’60 Minutes’: Why Obama Won’t Release Bin Laden Death Photos

by | May 5, 2011 at 8:01 AM | 60 Minutes

President Obama on 60 Minutes (CBS)

President Obama on 60 Minutes (CBS)

CBS has released the first snippet of President Obama’s interview with Steve Kroft from Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”

In his first sit-down following the death of Osama Bin Laden, the President tells Kroft he is “absolutely certain” the former Al Qaeda leader is dead. Despite a public demand for proof, Obama insists that images of Bin Laden’s body will not be released. “It’s important that very graphic photos of someone who’s been shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence – or used as a propaganda tool,” he says. “That’s not who we are.”

WATCH OBAMA’S COMMENTS HERE

The full interview will air on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, May 8 at 7/6c.

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