White House Will Not Release bin Laden Images
The Obama administration does not plan to release any images from the Usama bin Laden raid out of concern the footage could incite “emotions,” the White House counterterrorism adviser said Sunday ahead of the one-year anniversary of bin Laden’s death.
John Brennan told “Fox News Sunday” there’s no need to release the photos and video because “there’s no doubt whatsoever that bin Laden is dead.” The comments come after a federal judge denied a request to declassify the images.
“What we don’t want to do is put out anything that is going to unnecessarily incite emotions on this issue,” Brennan said. “We believe that it’s unnecessary to put something like that out.”