than later!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  596. Chuck

    It looks like OBL was using just for men. Photo is a fake from a 1998 photoa and another dead man. I think he was killed but the photos were not released yet.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  597. Schnurri

    Let's see, they make a raid, kill Bin Laden, do a DNA test and then bury him at sea in only a matter of hours. It is not reasonable. If Obama can fake a birth certificate, he can fake anything.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  598. KCT

    Don't really know how the photos will incite further violence. These lunatics already have the "justification" they need (ie the US claim to have killed Osama) to kill and burn cars, and the other things they do quite well. I doubt that there are really very many "deathers" in the radical Islamic world. No matter how gruesome, these people are mostly immune from shock at this point; they live in a death zone. Osama with half a head, or Osama with a chest wound - it's really about the same as far as the expected reaction in the Middle East is concerned. The timing now is everything. The WH may wait until after tomorrow's print news is put to bed (c. 2:00 am). That way, the photo will be old news by the next print cycle. The internet will be the primary venue where the picture(s) is(are) viewed.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  599. TommyH

    Personally, I think a lot of folks (including many young children) would be scarred for life if the gory photos of OBL were released publicly. Images like that can do a lot of damage.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  600. Red

    Personally, I don't need to see pics of OBL to believe he is dead. I wouldn't be so quick to throw a party and celebrate because just because one of the most evil men who has ever lived is dead, does not mean that evil will not live on. For those who take pleasure in looking a someone's face half gone then that is their business. But for those of us who prefer not to see it, we should have the option of not having to look at those gruesome pics all over the news and in the paper. I do have children, and I don't want to have to worry about cutting on the television and my kids seeing a pic as gruesome as that broadcast all over television. I would rather take our administration's word for it and believe he is dead.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  601. tapu

    I have nothing against releasing the picture publicly. However, it does not prove bin Laden's death, whereas the DNA testing does. Everyone who's clamoring to see the picture so they can be "sure" would–i hope–know enough to realize that it wouldn't be proof. Go ahead and call for the picture; but don't say it's because you want proof. It's fine to admit that you want to see his head on a stick. Be honest about it. It's perfectlly legit in many ways.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  602. job2010

    What pictures to show? The main question is; do you trust "the system"?

    May 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  603. Alvar the Fool

    The birth certificate surfaces, OBL is taken out, next you'll tell me Obama has stopped smoking...it comes in threes.

    May 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  604. Barack Obama

    Look assholes . I will release the photos when I am God Damn Good and ready. Stop all the shit talking . I'm in charge thats the way it is.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • joeamerican

      Barry, you unqualified community organizer. Your father, that ran out on you, was not an american citizen. Therefore, you are not a natural born citizen, accoding to our constitution. This is a citizen's arrest. You will be put in an orange jumpsuit and sent to federal prison, for impersonating an american citizen.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  605. B.Bennett

    "military wife" and I must not be looking at the same photo or listening to the same news. When I see this picture, I feel the tension in the room – concern for the military personenel who put their lives in danger every day but especially during something like this. IF "military wife" IS a current military wife, I suggest she watch something other than Faux News. Her preconceived ideas and slants are showing.....

    May 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  606. South Side

    JUST SHOW THE DAMN PICTURE!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  607. george in texas

    the islam-friendly obama govt got rid of osama's body into the arabian sea purportedly in a show of sensitivity to his religion. but this act is insenstive to american sensibilities. the last time i checked obama was president of usa, not some muslim people. the american people must not let its public officials show such cowardice or whatever it is that drives them act against american interests. i say dredge that body out of the sea and let the people look at it a block down from ground zero.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • ObamaAdministrationRocks

      George, your president is not an idiot....I know....you wish he shared that commonality with you. But, despite your silliness, the president has done and is doing the correct thing. Since none of the other Muslim Countries would accept OBLs body and because our president and his administration is not as reckless as the previous one, taking photos and videos of the body and tossing it into the sea is probably the most brilliant idea ever! Try to wrap your mind around the significance of what the president has done.......Rush Limbaugh said it best, "Thank God for President Obama!

      May 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  608. AZ Freedom

    1) Nobody is concerned that your feeble little minds can't handle a gory picture of some toasted terrorist. We already know how tough you are when you play Medal of Honor in your basement.

    2) Nobody really cares about insulting islamic extremists. If we did then OBL would not be dead – you cannot insult them anymore than we did by killing their leader.

    What we do care about is NOT making our job any more difficult than it already is. If you do not understand how flooding the middle east with pictures of OBL missing the top part of his head would do so – then please just stay out of it. When you are ready to pick up a gun and walk through what passes for some dirthole town in NW Afghanistan – then you can DEMAND to see a "picture" that someone else risked their life to take.

    Until then – I think you have DEMANDED quite enough. Has it ever occurred to those of you DEMANDING more of your military you should instead be thanking them?

    May 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • W.T.Effyall

      Thanking them, or even joining them.

      Also remember, for us to provide the terrorists an the image of the perceived martyrdom of their figurehead would be an enormous favor to them. It would become a unifying iconic image.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • Concerned4Fla

      Brilliant AZ...effin' brilliant.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • RandyC

      AZ, two words; Pat Tillman. Two more words; Jessica Lynch. Politicians, The Military, and The Media will join hands and lie. Trying to shut people up by claiming a moral high ground that is based around "The Troops" insults "The Troops" that fight and fought. Each generation has to fight for its freedom and much of our fight involves fighting for our ability to reason and question. BTW, that Rubicon has been crossed with the round the clock footage of Saddam hanging. The current and previous administration doesn't give two sh@ts about escalating the climate in Islamic countries. We are actively fomenting chaos across the Islamic board. Make no mistake, the agenda is to turn the extended region into a fragmented boiling pot.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
      • lsbrew

        Two more words. Fu*k You.

