After numerous rumors and conspiracy theories regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the CIA announced today that they plan to show photos of Bin Laden's corpse to selected lawakers of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee members. Senate members can choose to view the images at the CIA agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
President Barrack Obama has held his stance against releasing the gory photos.
There is no doubt that we killed Osama bin Laden. It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool. That's not who we are, we don't trot out this stuff as trophies...I think, given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create some national security risks, the president said.
There were disagreements within Cabinet members whether to keep the secrets photo with concern of it being too inflammatory. Lawmakers interested in viewing Bin Laden's photos will need to travel to the agency headquarters at an undisclosed time.