Apparently it’s been OK to plaster the media with gruesome images of dead Iraqi civilians for years on end, but when it comes to showing us all the proof in the form of Bin Laden’s corpse, it’s just too hideous for people to stomach.
A Federal judge has refused to order the release of video and images showing the operation to capture and eventually kill Osama Bin Laden on May 1st, 2011 in Pakistan.
“The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, had requested that the defence department and Central Intelligence Agency release any pictures or video footage of the operation on 1 May 2011 that killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.”
“The defence department said it had no pictures or videos sought by the group and the CIA said it had 52 such records, but refused to release them. It cited exemptions to the US freedom of information act for classified materials and other reasons.”
“Judicial Watch sued in federal court and the US district judge James Boasberg sided with the Obama administration.”
“A picture may be worth a thousand words,” wrote Boasberg. “Yet, in this case, verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama bin Laden will have to suffice, for this court will not order the release of anything more.” – The Guardian
A comment on Infowars.com summed it up nicely – “That’s because there are no photos, except for the ones that Alice has in Wonderland.”∗