Folks in this city should have heeded the advice of CIA Director Leon Panetta, the fellow who heads up the organization, along with DoD, that masterminded the capture of Usama bin Laden: release the elimination photo. Prior quote on this issue here.
President Obama said he does not want to release the photo because, in part, UBL is not a “trophy” and does not want to “spike the football.” True. So stop talking so much about it. Unfortunately, some Republicans have also joined in.
Then there is the media. These were the first folks clamoring, and suing, to have photos released from Abu Ghraib matter during the Bush Administration. A fellow FBer and friend reminded us about it with this post:
A coalition of 14 media organizations and public interest groups organized by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. District Court in New York urging the release of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse photos.
The coalition, which includes CBS Broadcasting Inc., NBC Universal Inc., and The New York Times Co. , supports a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union has had pending the Defense Department since October 2003.
Where is the RCFP today? Where is the “outrage”?