Osama bin Laden dead photo not yet sure for release, White House says

By on May 4, 2011 in Current Events, United States, World Comments

Updated: May 5, 2011 5:09 p.m.

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Some White House officials are telling reports that they are not yet sure if they will be releasing the photo of Osama bin Laden after he was killed on Sunday.



President Obama and Osama bin Laden
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On a report at CBS News on Tuesday morning, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor sent an email to reporters that “there is no update on the decision to release the photos. I have no idea what the Drudge thing is based on.”

Apparently, a post at Drudge Report stated that “a top source says that President Obama decided Tuesday morning to release at least one photo showing Osama Bin Laden‘s death”.

“I understand there is a lot of interest in this decision, but it’s very difficult to provide constant guidance or updates. I promise that if or when there’s more to say, we’ll let you know.” Vietor added.

On the other hand, White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at NBC’s Today show on Monday and explained the consequences once the photo of Osama bin Laden when he died will be released.

“So what we’re doing is now considering whether or not additional information, such as photos or videos or whatever else. But this needs to be done thoughtfully.” Brennan said.

“And what we’re trying to do is to ensure that the information we put out is clear and as accurate as possible.” Brennan added, noting that the White House wants to be confident on the information that they will release.

Meanwhile, a lot of people are putting pressure on White House to release more information proving that Osama bin Laden was really killed on Sunday.

Earlier, a Osama bin Laden dead photo surfaced online but many believed that it is a fake and is only an old photo of the al-Qaeda founder which was most likely photoshopped.



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