Obama decides not to release a photograph of a dead bin Laden since the photos are graphic and could be inflammatory.
President Barack Obama has decided not to release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body as evidence of his death.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president says "there is no doubt" that bin Laden is dead and that a photo won't "make any difference."
The photographs are described as gruesome and the concern is their release could be inflammatory.
The White House has decided not to release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama said "there is no doubt" that bin Laden is dead and that a photo won't "make any difference," Carney said, reading quotes by Obama from an interview with CBS recorded Wednesday.
Obama decided that the photos were too graphic and could inflame bin Laden's followers, Carney said. Still, their release would not change the minds of skeptics, according to the president.
"The fact of the matter" is that bin Laden will not been seen "walking on this Earth again," Carney quoted Obama as saying.