When is comes to the subject of Osama Bin Laden, the White House is still pretty quiet and will not release any pictures of his body.
Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein‘s hanging. The U.S. also released post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out.
So the question is, why not release pictures of Bin Laden? People want proof he is dead.
There are movies and books out that describe the events from May 2, 2011.
“Another assaulter and I trained our lasers on his chest and fired several rounds,” Bissonnette wrote. “The bullets tore into him, slamming his body into the floor until he was motionless.”
This is pretty gruesome. After the raid it is said that Bin Laden had over 100 bullets in him and that is a conservative estimate.
Some think it’s because acts may not have been legal under the Laws of Land Warfare. According to doc, “a soldier is fully authorized to put a few insurance rounds into his target after he goes down. Provided the enemy is not surrendering, it is morally, legally, and ethically appropriate to shoot the body a few times to ensure that he is really dead and no longer a threat.”
Speculation is the real reason the Obama administration has not released pictures of Osama Bin Laden’s body is due to the excessive shots to his body. They are most likely afraid of an international scandal.
I guess time will tell when eventually another administration will release the pics.