Major Garrett
National Journal
May 4, 2011

As the debate simmers about whether the White House should release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body as proof of his death, there is, so far, no effort to make it a partisan debate on Capitol Hill. At least, not from one of the president’s usual political antagonists.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he has no opinion on whether the White House should release photos of bin Laden to establish that his body was in U.S. custody and he died as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by the Special Operations unit that invaded his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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“That’s a decision for the administration to make,” Boehner said when asked if it was necessary to release any of the bin Laden photos, which U.S. officials have described as carrying the gory imprint of a gunshot wound to the head. “They have to decide what to do. I’m convinced. I have no doubts.”

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