The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will consider today Judicial Watch’s request for the release of 52 pictures that were taken in May 2011 after U.S. forces killed the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack, The Washington Post reported Wednesday January 9th 2013.
“President Obama is asking the courts to rewrite (the Freedom of Information Act) to allow his administration to withhold documents simply because their disclosure may cause controversy,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement released before the hearing.
It’s simply absurd that ”the greatest manhunt in history”, would in reality lack any shred of credible visual, audio or forensic evidence to back up it’s claim. This comes on the heels of the Nov 21st 2012 disclosure that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson, according to State Department internal emails
“It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool,” Obama told CBS News in May 2011. “You know, that’s not who we are. You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies.”
“A picture may be worth a thousand words. And perhaps moving pictures bear an even higher value,” Boasberg ruled. “Yet, in this case, verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama bin Laden will have to suffice, for this court will not order the release of anything more.”