        May 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
    • ObamaAdministrationRocks

      Thank You AZ Freedom for your clarity. You make me feel better about my fellow Americans and the ones posting such craziness on this board.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  609. W.T.Effyall

    If the gov't releases the photo, it will be providing the terrorists with a martyrdom icon. Not the greatest idea, just to satisfy the death-p0rn desires of a bunch of fat@ss internet blowhards.

    Anyway, with the Birthers on the wane, it's now time for the Deathers to don the tinfoil hats.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  610. Dr.Tong

    *SHOW US THE DAMNED PHOTOS!* The guys in dirty nightshirts who might get mad are already mad, so SHOW THE PHOTOS!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  611. Bill Carson

    Show ALL the photos!! After seeing thousands of dead Americans, are we going to worry about see the body of the guy who started all this?

    May 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  612. Charlotte

    If OBL was alive there would be all kinds of news reals of him laughing at the US...there is no way he could resist gloting over a big mistake like that. He's dead. Photo or no.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  613. Chas

    Show the picture. It cannot be any more gruesome than the pictures of dozens of people jumping to their death on 9/11. Trust me, we can take it. I would rather it on the front page of every newspaper in the world so that those who would either act on or support terrorist activities can see what fate awaits them. Sometimes the best deterrent is a good shot to someone else s head.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  614. Kylejohnson

    Yay ! America can kill UNarmed Old men and women !

    May 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  615. Brad A

    That would really mess a little kid up seeing something like that.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • tensor

      As opposed to 90% of what's on American cable television.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  616. Richard

    Let's say the photos do not show a man who looks anything like Osama bin Laden. Let's say the DNA results show he was not related to the bin Laden family. Do you suppose President Obama would get up in front of TV cameras and say "My bad; wrong guy"??? Never happen. The DNA will show what it needs to show. The photos will be PhotoShopped. as needed. That's just the way government works. Republican or Democrat, doesn't matter.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  617. gailann

    If Bin Laden was not killed by US Seals, I'm sure he woule be the first to find a way to prove it was a lie. Until I see Bin Laden's face denying that he was killed by U S forces on May 2, I will assume he is STILL DEAD.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  618. kris

    for all you wanting a death certificate like picture they can come up with a fake death certificate no use.....its just paper...

    May 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  619. Razpo

    I am sick and tired of the pussification of America. The photos are not "appropriate"? WHO GIVES A FLYING F*** whether or not somebody is offended. If pictures of the dead Jews from WWII had not ever been released or leaked, would the American public really have supported a war (with no photo proof)? CMON. Did Osama and the terrorists in the Middle East worry about what was appropriate when they destroyed the Twin Towers? NO. RELEASE THE TRUTH!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • W.T.Effyall

      You bring up an interesting point. Let's see who gets helped by these images...

      Images of Jewish concentration camp victims furthered their cause, not the cause of the Nazis.

      Images of the 911 attack further the U.S. cause, not the enemies of the U.S.

      Images of the Crucifixion futher the cause of Christians, not the enemies of Christians.

      Images of dead Osama bin Laden will help his followers, not the enemies of his followers.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  620. AARONAVTR

    I found a pot of gold under the rainbow but I'm not showing!!! DO YOU BELIEVE ME???

    May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  621. Bullhead

    Show the pictures! We have watched people jumping to their deaths becasue of this manI think I can stand a little blood and gore!!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  622. BC

    Amazing how easily led most of you are!
    Your leader said it on tv so it must be true....

    This is just a gullibility test of the populace.
    The results? we're off the charts!

    Sad thing is that it will result in another term of this charlatan.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • Brett

      Where you see a charlatan, I see a very competent man with a very difficult job. You are just a contrarian. You know that nothing he does will please you, yet you still express disgust for the president every opportunity you get. You should take no pride in this behavior. Irrational paranoia and unreasonable fear are not good qualities.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
      • Sharon

        Nicely said Brett! A VERYdifficult job, indeed.

        May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
      • livingston1

        Well said, Brett!

        May 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
  623. Rachelle

    I think it's very important to many people to see the body of OBL even for closure. It may be gruesome, but I am very sure the rescuers at ground zero still have nightmares about the images they've seen caused by the events on 9/11 caused by OBL.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  624. JohanName*

    Sure the photoshop boys have been hard at work

    May 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  625. Harley2002

    How about they just release the Photos and stop talking about what they look like. I know Obama and his minions think we are just rabble that have to be treated like little children. We aren't I think we are all capable of seeing a photo of Bin Laden shot in the head. In fact i want to see it.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  626. gailann

    If OSB doesn't have the guts to show us he's alive, then he certainly might as well as dead. Praise God either way.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  627. tomd3187

    I saw plenty of gruesome images of American's jumping to their deaths, burned bodies at the Pentagon and a giant hole with micro-particles of human DNA in PA all taken on 9-11. Show the damn picture of OBL and what's left of his brain. The most you're likely to hear is "nice grouping of shots".

    May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  628. tinhorn

    why are so many people angry when confronted with a person that doesn't believe the whole story?

    was trump allowed to dig his own "public" birther grave in order to associate and demonize ANY question of honesty of the president from here on out as if the ravings of madmen?

    May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  629. ben

    I think Chris Brown beat him too death.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  630. The Bear Jew

    show it. weve all seen worse...we see it in the movies everyday, and even though its not real in the movies, its basically the same thing, so just show it!

