US holds photos of slain bin Laden, weighs release


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Submitted: Tue, 05/03/2011 - 7:20pm
Updated: Tue, 05/03/2011 - 8:46pm
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By NANCY BENAC
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was confronted by US commandos at his Pakistani hideout, the White House said Tuesday as new details emerged about the audacious raid that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist. The White House said it was considering whether to release photos of bin Laden after he was killed but that the photos were “gruesome” and could be inflammatory.

Other details that emerged on Tuesday: One of bin Laden’s wives tried to rush the US assaulters and was shot in the leg. High temperatures caused a lumbering helicopter carrying elite commandos to make a hard landing.

And as Navy SEALs swept through the massive compound, they handcuffed those they encountered with plastic zip ties and pressed on in pursuit of their target, code-named Geronimo.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

12 Comments

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …to feed the crows, instead of that cute little burial at sea that he didn’t deserve.

    Undertakers can do some amazing restoration work. A can of Bond-o, some make-up…..I think we should have stuffed him and had him on display in the Smithsonian, instead of risking food poisoning among the sharks of the Indian Ocean.

  • Guest 2 says:

    That is exactly what he deserved. But all in all I believe he is now getting exactly what he deserves and it will last a long, long, long time. Oh, I do want to add this thought. Why is Obama getting so much praise? Sure, he is the Seal’s Commander and Chief, but what did he do except do as his advisors said to do? Oh, I know….. quick, quick, put the answer on my teleprompter, they have a clear shot, is it a yes or is it a no?

  • Guest7969 says:

    Are you kidding me? Loops of American citizens jumping out of windows are all over the Internet! This guy should have been wrapped in a pig carcous, had cement put over him then tossed into one of our hog run off ponds!!!

  • Guest7969 says:

    See what happens when you reply with an iPhone…dumb thumbs…

  • Guest88 says:

    You people sure make stupid statements regarding Obama. You say “Next, he will try to convince everyone that HE was responsible for the price of oil dropping” when you people sure blame him when it rises.

  • sevenseas says:

    Guest 6858….quite frankly I don’t care who or which president is responsible for the price of a barrel of oil dropping as long as it goes down….that might be a concern of yours, maybe you enjoy paying high prices for a gallon of gas but most intelligent people want the price to go down NOW, I don’t think most of us want to wait for the next election for a price drop so a certain person or political party can take credit for it.

  • Guest6858 says:

    Please define “You people.” Also, is it alright for someone to take credit for something until it goes south and then blame the prior administration? Is it alright to have a president who is constantly flip-flopping on issues and who makes decisions based upon what group has the largest backing and not based on individual rights in this country? Does “Quite Frankly” really not care who lowers the price of oil as long as it comes down? I hope, for the sake of this country, that that is not the case.

  • Guestu says:

    “is it alright for someone to take credit for something until it goes south and then blame the prior administration?”

    I hear ya. When the real estate bubble popped and the economy tanked, I could not believe the Bush Administration had the nerve to blame it on Clinton’s policies.

    I guess when the doo doo hits the fan, no politician is going to step up and say it happened on my watch.

  • Guest88 says:

    You people would be people like you that can’t think for themselves, believe and then repeat all the BS that comes from fox news and the Rush types, and are Obama haters. Also people who got so much hate for Obama you can’t give him a speck of credit for getting osama but who would sure would have gave all the credit if something went wrong. At least as bad as Common (sorry Common for using you as an example) dislikes Obama, he gave him some credit.

  • Guest6858 says:

    That is one of the most racist comments I’ve ever read. Thank you for proving my point.

  • Guest88 says:

    I didn’t know replubican was a race. Your proving my point.

  • Guest6858 says:

    because he’s paying for it. He’s manipulating the situation for a postive outcome on his re-election campaign. This is what arrogant people do. Now you will see on television that HE convinced the powers that be to release the death photo. Next, he will try to convince everyone that HE was responsible for the price of a barrel of oil dropping. It’really all he is about. Sad. Let’s not fall for this a second time in 2012 folks!!!!

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