Obama Refused to release Osama Bin Laden Dead Body photos : USA media
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, May 4, 2011): American President Barack Obama has decided not to release a photograph showing the body of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed by US commandos, US television networks said Wednesday.
In an interview with CBS, Obama said he wouldn’t release post-mortem images of Osama Bin Laden taken to prove his death, the network said in a statement. US officials who have seen the pictures of bin Laden’s body have described them as gruesome.
There are fears the photos could provoke anger and trigger a backlash against US personnel in the Muslim world. Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were both advising Obama about concerns at the Pentagon and State Department over releasing the photograph, ABC television said.