    It will stop these nutbag middle eastern arabs from spreading their lies

    May 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  631. Bryan Abbott

    This is bombing innocent women and children with predator drones. They are torturing prisoners of war and violating international law daily. President Obama is a War Criminal and should be prosecuted as such.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
    • the pot

      Soooo...George Bush, Bill Clinton, and every other President/Leader in the world who has amassed and utilized an army are not war criminals. And I assume that you have voted for some leader at some point in time who has used his army...so that makes you guilty by association.

      May 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
      • whatever

        Stop. If you make sense, you'll just confuse it.- There there Bryan, just go back to smelling your finger, all the bad stuff will go away.

        May 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  632. kk

    They are not showing the pictures simply bc they don't have any. OBL died long ago of natural causes. This is just a big scam for millions of gullible Americans.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
    • livingston1

      Are you calling the Navy Seals liars?

      May 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  633. neversure

    so- being an ER nurse... the pic out there – to me does not look like someone with a gunshot wound to the head. even self-inflicted with home-based guns come in with half their head missing... I'm pretty sure our SEALs use something a tad more powerful... and at close range (ie in a room!)- pretty sure nothing would be left... still curious

    May 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
    • Brett

      The picture you saw is a fake. It is also not the picture talked about in the story. As other commenters have indicated, the real images have not been released.

      Also, I appreciate that you may have seen gunshot wounds as an ER nurse, but you have no ballistics expertise (based mostly on your "powerful" classification). Why comment on something knowing that you do not have the knowledge to do the topic justice?

      May 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  634. hebgb

    Give us a break – we're adults for the most part here. If you preface the shots with a disclaimer about th econtent, then you have achoice to view them or not. Stop trying to hold our hand. We saw the gore of the Towers on 9-11, it should be our right to see the aftermath of the action our taxes paid for in Pakistan.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  635. Laser

    Congratuations to the Brave Men of Seal Team Six and all those involved in getting that scumbag POS Bin Laden.
    From the interrorgaters at Gitmo and the CIA "hotels" in Europe to the analysts who tracked and checked the leads and info given them by the interrorgaters and President Obama for having enough guts to follow through with what the Bush administration started and put in place. Great job ALL!!
    And too the operators of Seal Team Six.......Good Shooting!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  636. Scott

    Since Obozo's this is the single most lying regime in American history, gruesome is not a concern. The ONLY concern is "Are they lying about this too?". Until they prove otherwise, almost everyone will simply assume that Obozo is lying through his teeth like he does everything else. Until proven to be true, everything this Obozo regime says is patently false.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
    • Bojack

      Post the pictures of the dead SOB. I want to see him all minced, bloody and good and dead. If you don't want to see, don't look.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  637. jerry

    In the years before WW2, President FDR secretly ordered the creation of the "Flying Tigers", a group of fighter pilots who went to fight the Japanese air forces in China. The public was told that the Tigers were a mercenary group with no links to the US government. A movie with John Wayne was made that spread this untrue story, and the movie won an Oscar for that year too. About 50 years later, under Bush Sr's administration, FDR's secret order was declassified (you can look it up at the official Flying Tigers website). This was done so that the public's resolve in fighting the Japanese empire would not be weakened by the knowledge that the US was engaged in hostile actions with Japan BEFORE Pearl Harbor.

    My point is: large numbers of the US military have been caught lying about foreign policy for decades. This isn't a conspiracy. It's something the US government has admitted to doing before.

    So please don't dismiss people who are distrustful of the government. We have historical reasons for doing so.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
    • jerry

      That should have read: This cover up of the truth was done so that the public's resolve in fighting the Japanese empire would not be weakened by the knowledge that the US was engaged in hostile actions with Japan BEFORE Pearl Harbor.

      The government has historically been willing to cover up things for the supposed "greater good."

      May 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  638. hebgb

    For those of you wanting a death certificate, OBlunder will be glad to zip one up on his computer just as soon as he finishes the final touches on his COLB.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  639. tensor

    Good news! Al-Qaeda terrorists around the globe monitoring all the embarrassingly stupid comments posted on CNN over the past 48 hours have determined that America's enormous number of unemployed males spend their time chasing internet porn, commenting on Donald Trump and each other's Beavis & B*tthead jokes – proof the U.S. is too wracked with ignorant internecine squabbling to bother with anymore.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  640. Joe

    The immaturity, ignorance and hatred amongst fellow Americans on this site is sickening...I wish people would grow up but sadly, every website comment section needs idiots to fuel it's comment section.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  641. Snoop

    the whole thing was all wrapped up nicely....almost too nicely.....just sayin...

    May 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  642. Rc

    I don't think they should release the photos. They are grotesque and will anger Muslims around the world. They will say he was shot in cold blood without a weapon in his hands. I like the way this has been done so far – go in, kill him, get rid of the body quickly. There's nothing left to worship or get fired up about. He was disposed like a rapid dog and the same will happen to anybody else who is involved in ruthless terrorism that kills women, children and innocent civilians.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  643. Evan Scott

    Show me the damn picture. I've been waiting ten years to see this guy's head blown off!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  644. Tracy722

    I do not believe the hesitation of showing pictures of OBL in death is due to the fact they put a boolet in the bastards head. But rather that it would be received by the Islamic world as a violation to their faith and I really do not care what the Islam faith thinks of the matter.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  645. ranx

    That pic is fake if you look at that picture circulating it shows he was shot in the right eye whereas the white house says he was shot in the left eye.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  646. RW Reagan

    Check out Obama taking credit for killing Osama. Very entertaining.
    http://rwreagan1.blogspot.com/2011/05/obama-off-teleprompter-killing-osama.html

    May 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  647. junkman

    There is no truth to the rumor that Bin Laden will lie in state at the Chicago campaign headquarters of Barak Obama.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  648. gailann

    Bryon Abbott – you are living in a fantsy land of self loathing. Try to find some self respect and shut up until then.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  649. USApatriot

    I don't understand why they had to be so PC about washing and wrapping up OBL's body according to muslim tradition. The islamic fascists didn't give Daniel Pearl or any of the other murdered Americans and Allies a Christian burial. They cut off their heads and then threw the bodies out in the ditch. They went against their own religion by mutilating the bodies. I hope this was just a story to appease the muslims and that what they really did was washing the body of OBL by peeing on it and then dumping off the ship to the waiting sharks. Osama didn't deserve any respect and should have received worse than what the 3000 Americans got when they were crushed in the collapse of the WTC towers.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
    • tnmccoy

      Besides, USA, bin Ladin was not a Muslim! I don't think he was anything other than a secular madman. Cut to the chase and release all photos and videos NOW!

