President Obama has reportedly made the decision to NOT release any photos of Osama Bin Laden.
Though it took him three days to come to the decision that he could have came up with that night, Obama has decided that not only are they too gruesome, but that he doesn’t want The US to show them off like a trophy.
A tweet from NBC’s Luke Russert reads today: “House Intel Comt member tells me decision not to release #OBL death pic grounded in not wanting to create photographic “martyr status.”
The President also reportedly shared his decision in an interview taped for 60 Minutes on Sunday, in which he explained, “We don’t trot out trophies….We don’t need to spike the football.”
While The President does present a good case on whether or not it is right to release the photos, which it was reported that the White House would do on Tuesday, it’s probably a decision he should have not went back and forth with for more than 48 hours.
If anything, it’s going to give conspiracy theorists all of the ammo they need for their “Is Osama really dead?” videos on YouTube.
What do you think of the President’s decision to not release the photos?
If the President wants to compare it to “spiking the football,” then nobody spikes the football better than America!