Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The second-guessing has begun

Jay Carney stated in his press briefing that bin Laden was not armed when he was shot. At least one reporter jumped on that asking why he was not captured. Cue Glenn Greenwald.

A number of reporters asked by the photos of the body aren't being released. I can understand the desire to publish such photos, but considering that he was shot in the face, I think it would be pretty shocking and might not quiet any doubts about identification. I also think it would be indecent of us and extremely inflammatory to many radical imams and their congregants. I can imagine some situation that might persuade the government to release a photo, but I don't really know what it would be.

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