      May 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  650. bigun80

    They released a picture of our beloved President with his head blown open. Why can't we see a picture of this scum?

    May 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Geraldine

      It took the government 40 years to release the frame on the Zapruder film where JFK's head gets blown up. All prior releases deleted that frame.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • tnmccoy

        Geraldine, JFK's autopsy photos have been quietly available on the Internet for quite some time. Consequently, OBL photos should be as well. And NOW!

        May 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  651. Don

    There are only 2 types in this. Folks who can accept the truth and know it is a certainty that bin Laden was killed 2 days ago by US Forces, and Idiot Conspiracy Buffsters. There is no middle ground.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • tnmccoy

      There's bound to be a middle ground for idiots like you!

      May 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  652. Scootman

    Right on AZ Freedom. showing the photo proves nothing only can makes things worse for those serving. No one would believe it was for real anyway.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  653. Bacchus

    Al Qaeda produced and released videos of the beheading of Westerners that were very well publicized by the American media. The images were enough, but some went as far as uploading video or even audio alone, which blood curdling enough to make any pacifist want to catch this animal.

    I don't see why there is resistance to publishing photos of OBL's carcass.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  654. Tinteardeop

    Carney is such a handwringing sissy. Release the photos. We paid for them...let's see them!!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • tnmccoy

      Indeed! We paid for them in our blood. Release all of them quickly!!

      May 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  655. AdvisingNO

    DO NOT show the photo. It's too graphic and disturbing. Showing it will only cause anger and hatred in the Muslim world against the West. Also, it will disturb people to see it and could cause psychological harm, especially to children.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • John Yaya

      For those who think the we might upset the Muslims by releasing the pictures, i say: Screw the Muslims. I could give to crap if I upset them. They upset me with 911. Being political correct sucks and I won't be part of that nonsense.

      May 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
      • whatever

        I'm with ya' John. Screw 'em.

        May 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  656. Guinness

    Here you go:

    http://twitpic.com/4swmw4

    May 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  657. Brett

    I think that rational people gave up commenting on CNN a long time ago. I don't know why I bother reading these comments, but sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me. I imagine it is the same for you and 99% of the readers. As long as CNN allows anonymity and people cannot be held accountable for rude and ugly behavior this will continue.

    May 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  658. LovetheUSA

    Well it took President Obama 3 years to release a birth certificate, so how long do you think it will take the White house to release the photos of OBL? Maybe closer to election day?

    May 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  659. Al

    HOW TO STOP ISLAMIC TERRORISTS...... it worked once in our History...
    Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack" told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.
    Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The U.S. soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs' blood. This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.
    All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.
    Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won't make them flinch.
    They welcome the chance to die for Allah. Like Gen. Pershing, we must show them that they won't get to Muslim heaven (which they believe has an endless supply of virgins) but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
    • Brett

      I'm a big believer in educating people. But your post changed my mind. I can't wait to soak my bullets in pig blood and shoot some terrorists with them. Too bad there aren't more people like you around to ensure that out military is properly outfitted with pig corpses to bury in terrorist graves.

      Does it sound any more ridiculous when I write it? Because I thought your post sounded pretty silly. Somehow you seemed to have missed that...

      May 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
    • Mojo H.

      A!; A excellent story/suggestion that is very insightful to the al Quadas belief system and applications. Also a very practical solution. May a thousand or even 72 "virgins" invade your bed before you pass away.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
      • whatever

        Mojo, I'm with Al. I'm going to check that reference out, could be useful. Brett can stay in Boulder for all I care. Brett- suck a dead hog-d*ck!!

        May 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  660. Sharon

    I don't need to see a picture of the dead Osama Bin Laden. I believe he is dead and was buried with proper respect and appropriate ritual in accordance with the Muslim faith.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
    • tnmccoy

      Sharon, he isn't a Muslim! Burial at sea was too easy for him, but under the circumstances I believe it was the best thing to do.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  661. Carl

    Let's all hope that bin Laden WASN'T killed in this raid. Let's hope the photos are fakes. Let's hope that right this minute, bin Laden is being held in some dank, dark place where he enjoys continuous waterboarding, testicular electro-shock, and must listen to 24/7 Obama speeches and is allowed a diet of only what Michelle approves for school lunches!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
    • Alexa

      @Carl, now THAT would be torture!! :)

      May 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  662. JimiJons

    If he has a massive open head wound across both of his eyes, how would facial recognition be possible?

    May 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  663. sngldad

    The "Job" is barely finished yet, KILL the Al-Qaeda. KILL them ALL, route them out, expose them to the fury of our wrath. Smite them, DESTROY them...ALL of them, death is their's for the reaping...

