Osama bin Laden photos viewed by members of Congress

'He's gone. He's history.'

Several members of Congress are reporting they have personally viewed about 15 photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse after he was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1. A debate emerged following the al-Qaeda leader’s death about whether the photos should be released publicly as proof of his death, or whether they should remain under wraps in order to prevent further incitement of bin Laden supporters and to protect national security. Calls for their release have grown louder, especially among Republican lawmakers, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. James Inhofe. Even relatives of bin Laden have demanded proof of his death, and are calling for an investigation into his killing. Those members of Congress who have viewed the pictures say they were indeed of bin Laden. “That was him,” Inhofe said Thursday. “He’s gone. He’s history.”


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