Thursday, May 5, 2011
Barack Obama: US will not publish 'trophy' photo of Osama bin Laden's body
President Barack Obama says he will not release “trophy” pictures of Osama bin Laden’s body as they could be used as a “propaganda tool” by terrorist organisations.
In an interview on US television, Mr Obama said: “Given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create a national security risk. We don’t want this floating around as incitement to additional violence or a propaganda tool. That is not who we are. We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies.”
He told CBS: “There is no doubt we have killed Osama bin Laden. The fact of the matter is you will not see bin Laden walking on this Earth again.”