    May 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  664. arch

    Show the real photos. People who do not want to look at them don't have too. They don't have to be put on the front page. Even showing the photos there will still be people out there that say they are fake. If they want to clear everything up, then they need to show the footage of the attack. From the beginning to end without doctoring the footage. If they were to do that, which they will never do, it would show one of our guys going up to binL and shooting him point blank in the head. I have no problems with that because binL needed to go. obama and his group need to come out and tell the truth and the whole truth. I know that will be hard for obama, after telling so many lies over the past couple yrs, but it needs to be done. He signed a "kill order". That was it. Our soldiers were told by their commander that there would be no captives going back with them. They were told to kill binL and spare nothing! They did. They did a great job and especially with no injuries on our side. I heard that one live person came back besides the body of binL. I believe that could have been the dude that was deep inside binL's group and gave us a ton of info on that compound. We knew way too much stuff about this place without ever being inside. It had to come from a person who knew the place extremely well. obama and his buddies who sat there watching this live, probably eating popcorn until they saw binL killed in front of their eyes, should not have been watching. That was a CIA run action and there shouldn't have been any feeds outside the woods of Virginia! I want to know when he actually was done in. Was it yesterday or a week ago! obama needs to tell the truth, which is very hard for him to do. Good job by our guys. The 25mil should be divided between all of our soldiers in the field as a bonus for their good work. That is if there is no taker from vital info we received. I don't know if we will ever know the whole truth of what actually happened and how we got the info. For once we had good intel.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  665. ItsJo

    For the p.correct in these postings, you need to remember a few things: There were Radical/Muslim/Islamiic Terrorists that declared WAR on Americans and Western Civilization. There were Many attacks they carried out PRIOR
    to 9/11, in doing many smaller/testing type attacks. When the Clinton Adm. treated all these as "Police Matters to be tried
    in OUR courts, These terrrorists deemed America to be Weak & Vulnerable(Or, a "Paper Tiger as BinLaden stated) and
    they ramped up their hatreds of America and our Western Society and went for the Bigger & Better Attack on 9/11"

    We have a military of brave men and women who deserve our thanks, our respect and our backing. This has been, and will continue to be America's Fight Against Radical Terrorists that want to continue to KILL AMERICANS- and they need to know, that we will NOT JUST SIT AND WAIT FOR THEM TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO KILL AMERICANS-WE WILL
    DEFEND OUR CITIZENS, OUR REPUBLIC AND OUR FREEDOMS – UNLIKE THEIR CONTINUATION OF SOME BARBARIC,
    7TH CENTURY, MISOGYNIST WAY OF LIFE, IN WHICH THEY TREAT THEIR OWN FEMALES-"lIKE DOGS, THAT SMELL & SHOULD BE COVERED UP(This is a a quote from their OWN Imams)

    The Clinton's did a great disservice to America when they did NOT fight Terrorism as they should have, and we are STILL paying the price, EVEN as the Clinton's try to REWRITE THEIR HISTORY. Perhaps if they were NOT just interested in amassing their OWN personal fortunes, and being "Power/Money Mongers, and having Berger STEAL the
    incriminating papers from our National Archives, we would have remained a true, strong and freedom loving nation.
    Now, we haveslid towards a Socialist/Marxist Nation, where these same type leaders envision America(the arrogant, nation-Obama's words) as answerable to the U.N. & International Law, in their ideology and agenda to bring America,
    Our Republic to her demise. This is a Deliberate Agenda, by the present regime, with Soros -The PuppetMaster, pulling the strings of Obama the Puppet. They want the IMF to devalue our dollar-and it is succeeding- Soros recently
    held an international event(Pelosi & other Progressives attended) in keeping w/their agenda.

    The secret comings & goings in Our Whitehouse, of DSA(Democratic Socialists of America) Terrorists-Ayres, Obama's
    friend, Andy Stern & Cass Sunstein/wife along with the rest of the Leftover 60's Hippies(that were Anti America & STILL are) The Communist, Van Jones-Obama's friend he appointed as a Whitehouse Czar) , the Radical Marxist Rev. Wright, Rev. Wallis, etc. ARE ALL QUESTIONABLE ASSOCIATES OF OBAMA.

    AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP, AND HAVE A MEDIA THAT WILL TRY TO SHOW SOME INTEGRITY AND HONESTY IN
    REPORTING, RATHER THAN "COVERING UP FOR OBAMA AND HIS CORRUPT REGIME"

    May 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  666. A True American

    The american public and the world need to see these photos and video...

    Lastly, Interesting developments...In the case of Bin Laden...our 'elite' Navy Seals are shooting unarmed and unidentified terrorist...Great Job Seals...Lots of integrity shown here...For petesake, why didn't someone at least put a pistol in this guys hand after he was killed...

    May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
    • The Duke

      in·teg·ri·ty –noun
      1.
      adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character.

      You're right... Staging a kill scene would have shown integrity. I know, I know, big words are scary. Come on, man....

      May 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
    • Geraldine

      THis was NOT a capture mission. It was a planned execution. If you listed to Obama closely, he has never said any different. Sadly, he's now parsing his words the way Bush used to. Soon there will be a big "obama lied" when people finally grasp that we executed OBL. But if you were listening from the beginning its all out there. Obama came right out and said at the beginning that this was not a mission to capture OBL.

      Would Bush or Clinton have done it? Actually Clinton shot a cruise missle at him – except OBL wasn't there at the time.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
      • tnmccoy

        So, you acknowledge the execution. Do you expect any sane American to feel sorry for him? The killing was too quick and painless for many of us. Go cry somewhere else.

