Langley photos of Bin Laden released
UNCENSORED NEWS | May 12, 2011 at 12:44 pmby
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It's been a busy day at CIA headquarters in Northern Virginia. Various members of Congress have been streaming in from Washington, D.C. on Thursday to view the postmortem photographs of Osama bin Laden after the CIA invited members of the House and Senate armed forces and intelligence committees to view the photos and see why the Obama Administration decided not to release them to the public. No one that The Atlantic Wire spoke to seems to have had their mind changed on the question of releasing the photos after actually seeing them. Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Rep. Michele Bachmann are still in agreement with the White House that the images of bin Laden's corpse should not be made public. Rep. Doug Lamborn, however, agreed with Sen. James Inhofe that some of the photos taken of bin Laden's body aboard the USS Vinson are suitable for release. Shortly after leaving CIA headquarters yesterday afternoon, Inhofe told The Atlantic Wire, "It's much more reasonable to show the public these photos."
After viewing gruesome photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse on Thursday, Rep. Ben Chandler stuck to his belief that the images should be released to the world as a dramatic reminder of the retribution awaiting terrorists. Chandler, a Democrat who represents Kentucky’s 6th District, went to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., where he said he viewed roughly a dozen photos of the al-Qaida leader who was shot to death May 1 by a team of Navy SEAL commandos that swept into his fortified hideout in Pakistan.
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