Obama: I won’t release bin Laden death photos
In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama says he won’t release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death.
“We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama said.
“We don’t need to spike the football…given the graphic nature of the photo it would create national security risk,” said the president.
Video of the comments will appear on the CBS “Evening News” on Wednesday.
Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Wednesday that the Obama administration should not release the gruesome post-mortem images, saying it could complicate the job for American troops overseas. Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo.