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Philadelphia-Area Congressmen Agree Bin Laden Death Photos Are Best Kept Secret

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Several members of the US Congress, including a few from the Delaware Valley, have been getting a top-secret peek at the post-mortem pictures of terror chieftain Osama bin Laden.

Members of the Armed Services Committee and Intelligence Committee are being invited to CIA headquarters where, after going through stringent security, they are able to view the pictures in a room.

US Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) calls the photos “grotesque.”

“I wanted to see whether or not I thought…  I couldn’t make a determination whether I thought they should be put to the public or not until I saw them.  And when I saw them, I’m glad that they’re not made public,” Brady told KYW Newsradio today.

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who labels the pictures “dramatic,” agrees — but for a different reason.

“We have incredibly dedicated, patriotic men and women in uniform putting their lives at risk every second of every day in some pretty tough places,” he said, “and I don’t think we should do a single thing to further endanger them.”

Brady is confident the pictures will not be leaked; LoBiondo isn’t so sure.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Scott

    The latest status symbol in a status-generated city…”Were YOU allowed to see he bin Laden photos?” “Well, I was…” the politicos latest measure of “importance” will be whether or not they were “cleared” to see bin Laden laying toe up. Big deal. Road kill is road kill…

  • justa thought

    Cable is probably still trying to work out a pay per view event…standby America

  • Frank Graff

    Congressman Brady, we are not the public, we are the injured and the people of the United States of America. You don’t have the right to decide what we see and don’t see. And LoBiondo, what kind of men and woman do you think we have fighting already for the dead from this man. Show us the picture, just as Sadam hanging, and Mussolini hanging, and Hitler lying in the ditch, we can handle it. And if your families are to weak to look, don’t you show them. But, I want to see the SOB. We are not idiots, we know where the remote button is located.

    • Zzbar

      Very Good.

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