        May 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  667. Kim

    Our American military gets 100% of the credit for getting Bin Laden.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  668. Al

    After getting nailed by a Daisy Cutter, Osama made his way
    to the pearly gates. There, he is greeted by George Washington.
    "How dare you attack the nation I helped conceive!" yells Mr.
    Washington, slapping Osama in the face.
    Patrick Henry comes up from behind. "You wanted to end the
    Americans' liberty, so they gave you death!" Henry punches
    Osama on the nose.
    James Madison comes up next, and says "This is why I allowed
    the Federal government to provide for the common defense!"
    He drops a large weight on Osama's knee.
    Osama is subject to similar beatings from John Randolph of
    Roanoke, James Monroe, and 65 other people who have the
    same love for liberty and America. As he writhes on the ground,
    Thomas Jefferson picks him up to hurl him back toward the gate
    where he is to be judged.
    As Osama awaits his journey to his final very hot destination,
    he screams "This is not what I was promised!"
    An angel replies "I told you there would be 72 Virginians
    waiting for you. What did you think I said?"

    May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  669. USApatriot

    I can't believe people saying that the photo is too graphic...these same people are probaby watching Tarantino films and eating popcorn by the bucket. What hypocrisy!

    To those who think releasing the photo will rile up the terrorists...NEWSFLASH...they can't be stirred up any more than they are! These soul-less demons are forcing suicide/homocide bomb vests on mentally retarded people and women. They are sick, debased, evil,hellbound murderers. A photo won't make a whit of difference.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
    • ItsJo

      USAPatriot: Well put!

      May 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  670. Ian

    I wont believe it unless I can see a picture taken from a Polaroid Instant Camera. Then we will have proof!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  671. 72mermaidsforosama

    show the pictures, already.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  672. prospectreggie13

    jerry you said a lot iam with you

    May 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  673. neversure

    Wow- thanks for pointing out I am a ballistics idiot... because I am.. I am a NURSE. My experience is with the result of bullet vs human. I was trying to make the point that the photos are fake. Hope you don't get shot around here.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
    • whatever

      Don't worry, your experience trumps these wannabe's. Bullets can be fickle creatures, do odd things on occasion.

      May 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  674. diggety

    I want to see his dead pee pee

    May 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  675. Kevin

    "The official says the challenge is that the picture … is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper."

    How about you release the photos and let us journalists decide what is and is not appropriate for our publications!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  676. Bojack

    Man walk into a bar, Hey bartender "Give me a OBL.
    What's that?
    2 shots and a splash of water.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  677. John Yaya

    Show the pictures so terrorists will see them and take notice that this is going to happen to them.

    Cut off all foreign aid to Pakistan until the United States if satisfied they didn't know he was living there.
    They knew, they think the Americans are stupid.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
    • Geraldine

      Lets see....Pakistan is a nuclear power. It is a terrorist cesspool. Terrorism is so accepted there that OBL was able to hide in plain sight there for five years. Zawihiri is probably there too. The button on the nukes is protected by the thinnest razor edge from the chaos that would ensue in the vacuum of taking out the American backed dictator Musharraf.

      Yea, let's make Pakistan less stable. THAT would be stupid

      May 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
      • tnmccoy

        Geraldine, you're made with white feathers. If necessary, we should take over the nuclear capability and destroy it. This is a war, my dear. We need a leader with some cojones!!

        May 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
      • whatever

        geraldine, for the most part, I agree. But they can be nuetralized fairly quickly. Remove our support to Pakistan, increase support to India, and declare a New "zone of aggression", in regards to anti-terrorist activities. Leave it up to them, "you're either with us, or against us- 2 choices- choose wisely."

        May 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
  678. Rob Dell

    Just like we had to wait for 2 YEARS after the first botched birth certificate was released then sealed before a second botched birth certificate was faked up. We already saw their first cheap attempt at photo fakery, now they are busy having Pixar fake up the next round of fake photos.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  679. Richard Valentino

    I say post the pics of him . Look at how many people on 9/11 had to go view there dead brothers and sisters I say give them and the rest of America closure .

    May 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • Geraldine

      Richard just read the post above you. You can paste pictures till kingdom come and the conspiracy nutjobs will just tell you they're faked. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

      As for the rest of the hawks on this thread. Sure it feels real good to be all fired up about might makes right. John Wayne rode (well actually flew) into town in his white hat and saved the day for America. Do you think Segal is too old to play the part in the inevitable (and fictionalize) movie they'll make?

      But make no mistake, we executed him. Certainly he deserved it. But hubris about it will just come back and bite us in the ass. Here's what the pope said. I think its appropriate advice: "In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred." -official statement from the Vatican on Osama's death

      May 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  680. Je

    Listen, the last statement on this "very good " article worthy of a golden pen, states that "the most recognized feature is too bloody". Well, didn't somebody there know that just like Saddam Hussen (who by the way was cleaned up alittle and taken a photo of- and let us not forgot too that his body was out more than 24 hours) realize that "we needed to see his face" to make sure it was him? Didn't somebody at his adminstration, after all those experts came forward with the layers fraud done on his long form BC, didn't someone think that "it was an important duty " to make sure that the people of America will "not" think there was another fraud committed. Didn't somebody think of this? Instead, they have a man with somewhat ...yeah...maybe...bloody...resemble...who we cleaned up (and forgot to take a picture-) and threw in the sea? What is going on here, Cnn? Then you have A/P and Cooper running to tell us that there is a new video of Tim Osman the Bin Laden CIA man and that it was done before the killing. Okey, so you did kill him. Why in the hell would you throw a "clean body" into the sea without taking a photo?

    May 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  681. AdamTK100

    Enough "Internet tough guy" debates, people.

    Here's the REAL photo:

    http://www.tediosity.com/2011/05/03/the-real-osama-bin-laden-dead-photo/

    May 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  682. The Duke

    They don't want to post the photos because they are afraid that the terrorists might get upset. Guess who's winning this war, it sure as hell ain't us!

