The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama has rejected call to release the photo of the former al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.The present controversies over Laden’s Corpse, and the questions raised whether the US officials followed proper Islamic death ceremony traditions have perhaps pressurized Obama to keep silent.
The president heeded the advice of the US Secretary of Defense Robert Gay and secretary of state counterpart Mrs. Clinton that the release of the graphic photograph of Osama Bin Laden would constitute a security threat to the US. President Obama was speaking in a press interview with CBS news program that there is no doubt that the US has seen the end of Osama Bin Laden.
Obama had a discussion with the national security team where it was agreed that the release of the graphic picture of the death of Osama Bin laden could spark off violence reaction from his followers.
There are have been rumours that have been going on around the white house for two days about the possible release of the photos but the recent pronouncement by Mr. Obama has put to rest that expectations among reporters attached to the white house. The decision to withhold the pictures from the public was favored by the top echelon of the administration as well as the security chiefs.