May 4, 2011
President Barack Obama has decided not to release any of the photographs of “the deceased Osama bin Laden,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
The decision came after a lengthy discussion with top Cabinet and security officials, Carney said, reiterating “there is no doubt we killed Osama bin Laden.”
Carney cited security concerns as well as the desire to avoid a perception of U.S. gloating.
“We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Carney quoted Obama as saying in an interview earlier Wednesday with the CBS program “60 Minutes.”