Al Qaeda has already vowed revenge.
I don’t really care if I ever see the photos myself. I just think it would help put these conspiracy theories to bed, although there will always be a certain segment of the population that will wear tin-foil hats no matter what. Also, I think Obama’s moralizing is kind of funny. We don’t parade around trophies, but we do break into houses in the dead of night and shoot unarmed people in the head. I don’t have a problem with that, but the moralizing about it is ironic to me.
I will give Obama one thing, though. At least he’s being consistent on photo releaseage. After he got into office he decided not to release more of the Abu Ghraib photos as well.
The media, however, ate up those photos, so their hypocrisy on this issue I think is worse than anything. Rolling Stone just released a spread of a few troops killing Afghan civilians a few weeks ago. The media didn’t seem to have a cow about that supposedly “inciting violence.” As a matter of fact, many of the same anti-Palin people that are slamming her for wanting Obama to release a photo of a dead terrorist were salivating over the Rolling Stone spread.
Update: Hold that thought. Apparently the AP has filed a FOIA request for the photos, which may or may not go through.Tweet