Friday, January 18, 2013
Bin Laden Death Photos: Release to the Public, or Keep Classified? Federal Judges to Decide
Here's a tough one: A federal appeals court panel is considering whether photos of Osama bin Laden's body should be released to the public. Proponents say the government is required, as per the Freedom of Information Act, to release the photographs or explain why doing so would damage national security. It will be interesting to see which side prevails. Releasing the photos would quell rumours, but also would create a range of problems and spark several new rounds of alternate-scenario theories. I don't envy the judges.