    We're like the kid that keys his enemy's car and doesn't tell anyone about it, so that he doesn't get beat up for it... These are our leaders, and we wonder why our country is falling behind.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  683. Kevin

    So, the United States government allowed images of Americans jumping to their death from the top of the WTC and the collapse of the towers to be aired on television.. but they won't show pictures proving that the guy responsible is dead? That makes perfect sense!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  684. NHMike

    Just post a couple pics and shut the Muslim extremist world up. Of COURSE he's dead. Hopefully the last thing he saw in his pathetic life was a US Flag on the shoulder of a Navy Seal, then a muzzle flash, then Satan saying "we've been expecting you." Hats off to President Bush for putting these policies into place which gave us Gitmo and heightened intelligence, which in turn lead to this operation's beginnings in 2007 and OBL's demise. Hats off to the CIA and to the US Military, especially the Navy Seals for their continued defense of this Republic. A small nod to Obama for his part which was a) breaking his campaign promise to his liberal supports by keeping the Bush anti-terror doctrine alive and b) giving the "go" order. Hopefully he and his minions in the press will eventually understand that this is ALL he did, and it does NOT in any way shape or form change the failed domestic policies that will lead him to the door on January 20, 2013. To all the people saying these photos were faked, let's keep our eyes on the real aftermath issues here. 1) continued vigilance against Al Queda and 2) making sure Obama doesn't take credit for things he did not do here.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  685. sngldad

    To: "Al" on your May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm, posted joke...I-LOVE-IT!! Totally cool and pertinantley based humor. I've already forwarded it to over a dozen family & friends, you've got allot of new comedy fans around the country. Keep'em coming we ALL could use a great-big-belly-acher right about now, THANX'A TRILLION DUDE, YOU ROCK!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  686. EffingCheeseTree

    Well, how civilized of some of us to care about the tiny detail of weather or not OBL had a weapon.......this time. How long will it take these same bleeding hearts to count the graves of all the unarmed innocents he murdered, ordered murdered, or just HOPED would die from his terrorists attacks? IF he died unarmed then he STILL died by his own hand because that is EXACTLY how he made sure thousands of innocents died at his hand, UNARMED AND HELPLESS ~ he only reaped what he sowed. Now the next guy may be easier to track down, now the world knows that America does not forget and we do not give up when seeking justice for the innocent.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  687. ItsJo

    btw:
    Since the LapDog Media has NOT REPORTED HONESTLY TO AMERICANS, some Did Try, & you can go to the sites, that
    will expose what the Obama Regime is attempting, along with Soros-who has tried to "Bring America down financially for OVER 40 yrs. Just as he did to the UK, and France (who sued him twice for insider trading)

    pLEASE READ THE INFO AT:

    A.I.M.(Accuracy In Media) 1-16-2008 -"Soros Bets on US Economic Collapse" by Cliff Kincaid

    A.I.M. "The Marxist Roots of Obama's Rage" 10-11-2010 Part One, 10-12-2010 Part Two by Cliff Kincaid

    Also: @Atlas Shrugs- June 17, 2008: "Odinga & Obama Both Luo – We Are Taliban"

    May 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
    • Ed

      Grow up, move out of your parents basement, get a job, and actually contribute something to society jackwagon

      May 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  688. juco

    I find it strange that Obama would finally show his birth certificate right before the killing of Osama. He planned it around this distraction. How evil.

    May 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  689. Jay

    Why does any photo have to be released? If you don't believe that Bin Laden is dead then tough.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  690. Maria

    we don't NEED to see photos of the deceased – do you really think the Obama administration would fabricate OBL's death? News flash for the ignorants – Al Qaeda has video cameras and knows how to use them. If OBL was still alive a video would have been released already.

    I, for one, have seen enough graphic images as a result of 9/11 – how can we erase the images of people jumping to their death from the WTC?

    ‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
    –Martin Luther King, Jr

    May 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  691. Az

    Thank God and Jesus that the potus kept the Bush-Cheney actions in place... if it were not for the BUSH-CHENEY policies that were set forth B.O. would never had the leads to accomplish this task and Bin Laden would still be breathing..or was he after 2006? who cares anymore... hooray Obama for not keeping his promises,,hooray...
    what is laughable is that the release of any information other than he is dead reminds us all of Pelosi "you will have to wait and vote it in before you can read it" healthcare....hooray!!!! Bush wasnt such a failure after all....

    May 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  692. Paul

    I for one am waiting for the photo shop photo of Obama's birth certificate.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  693. Craig Kones

    There is a photo of a jar with Bin Ladens balls on Obama's desk in the oval office. That should be good enough proof.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  694. Rickey Roma

    It just seems odd to me that the only good photo they have is a bloody mess. They had his body...couldn't they have cleaned him up a bit and covered up the gapping hole in his forehead..then taken a photo?

    They must have known they would need proof for once they dumped his body into the ocean they would have no 'hard' evidence.

    On a side note...I found it odd that there were college aged Americans dancing around with flags at 11pm on a Sunday night...yeah college aged kids are always walking around with American flags and pro Obama signs for just such an occasion. It seemed very staged to me..if it was real, then I am appalled that Americans would dance around like the Palestinians did on 9-11....not cool... all they did was incite more terrorism on Americans.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
    • Melly

      Rickey, you must not know any college students. If you did, you would know that 11p.m. on any night of the week is not late. Especially at this time of the year when graduations are near, students are taking their finals, and late night cramming is in progress. They are not tucked in bed at 8:00 at night by their mommy anymore. As with any college town, people are out walking all the time. This may be strange to a lot of people who do not live in busy cities and I can understand this, but it happens everyday and it is not strange to those who live in large cities and in college towns or areas where people commute by trains, bike, and on foot.

