Schakowsky: ‘Graphic’ Bin Laden Death Photos Should Remain Sealed

CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky was escorted into CIA headquarters this afternoon where she became one of a select few people to get a look at the death photos of Osama Bin Laden.

Schakowsky was among members of the House Intelligence Committee who were invited to see the photographs for themselves.

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“Obviously the pictures are quite graphic, and it’s something you think about.” she said. “It wasn’t something I relished the idea of going to see them. I wanted to see them to be able to confirm in my own mind that it would be a serious mistake for them to be widely circulated and I certainly have convinced myself of that.”

Schakowsky said there was no good reason to release the photos publicly.

“You can just imagine that if they were released they would go viral on-line, and we’ve already seen one retaliatory action in Pakistan,” she said. “I think it would incite violence and there’s no need for that.”

Schakowsky said the pictures are “quite graphic.”

  • GetAGrip

    I agree, don’t show them to the pansies that can’t hack it. We don’t want any cases of terminal post traumatic stress disorder inflicted upon the weak sauce amongst our ranks.

  • Jeff R

    I believe the pictures should be shown to the public. Let the people do with it what they will. We are Americans, we and our families have suffered to a great degree. I say, lets put the picture on a t-shirt and wear it proudly. Smile like you have never smiled before and say that this was made in the U.S.A.

    • peaceful

      And this solves your problems how?

  • U.S.A.

    We should have new U.S. postage stamps printed and sold showing the photos! :-)

  • jayro

    i do not see how his death brings happiness to people. Sure he was an evil man for what he did, but is it bringing back the people that he killed? His death does not fix anything or make it even.

    • GetAGrip

      I’m happy, that you are not so happy.

  • det.furman

    Hey whats obama hiding,you know this was all about him getting re-elected,my question how long did obama know he was there,thats the $64,000 question to me.

  • Gabe

    If they can show people jumping to their deaths on 911 then they can show his stupid picture. It would most certainly bring closure to me and millions of others. It’s a damn shame this president is saving them for election time. Say whatever, think whatever, but it is what it is i guarantee ya.

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