U.S. tells court bin Laden photos must stay secret.

Public disclosure of graphic photos and video taken of Osama…

Public disclosure of graphic photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden after he was killed in May by U.S. commandos would damage national security and lead to attacks on American property and personnel, the Obama administration contends in a court documents.

In a response late Monday to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group seeking the imagery, Justice Department attorneys said the CIA has located 52 photographs and video recordings. But they argued the images of the deceased bin Laden are classified and are being withheld from the public to avoid inciting violence against Americans overseas and compromising secret systems and techniques used by the CIA and the military.

Source: Richard Lardner for The Associated Press.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    and why do they need to see these displayed? Who will it benifit? I know who it will harm, everyone in the mix and those who will suddenly find themsleves thrust into the mix because of it. It is what it is, let it go, do you really need to see more ugly to make your life complete?