Udall backs Obama on bin Laden photos

Photos of the bullet-riddled face of Osama bin Laden ought not be made public, said U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, viewed classified photos of the mastermind of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, who was shot twice in the head in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALS earlier this month in a compound in Pakistan.

Udall had requested that Intelligence Committee members be allowed to view photos of bin Laden’s corpse.

By making photos available to some members of Congress, “we have eliminated the potential that anyone could ever question — now or in the future — whether this terrorist has been brought to justice,” Udall said in a statement.

Having viewed the photos, however, Udall said that a public release could have dire consequences.

“I still agree with the president’s decision not to make them public,” Udall said. “Bin Laden’s body is not a trophy, and such a move could inflame jihadists and put our nation and our allies at risk.”


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