How it’s reported…
May 5, 2011 15 Comments
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered grisly photographs of Osama bin Laden in death sealed from public view on Wednesday, declaring, “We don’t need to spike the football” in triumph after this week’s daring middle-of-the-night raid. The terrorist leader was killed by American commandos who burst into his room and feared he was reaching for a nearby weapon, U.S. officials said.
Come on. I get the photographs play. “Grisly” might be, um, insensitive.
But really. Keep pushing an Osama-bin-Laden-shot-in-self-defense narrative? The world isn’t stupid. The mission was kill.