To Release The Bin Laden Photo Or Not

Ken AshfordWar on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Pro: It will end rumors in Middle East "hot spots" that he is still alive.

Con: Ugly photo could engender more anger and hostility at U.S. from those "on the fence".

I come out against releasing the "dead bin Laden photo".  There will always be an element who won't believe it.  But if (a) his own daughter, who eyewitnessed the killing, says her daddy is dead, and (b) he fails to show up with tomorrow's New York Times in hand… ever, I think we've clinched the proof… without showing the photo.