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Tag: William J. Bennett

May
5th

The case for releasing photos of bin Laden’s corpse

In an editorial appearing Friday in the print edition, we argue that releasing the gruesome photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse would do more harm than good – for two reasons.

• The hard-core skeptics (they’re being called “deathers” now) wouldn’t believe anything they were shown.

• They could potentially incite violence against Americans abroad, including our military, diplomats and aid workers. That’s why the military asked that the photos not be released.

Of course, there’s a case to be made for the other side – and I could have written an editorial supporting that, too. William J. Bennett, for

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