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Bin Laden’s Photos Will Not Be Released, Pakistan Is Questioned By White House
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The White House has debated and struggled with the question of whether releasing the photos of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse would be beneficial or not. The final decision was made that the photos would not be released. Currently, there are several photos circulating on the Internet, however, the White House has been quick to assure the public that these are not authentic and should be disregarded. When asked about the photos, the President stated that he felt the graphic photos would be nothing more than inflammatory, particularly to the Arab nations.

South Carolina Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham called the decision a “mistake”, claiming that it would cause too many questions to be raised among other countries in the world. The White House has said that even if the photos were released, there would still be those who would doubt their veracity.

In related news, the White House continues to question Pakistan officials about their involvement with hiding Bin Laden for these ten years. Another question that the US has for Pakistan is who actually built and owned this compound and who was paying for its upkeep. When he was found, he was living in a compound that was mere miles from a Pakistani military academy. In addition, the terrorist leader had cash and two telephone numbers sewn into his clothing at the time of his death.

Women and children that were found in the compound were left there, unharmed, however, one child, one of Bin Laden’s daughters claimed that she witnessed the shooting of her father,in sharp contrast to the reports of the incident that were released by the military. Those reports stated that upon entering the room where Bin Laden was found, the Seals found only Bin Laden himself and a woman, described as one of his wives. That woman did rush the men and was shot in the leg but did not die. No mention of children being in that room was included in the report.

There has also been conflicting reports about the exact number of people slain in that mission, with the official count listing Bin Laden, his adult son, as well as two others. New information has reported that the death count is slightly higher than previously stated, including Bin Laden, his son, one woman and two undisclosed men who are thought to have been related to one another.

Currently, the United States is still sifting through all of the seized evidence, which includes computers, hard drives and storage devices to find what information these things contain. It is hoped that if the Pakistani government cannot provide the answers that are needed, that these documents and other sources of information will do so instead.

Pakistan is still claiming allegiance to the United States, stating that all information has been generously and promptly shared. The government is also quick to point out that Osama Bin Laden caused more death and destruction in that country than he did anywhere else.


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