      On a side note, why is it so strange for students to have American flags? I am just a few years out of college myself and I have two American Flags and one USMC flag myself. I have had these flags for years, before I was in college. It probably took those students minutes to get "in the streets with their flags" from their homes. There are also these things called cell phones that I'm sure all of them have and I am quite sure that most of them called friends and family who quite possibly met them and could have brought the flags themselves. If you watched the coverage, the crowd in front of the White House started out being very small and it was not until 30 minutes or more after they started broadcasting from the White House that the "college crowds" started showing up. Perhaps, and maybe I am wrong, they were very enthusiastic and saw what was going on from their T.V.'s and decided to go down to the White House since they were close by.

      May 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  695. John

    First Impressions of anyone typically start our feelings toward someone. Obama's 1st,2nd,3rd impression and everyone up till now has been anything but warm and fuzzy. He's nothing more than a miserable lier and failure at that.. He has repeately lied and does nothing to debate any of his opposition as he only seeks to eliminate his opposition. Talk about a Smug 3rd World Dictator look on his face. This guy is no good and we all know it. You just have to admit you made a mistake letting this Primate into such a high powered position. You like loosing your Constitutional liberties we've worked so hard for so he can reward the 47% of the American public that pays no income tax. What did Primate One say about us Americans when he did not know he was being taped. He referred to us as Lazy Slug Americans. Wait a minute. We 53% that keep this nation afloat can hardly be referred to as lazy slugs. Don't you think. Oh that's right you don't think as that's what differentiates you from me and those of us that " THINK " or lean to the right. Stupid Fucking Americans. Don't think so, look who you voted in as your President and all the good things he's doing for the miserable 47% of the real American Lazy Slugs that pay no income tax at all. Loving America and can't get enought of it. " NOT " !!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
    • absurdturd

      John,
      You lost me at "Primate" you bigot. Your a bigot , just admit THAT!

      May 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  696. AdamTK100

    http://img543.imageshack.us/i/realosama.png/

    REAL PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENOUGH STUPID INTERNET DRAMA!!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
    • Drachma

      As AdamTK100 pointed out. The real picture of Osama bin Laden's bullet wound is here:

      http://img543.imageshack.us/i/realosama.png/

      Geez people.

      May 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  697. trantor

    Why, after months and months of waiting, did Obama finally and suddenly order the RAID, with Shoot to Kill instructions??
    Because he heard that Osama had gotten his hands on a REAL copy of his birth certificate! ;-)

    May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • absurdturd

      ha ha ha , you refrenced the birth certificate, how original, shut up.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  698. R Stone

    As a United States citizen I would hope we have more grace than to publish any photos.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  699. TellurideGreg

    http://morrisonworldnews.com/?p=46305

    May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  700. Jeffrey

    Islamist show the live beheading s of infidel for god sakes show
    osama. I'm sure the liberals can take it.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  701. Infowarrior

    Lie after lie after lie.....
    Sheeple Sheeple Sheeple
    1 Day you will wake up and see that you are being lied to about almost everything.......
    Notice how the story keeps changing???????
    Not one news network can agree with another?

    Maybe they wont show the picture..... Because it wont identify him?
    They said out of all the pics only one will!

    Now come on people think about it

    This was a mission to kill....
    He was not even charged with 911!!!!!!!!
    You just oked your government to kill anyone without trial!
    How does it feel to give another right up? bet it feels good because the bad guy was killed...
    Or so you were told?

    No postive dna match.... a dna sample was taken from a dead relative.... that would of matched any other the same way
    No body.... It conveniently got dumped in the ocean less then 12 hours after the kill...
    No pictures... they have yet to produce one picture

    So what evidence do we have here
    0 none zippo nothing
    You have no one that was convicted of 911
    you have no proof that the person(that has not been charged with 9/11) was even killed....

    Like really people now your just stupid

    May 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • Eric

      Conspiracy theorists are hilarious! Keep it up!

      May 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • absurdturd

      I Have An Idea.....DO NOT WATCH GLEN BECK or FOX NEWS FOR 2 WEEKS, THEN COME BACK AND LOOK AT THESE MORONIC COMMENTS YOU POSTED.
      Your just pissed Obama did what Bush and Cheney could not or chose not to do.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
      • absurdturd

        BTW, this was not meant as a response to Infowarrior , I agree with him. Directed at all the Obama haters.

        May 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  702. Derp

    Sell photo viewings on pay-per-view and pay down the national debt.
    I hope OBL's weighted body bag is at a depth in the ocean that is so deep, so cold that nothing else is there, that OBL's body will lie forever in a suspended state – in cold ocean darkness – devoid of oxygen, light, life – all alone.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  703. Gruumsh

    Hard drives etc.....didn't they say the compound didn't have internet and all that? Did OBL write a confession on Word?

    May 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • livingston1

      I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but they found him by following the courier. They would use the computers to down load communication and then it would be taken somewhere else to be transmitted. You don't need a Internet connection to download a file. Just ask a author. There is no conspiracy. The President ordered it. The Navy Seals killed him. Good Grief!

      May 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
    • Anthony

      I know we live in the internet age but we shouldn't forget that computers without internet DO still serve purposes.

      May 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  704. LindaJay23

    Well, I sorta want to see the pic. But on the other hand I'm a little apprehensive because I know that you cannot UNsee this photo. I will always remember it. I don't know if I want it on my memory banks. So, I'm conflicted.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  705. HeHe

    Hollywoods still working on it for him

    May 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  706. Derik

    All of you who are bashing President Obama, I ask you consider this: He is the president and as such we should dignify his position as such with respect and honor. It was G.W. BUSH who started the war and told the American people back on September 14, 2001 that he would find Bin Laden and bring him to justice yet